Pyrethroid pesticides were developed to combat threats to public health all over the world. Derived from chrysanthemums, this class of pesticides has a proven and established safety profile when used as directed. Pyrethroids are heavily regulated in the United States and pose no significant health risk to adults and children when used according to the label.
Throughout history, insects and other pests have spread diseases that have killed hundreds of millions of people across the globe. Despite advances in science, insects remain carriers of pathogens that have a major impact on global health.
Fighting Mosquitos: The Deadliest Creature Known to Man
Pyrethroids are some of the most effective tools available in controlling mosquitos, which are the deadliest creatures known to man, claiming over 700,000 lives annually. Because many of the diseases carried by mosquitos are viral illnesses with no cure, vector control becomes an essential cornerstone of public health.
Fleas, Lice & Other Disease-Spreading Pests
In addition to mosquitos, pyrethroid pesticides help control other insects that spread infectious and sometimes fatal diseases. While some of these illnesses were common in the Middle Ages, they have recently resurged in the United States.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the body of scientific evidence have found there is no significant health risk to adults and children from the proper application of pyrethroid insecticides.
Decades of Research – Approved for Responsible Use
Pyrethroids have been intensely studied for years and have been found to have little to no impact on the health of children or adults when used as directed.
Manufacturers of pyrethroid products work closely with federal, state and local regulators to ensure these products are used properly and according to label requirements.