Dichlorvos household Systemic Insecticide For Aphids / caterpillars
Dichlorvos is an organophosphate compound used to control household, public health, and stored
product insects. It is effective against mushroom flies, aphids, spider mites, caterpillars, thrips, and
white flies in greenhouse, outdoor fruit, and vegetable crops. Dichlorvos is used to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections in dogs, livestock, and humans. Dichlorvos can be fed to livestock to control
botfly larvae in the manure. It acts against insects as both a contact and a stomach poison. It is used
as a fumigant and has been used to make pet collars and pest strips. It is available as an aerosol and soluble concentrate.
Control of household and public health insect pests, e.g. flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, bedbugs, ants, etc.; stored-product pests in warehouses, storerooms, etc.; flies and midges in animal houses; sciarid
and phorid flies in mushrooms; sucking and chewing insects, and spider mites in a wide range of crops, including fruit, vines, vegetables, ornamentals, tea, rice, cotton, hops, glasshouse crops, etc. Also used
Colorless to Amber Liquid
Stability: Stable in neutral, weakly acidic and weakly alkaline media, rapidly hydrolysed to the hydroxy-derivate in strong acids and alkalis, Soil DT50 is 100 days.
Mode of Action
Insecticide and acaricide with respiratory, contact, and stomach action. Gives rapid knockdown.
Non-systemic insecticide with contact and stomach action. Also exhibits anti-feeding action. Good residual activity on treated plants.
Oral Acute oral LD50 for rats c. 50 mg/kg. Skin and eye Acute percutaneous LD50 for rats c. 90 mg/kg. Slight skin and eye irritant (rabbits). Inhalation LC50 (4 h) for rats 230 mg/m3.
Oral Acute oral LD50 for rats 250-4150 (tech. 7180), mice 138 mg/kg. Skin and eye Acute percutaneous LD50 for rats >4920, rabbits >2460 mg/kg. Slight skin and eye irritant (rabbits). May be a weak skin sensitiser. Inhalation LC50 (4 h) for rats 2.5 mg/l.