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Dichlorvos (DDVP)

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: DDVP.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organophosphate insecticide
  • Uses: Agricultural sites, commercial, institutional and industrial sites; in and around homes; on pets,in greenhouses; mushroom houses; storage areas for bulk, packaged and bagged raw and processed agricultural commodities; food manufacturing/processing plants; animal premises; and non-food areas of food-handling establishments Target pests are flies, gnats, mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, cockroaches, armyworms, chinch bugs, clover mites, crickets, cutworms, grasshoppers, and sod webworms.
  • Alternatives: Organic Agriculture, Least-Toxic Insect Control, Least-Toxic Pet Care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (10), Yes (21)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (22)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (4)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (4)

Additional Information