Insecticides - Cypermethrin


What is cypermethrin?

• Cypermethrin is a pyrethroid insecticide. It was first synthesized in 1974.

• Cypermethrin is a synthetic chemical similar to the pyrethrins in pyrethrum extract (which comes from the chrysanthemum plant).

• Pyrethroids, including cypermethrin were designed to be effective longer than pyrethrins.

What is cypermethrin used for?

• Cypermethrin is used for the control of insects and is usually formulated as a spray.

How does cypermethrin work?

• Cypermethrin works by quickly affecting the insect's central nervous system.

How toxic is cypermethrin?

• Cockroach brain cells exposed to very small doses of cypermethrin exhibited a nervous system response, which would result in restlessness, incoordination, prostration, and paralysis.

• Mice exposed to small doses of cypermethrin displayed symptoms including writhing, convulsions, and salivation.

• Rats exposed to cypermethrin exhibited similar symptoms including tremors, seizures, writhing, and

• salivation as well as burrowing behavior.

What effect does cypermethrin have on wildlife?

• Cypermethrin is highly toxic to fish.

• Cypermethrin is highly toxic to bees.

• Cypermethrin is very highly toxic to water insects.

• Cypermethrin is very low in toxicity to birds.

Signs of toxicity in humans.

• People handling or working with pyrethrins and pyrethroids (including cypermethrin) sometimes

• developed tingling, burning, dizziness,and itching.

• Which of our products contain cypermethrin?

SX Cyperbug

SX Ant Gel

Insecto Superbug Destroyer

Protector C