Xterminator a contact insecticide consisting of plant extracts, fatty acids and natural oils.
Can be used on all types of crops like vegetables pome fruit and stone fruit, flowers and grasses. The product was widely tested. It is very effective over a wide range of insects like:. thrips, leafhopper, leaf miner flies, beetles, ants, mites, aphids, red spider, caterpillars and white flies.
Natural Pyrethrum, plant oils and fatty acids. Xterminator is not phytotoxic, bio-degradable, breaks down rapidly by heat and sun light, leaves no toxic residues and forms part of integrated pest management. No resistance for Xterminator is known and likely to happen.
The concentrate is poisonous and must be handled carefully. If spilt on skin, rinse immediately with clean water. Wear suitable protective clothing and gas masks if sprayed in closed areas. Keep out of reach of children and uninformed persons.
Short withholding period of 3 to 4 days.
Do not use with Bio-Build and other oils.
Do not apply directly before or after irrigation or if wind is blowing too strong.
Pesticide Information Profile
Active(s): Natural phyrethrins / pyrethrum (CAS 800-34-7) 0.75%
Toxicity: PAN Bad Actor Chemical: Not listed
Health risks human
Acute: may cause asthmatic breathing, sneezing, nasal stuffiness, headache, facial flushing and swelling, burning and itching. LD50 oral children 50 mg/kg, adults 100 mg/kg
Chronic: low chronic toxicity to humans – skin irritation.
Cholinesterate inhibitor: No
General: Natural Phyrethrins have little residual effects, since breakdown by temperature, UV-light and oxygen (air) is fast. Spilage of phyrethrins though is environmental unfriendly.
Bees: slightly toxic
Groundwater: No case study available
Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs)
Expected residue concentration per applied cm2: < 0.18 μg / cm2
ADI = 0.04 mg/kg/d; ArfD = 0.2 mg/kg according JMPR 1999
Withholding period on crop peeled to be eaten: 0 days
MRLs by Codex Alimarius :
MRLs UK: only on cereals to be 0.3 mg/kg
Pyrethrins have also been used orraly as an anthelminitic without adverse effects at a recommended dose in adults of 20 mg and in children at 10 mg, given as a three day course, in the form of an emulsion formed by adding an alcoholic solution to water (Hayes JW 1982, Pesticides studied in Manchester Baltimare/London. Williams and Wilkins p.77-78). Pyrethrins have a wide margin of safety when used judiciously.
Occupational Health regulations have to be strictly adhered to and pyrethrins are to be treated as toxic regarding use and storage.
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