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West Nile Virus Mosquito Adulticides in Colorado: FAQs

Adult mosquito control insecticides have low to high acute toxicity to humans, depending on the active ingredients and formulation. The relative toxicity of specific formulations for each insecticide can be determined from the product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) which can be found at the CSU Extension Service website.

 

Several fact sheets are also available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and other internet sites and can be accessed by clicking on the links in the following table.

 

Technical Fact Sheets on Insecticides Registered for Use in Colorado

 

Insecticide

Colorado Department of Public Health & Envirornment

National Pesticide Information Center General Fact Sheet

Chlorpyrifos

N/A

Fact Sheet pdf file

Malathion

Fact Sheet pdf file

Fact Sheet pdf file

Naled

Fact Sheet pdf file

N/A

d-Phenothrin

N/A

Fact Sheet pdf file

Permethrin

Fact Sheet pdf file

Fact Sheet pdf file

Piperonyl butoxide

N/A

Fact Sheet pdf file

Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids

N/A

 Fact Sheet pdf file

Resmethrin

N/A

Fact Sheet pdf file

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pesticide Information

The following information is provided as a courtesy to the Colorado Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Program. For more information on any of the material provided on this page please call 303-239-4178.