How to Manage Pests
Active ingredient: Pyrethrin
Pesticide type: insecticide (botanical)
Synonyms: pyrethrins; pyrethrum
See example products below.
Pyrethrins rapidly break down after application. They must be applied when target pests are present. Pyrethrins are fast acting and cause rapid knockdown of flying insects or temporary paralysis of other insects. They are used to flush out cockroaches, for instance, from hiding places in homes. Insects may recover from application of pyrethrins alone and to be most effective, they need to be combined with the synergist piperonyl butoxide. Formulations that include insecticidal soap or other insecticides may increase effectiveness.
Precautions and Safety Equipment
Minimize your exposure to pesticides. Avoid contact with eyes. Wear eye protection, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat that can be washed after each use. Always read label of individual product for additional directions.
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