Ever since, we started Anti-Pest BioFumigation services; a lot of our industry peers start following suit. And in EAD, we got a lot of drivers asking – is the solution you are using safe for my kids? We will elaborate the type of chemical presently use in the market for your reference.
There are many roach control products sold, including bait, gel, granule, and aerosol spray formulations. When using these chemical products, take precautions to minimize human, pet, and environmental exposure. The information below will help you understand the risks associated with the active ingredients in these products.
|Type of Active Ingredient||Hazards||Formulation|
|Pyrethroids||Moderate acute ingestion and inhalation toxicity. Sensitizer, causing allergic reactions and asthma in some people. Toxic to the nervous system. Highly toxic to aquatic invertebrates and bees. Most products containing pyrethroids also contain a synergist that increases the insecticidal activity of the pyrethroid. Typical synergists include piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide. US EPA considers both synergists Possible carcinogens.||Solution, Granular, Aerosol|
|Borates||Low acute toxicity. Not absorbed through the skin; however, ingestion of small amounts of boric acid every day over several months has been shown to reduce sperm counts in laboratory animals. Toxic to plants.||Gel, Solution, Paste, Dust, Aerosol, Granular|
|Diatomaceous Earth||Causes lung irritation when inhaled. Long-term exposure to diatomaceous earth dust is associated with lung cancer in occupational settings.||Dust|
|Fipronil||Moderately acutely toxic by ingestion, but not absorbed substantially through the skin. Toxic to the nervous system. Classified as a Possible carcinogen by US EPA. High toxicity to aquatic life and to birds.||Gel, Pelleted, Powder, Solutions, Granular, Impregnated materials|
|Hydramethylnon||Low acute toxicity to humans. Not extensively absorbed through the skin. Toxic to the developing fetus and interferes with reproduction at moderate doses. High toxicity to aquatic life.||Gel, Pelleted, Solution, Granular|
|Indoxacarb||Has moderate to low acute and chronic oral toxicity to humans. High toxicity to aquatic life.||Solution, Granular, Gel, Impregnated materials|
|Insect Growth Regulators||Very low acute and longer-term toxicity to humans. High toxicity to aquatic invertebrates. Most products with IGRs also contain an insecticide, usually a pyrethroid.||Aerosol, Solution, Impregnated materials|
|Neonicotinoids||Moderate acute toxicity to humans and absorbed through the skin to some extent. Toxic to the nervous system. Imidacloprid has been shown to reduce sperm counts in laboratory animals with long-term exposure. Highly toxic to aquatic invertebrates and bees.||Gel, Granular, Solution, Aerosol, Impregnated materials|
|N-Methyl carbamates||High acute toxicity to humans at low concentrations. Toxic to the nervous system, especially for children. Highly toxic to aquatic life.||Aerosol, Granular, Solution, Impregnated materials|
|Organophosphates||High acute toxicity to humans at low concentrations. Toxic to the nervous system, especially for children. Highly toxic to aquatic life.||Aerosol, Solution, Granular, Impregnated materials|
According to our competitive analysis, we concluded that most of our industry peers uses an insecticide by the name of “ICE-PRO Fumigator”; the active ingredients of ICE PRO Fumigator are Pyrethroids.
Pyrethroid pesticides are applied as perimeter barrier sprays; they are found to be in high toxicity to the small invertebrates that serve as an essential part of the food web for fish and other aquatic animals.
In response to this environmental impact, in August 2012, the US EPA required manufacturers to revise the Directions for Use on labels for pyrethroid pesticide products to reduce ecological exposures through runoff and drift.
When safety is concerned, EAD places absolute priority. The solution we used is proprietary to us and 100% organic. We have our material safety data sheet in our showroom which you can refer to anytime. Our interior sanitisation solutions are also Singapore General Hospital Certified.
Are you bothered by cockroach infestation colony in your cabin? Call us now at 6917 8396 or SMS/ Whatsapp 9625 5604 to purge the cockroaches in your cab cabin interior if you want to have a peace of mind!