What is deltamethrin?

• Deltamethrin is a pyrethroyd insecticide that kills insects on contact and through digestion. It is a synthetic insecticide based on natural pyrethrins.

• Deltamethrin products are some of the most popular and widely used insecticides in the world.

What is deltamethrin used for?

• Deltamethrin has a very broad spectrum of insect control and is effective against cockroaches, flies, fleas, beetles, bed bugs and a large number of other insects and bugs.

How does deltamethrin work?

• Deltamethrin causes death due to irreversible damage to the nervous system. It rapidly paralyses the insect's nervous system resulting in a quick 'knockdown' of the insect.

How toxic is deltamethrin?

• Deltamethrin is highly toxic to insects.

• Mammalian exposure to deltamethrin is classified as safe provided it is used in accordance with the product label.

What effect does deltamethrin have on wildlife?

• As is common with all pyrethroids, deltamethrin has high toxicity to bees.

• It is extremely toxic to aquatic insects and fish.

Signs of toxicity in humans.

• Deltamethrin is a neurotoxin, it attacks the nervous system of insects and mammals.

• Skin contact can lead to tingling or reddening of the skin local to the application. If taken in through the eyes or mouth, a common symptom is facial paraesthesia, which can feel like many different abnormal sensations, including burning, partial numbness, 'pins and needles', skin crawling, etc.

• Recently, in South Africa, residues of deltamethrin were found in breast milk, together with DDT, in an area that used DDT treatment for malaria control, as well as pyrethroids in small-scale agriculture.

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