Pyrethrum; Nature’s Own Insecticide
Pyrethrum is a natural insecticide extracted from Tanacetum cinerariaefolium (chrysanthemum family).
The insecticide pyrethrum is made up of six chemical esters collectively called PYRETHRINS
Pyrethrins are very low in toxicity for humans and warm blooded animals. Pyrethrum safety is supported by a large amount of scientific data.
Pyrethrum is different from pyrethroids in a number of ways including:
Pyrethrum insecticide is natural and has 6 esters, pyrethroids are a single molecule
Pyrethrum has the some characteristics in common with pyrethroids
Mode of action and insecticide resistance grouping, 3A
Common PCO pyrethrum formulations include, PyFog, PyMist, PyZap, PySpray and PyMist.