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Can I still buy Dursban?

While Dow AgroSciences, the makers of chlorpyrifos (Dursban), and the EPA agreed in June to limit most outdoor residential and non-residential uses, Dursban Pro is still available for golf course use.

What is Dursban TC?

Dursban TC is a long-lasting, cost effective termiticide that has a proven track record, according to manufacturer Dow AgroSciences. Dursban TC is available through Oldham Chemicals but the inventory is very limited. To order, contact Oldham Chemicals at 1-800-888-5502.

How do you use Dursban 20% EC?

Dursban controls insects and pests such as the White Flies, Aphids, Thrips Fruit borer and Termites. An effective liquid insecticide 1-2 ml is mixed with 1 Litre of water and sprayed to the treated plants. This easy-to-use product is fast acting and can be used for both indoor and outdoor purposes.

Can Dursban be used indoors?

As with all organophosphates, Dursban at low levels of exposure causes dizziness and nausea. But other Dursban products are used outdoors on lawns and shrubs, and indoors in offices, schools, hotels, hospitals and restaurants. Dursban also is used frequently in pet flea collars.

What replaced Dursban?

University of Florida urban horticulturist Tom MacCubbin told the Orlando Sentinel newspaper that he recommends these name-brand alternatives to Dursban: Orthene, Sevin, Merit and Tempo. To get rid of caterpillars, MacCubbin suggested bacillus thuringiensis, an insecticidal bacterium.

Why was Dursban banned?

Answer: Dursban was banned by the EPA around 2000-2001 because of concerns for the health of humans and wildlife. The pest control industry has produced other products that are as effective as Dursban, but they do not have the same health risks.

What is Chlorpyriphos 20?

RAIDER is a broad spectrum organophosphorus insecticide. It controls a wide range of insect pests in soil or on foliage in a variety of crops, by contact, ingestion and vapors action.

What is the meaning of 50 EC?

Half maximal effective concentration (EC50) refers to the concentration of a drug, antibody or toxicant which induces a response halfway between the baseline and maximum after a specified exposure time. EC50 is a measure of concentration, expressed in molar units (M), where 1 M is equivalent to 1 mol/L.

Is Dursban safe?

Dursban, also known as chlorpyrifos, is a highly toxic pesticide that was once widely used in the U.S. A nerve toxin, Dursban has been linked to birth defects, neurological injuries in children, and other ailments. It was used in homes, schools, daycare centers and many other places frequented by children.

How do you use lambda cyhalothrin 5 EC?


  1. Foliar spray is recommended.
  2. Mix the recommended dose in or LOCSLAY 5 in a bucket half filled with water with agitation, add remain recommended quantity of water with continuous agitation and spray uniformly for batter result.

Is chlorpyrifos harmful to humans?

Chlorpyrifos is considered moderately hazardous to humans by the World Health Organization based on its acute toxicity. Exposure surpassing recommended levels has been linked to neurological effects, persistent developmental disorders, and autoimmune disorders.

What can Dursban TC be used for on?

To prevent insect attack of wood products, Dursban TC may be used for treatment of fence posts, utility poles, railroad ties, landscape timbers, logs, pallets, wooden containers, poles, posts, and processed wood products. Applications must be made in manufacturing, industrial, or right-of way settings only.

What kind of insecticide is Dursban used for?

Dursban (or chlorpyrifos) is a highly toxic chemical belonging to the organophosphates family. Organophosphates are related to nerve-gas. Dursban is generally used as an active ingredient in lawn care and pest control products to eliminate ants, cockroaches, aphids, fleas, wasps, and spiders,…

Are there restrictions on the use of Dursban 50W?

Dursban 50W is a Restricted Use Pesticide. State restrictions on the sale and use of Eagle 20EW and Snapshot apply. Consult the label before purchase or use for full details. Always read and follow label directions.

What can Dursban be used for in lawn care?

Dursban is generally used as an active ingredient in lawn care and pest control products to eliminate ants, cockroaches, aphids, fleas, wasps, and spiders, and other agricultural pests.