Dursban, also known as chlorpyrifos, is an extremely toxic pesticide that was once widely used in the U.S. This highly toxic chemical was used in pesticide sprays for residential and institutional use, including the sprays used by exterminators as well as in residential settings for lawn care and termite treatment. via
Why was Dursban banned?
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. via
What is Dursban used for?
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. via
Can you 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. via
Is Dursban harmful to humans?
Accute Health Effects:
Chlorpyrifos is toxic to humans and affects the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system. Human exposure is from inhalation, contact with the skin, and less frequently by ingestion. Death may be caused by respiratory failure or cardiac arrest. via
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. via
How long does Dursban last?
He said that under the EPA phase-out, existing stocks of Dursban may continue to be sold for household and garden use for 18 months. via
What is Dursban 50W?
Dursban® 50W specialty insecticide is your answer for controlling insects in nurseries. It controls more than 280 destructive pests, including aphids, boxelder bugs, katydids, leafhoppers, leafminers, mealy bugs, mites and thrips. via
How do you use Dursban insecticide?
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. via
How do you mix Dursban?
To make a 0.5% water based spray add 2 2/3 fl oz Dursban Pro per each gallon of spray. A stable emulsion of Dursban Pro can be formed by first adding approximately one-half the water to the spray tank followed by adding the proper amount of Dursban Pro. Close the tank and agitate for 5 to 10 seconds. via
What is the active ingredient in Dursban?
Dursban is based on the active ingredient chlorpyrifos, which belongs to the phosphorothioate group of organophosphorus pesticides. via
What is the brand name for chlorpyrifos?
Lorsban® and Dursban® are two widely recognized trade names for chlorpyrifos from Corteva™ Agriscience (the agricultural division of the 2017 Dow-DuPont merger). via
Is Dursban harmful to dogs?
Diane Baxter, an environmental toxicologist with the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides in Washington, advises against using Dursban on dogs as well. ''Dursban is nothing funny to fool around with, even in diluted form,'' Baxter says. via
Is chlorpyrifos banned in US?
The EPA Has Finally Banned the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos From Food. via
Is Roundup A chlorpyrifos?
Chlorpyrifos kills insects on growing vegetables and fruit. "In comparison with glyphosate, the active substance in Roundup, chlorpyrifos has been flying under the radar. When we talk of herbicides like glyphosate that kill weed humans can cope because we don't have chlorophyll and don't get directly affected. via