Pesticides: Pyrethrins
Pesticide Classification
__ Herbicide __ Fungicide
_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
__ Synthetic
__ Biological
__ Oil
__ Soap
_X Botanical
__ Other
_X Broad-spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
_X Non-systemic

_X Contact poison
__ Stomach poison
__ Other

Common Brand Names:

Bonide Garden Dust (+ sulfur)
Bonide Garden Insect Spray
Earth-tone Insect Control (plus canola oil)
Ferti-lome Fruit Tree Spray (+ Neem)
Ferti-lome Red Spider & Mite Spray RTU (+ Neem)
Monterey Take Down Garden Spray (plus canola oil)
Safer Tomato & Vegetable RTU (+ soap)
Schultz Houseplants & Gardens Pyrethrum Insect Spray

Chemical Action and Usages: Botanical insecticide with the active ingredients of pyrethrins (natural insecticides extracted from certain chrysanthemums). This is a contact spray which rapidly penetrates insect nervous systems causing paralysis. Pyrethrins naturally break down quite rapidly on exposure to sunlight, with residual toxicity persisting for less than one day. Helps control a variety of insects including aphids, beetles, cabbage loopers, gnats, leafhoppers, mealybugs, moths, stink bugs, thrips, whiteflies and mites. These products may be used on certain houseplants, ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, vines and trees. May be used on food crops up to the day of harvest.

Cautions/Instructions: Read the label carefully of the brand you have selected. Apply the product according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply to bodies of water.

Toxicity: Low toxicity to humans, birds and pets. Can be toxic to bees and other beneficial insects. Toxic to fish.