Pyrethroid pesticides provide a wide range of benefits to society by offering consumers and professionals a proven way to control a broad spectrum of harmful pests. They are highly effective in controlling insects of economic and public health significance in agriculture, mosquito control, and structural and residential pest control.

Products containing pyrethroids help control insects that may spread such harmful diseases as West Nile Virus and Lyme disease. They are also invaluable in protecting homes from termites, and dozens of farm crops from insect infestations.

Pyrethroid pesticides have emerged as some of the most trusted, reliable and effective tools for combating pests.

Benefits Summary Fact Sheet

Benefits to Public Health

Pyrethroid pesticides play a vital role around the world in protecting humans from pests that may carry infectious diseases, including ticks that spread Lyme disease and mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus.

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Benefits to Homes and Buildings

Pyrethroids are an important tool for repelling wood destroying insects, such as termites and carpenter ants that can destroy homes and other buildings.

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Benefits to Farms & Food Production

Pyrethroids have been used since the 1980’s and represent a valuable tool for protecting more than 120 crops that provide food and fiber to millions of Americans and the world.

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