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Phenothrin

d-Phenothrin/Sumithrin

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Synthetic Pyrethroids.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Synthetic pyrethroid
  • Uses: Commercial and industrial settings, in animal kennels, medical institutions, and other institutional settings; greenhouses, homes, and gardens, and in recreational areas, vector control for mosquitoes (indoor and outdoor); targets ants, aphids, bed bugs, bees, beetles, billbugs, box elders, borers, cockroaches, cadelles, caterpillars, centipedes, crickets, daubers, earwigs, fleas, flies, gnats, hornets, crawling insects, flying insects, grain insects, lace bugs, leafhoppers, leaf miners, lice, moths, mites, mealy bugs, midges, millipedes, mosquitoes, rust, scab, scales, scorpions, silverfish, spiders, sow bugs, thrips, ticks, wasps, waterbugs, weevils, worms, and yellow jackets.
  • Alternatives: Least-toxic insect control, Least-toxic mosquito control
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely (135, 136, 137, 138)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Suspected (30, 136)
  • Reproductive Effects: Suspected (137)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (29, 137)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (11, 137)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: No
  • Birth/Developmental: Not Likely
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not Likely
  • Potential Leacher: Not Likely
  • Toxic to Birds: Not Likely
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (137)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (57, 137)

Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database

Additional Information