What are permethrin and tetramethrin?


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2010-02-10 22:46:59
2010-02-10 22:46:59

Permethrin and tetramethrin are non natural, non organic controls of pest populations. They share membership in the same chemical control group, the pyrethroids. They control insect populations by attacking each individual insect's nervous system. They're particularly effective against such stubborn pests as cockroaches and mosquitoes.

But there are differences between the two. Permethrin is considered to be of low toxicity to mammals. It's absorbed poorly by the skin. In contrast, tetramethrin is very potent.


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There are quite a few different types of chemicals that can be used for ant extermination. A few examples of some active chemical ingredients would be tetramethrin and permethrin.

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Not likely if appropriately used it one of the more common pesticides and least toxic.

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