Pyrethrum is the oldest insecticide known to man and well recognized for low mammalian toxicity
and non-persistence in the environment. It rapidly knocks-down and kills a wide variety
of insect pests such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, fleas, houseflies, etc.
It is also widely used in horticulture and by growers of organic crops for the control of leaf
hoppers and other common pests. Major use areas include:
Indoor Residential (Home & Garden)
Household Aerosols (FIK & CIK)
Mosquito Coils & Mats
Shampoos for pets
Public Health Measures (Flies)
Sprays & Fogs for Farms & Dairies
Protection of Food Processing & Handling
Protection of Stored Products
Sequential Aerosols for Restaurants
Organic crops protection
Minor crops protection
Most formulations will contain a synergist such as Piperonyl Butoxide to enhance the performance.
Recently many "organic" products omit these synergists for reasons of purity. Instead vegetable
oils are added.