Homeowners looking for do-it-yourself alternatives to Dursban
to reduce the risk of termites need look no further than their local home center.
is the common trade name, but it is one product of more than 800 containing the chemical chlorpyrifos, which today's action affects.
They reported that Dursban
, Diazinon, and Raid Ant and Roach Killer reduced presence of fire ants by 59, 41, and 33%, respectively.
Active Brand ingredient Chemical family Sales (US$) Acres treated Talstar Bifenthrin Pyrethroid 10 million 276,000 Dursban
Chlorpyrifos Organophosphate 8 million 289,000 Active Brand ingredient (lb) Talstar 31,000 Dursban
309,000 Data from Fugate et al.
EPA increases risk estimate of a pesticide: Agency decision effectively bans Dursban
For example, the notorious pesticide Dursban
is off the shelves of hardware stores because it was found to impair brain development in laboratory rats.
Chlorpyrifos, sold under the trade name Dursban
, is found in more than 800 products used on termites, weeds, flea and tick treatments, and several other insect killers.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering restricting the use of Dursban
, one of the most widely-used pesticides.
Because other pesticides such as Dursban
and Malathion have caused similar problems in other cities, proper handling of all pesticides is imperative.
Experts are unsure whether chlorpyrifos - the active ingredient in Dursban
- or an inert ingredient, or a combination of ingredients may be causing health problems, LaFave said.
1988) (allowing failure to warn claims regarding use of the flea pesticide Dursban
to survive manufacturer's motion for summary judgment).
Pesticides and other chemicals used on insects, crops, and "weeds" included Amdro, Diazinon, diesel fuel, gasoline, Greenlight Fire Ant Killer, Orthene, Logic, Ortho Pest Granules, Spectracide, AG500, Round-up, Mirex, Malathion, Scourge in mineral oil, Resmethrin, TAT ant traps, Dursban
, Sodium silicate in baby powder, Thimet, Ridomil, Sett, Pydrin, Lorsban, Pix, Arsenic dust, 2-4D, Methyl bromide, Sevin dust and liquid, Ortho Flying Insect Spray, KGRO Fire Ant Killer, Paraquat, Valpar, Benylate, Aggie Ant Killer, Treflan, Typersan, Daconil, and Prowl.