Discontinued Pesticides
Pesticide Classification
__ Herbicide __ Fungicide
__ Bactericide
_X Insecticide/Miticide
__ Molluscicide __ Repellent
Properties Properties Properties
__ Selective
__ Non-selective

__ Pre-emergent
__ Post-emergent

__ Systemic
__ Contact
__ Broad Spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
__ Non-systemic

__ Protectant
__ Eradicant
_X Synthetic
__ Biological
__ Oil
__ Soap
__ Botanical
__ Other
_X Broad-spectrum
__ Specific

_X Systemic
__ Non-systemic

_X Contact poison
__ Stomach poison
__ Other

Common Brand Names:

Diazinon
Dursban
Methoxychlor
Resmethrin

Chemical Action and Usages: Diazinon and Dursban are organophosphate insecticides which have been banned from retail sales to the homeowner by the Environmental Protection Agency. Methoxychlor is an organochlorine insecticide which is no longer being manufactured. Resmethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid that has limited availability and may be removed from the market. If you still have any of these products, you may legally use them according to the directions on the label. Some of these products may still be available in agricultural formulations; but it is illegal for the merchant to sell or the homeowner to purchase any of these products for use in a homeowner setting.

Cautions/Instructions: Please dispose of any of these products properly by using them according to the directions on the label of the product that you possess. If you do not wish to use them, the EPA often offers collection sites where you may take any hazardous pesticides in your possession. Never discard old or discontinued pesticides by disposing of them in any ditch, waterway, sanitary sewer or by any other method whereby the pesticide will enter the groundwater system.

Toxicity: Organophosphate insecticides have been determined by the EPA to pose special and unacceptable risks to children. In addition, organophosphates are more toxic to bees, birds, fish and aquatic insects than many other pesticides. In humans, poisoning most often occurs through ingestion, skin absorption and vapor inhalation. Prolonged exposure and use of these pesticides increase the risk factor for poisoning.