Information on chemical insecticides
Currently, most commercial insecticides are in 4 large families:
- Organos-chlorines (DDT, HCH, Lindane,...)
- Carbamates (Aldicarbe, Méthomyl,...)
- Organos-phosphores (Dichlorvos, Chlorpyriphos,...)
- Pyrethrinoids (Permethrin, Deltamethrin,...)
A new family recently comes to see the day: pyrazoles (Fipronil), but it is not yet certain that this product is totally harmless on man and animals.
All insecticides you will find on our site are guaranteed without permethrin and without a synthetic product.
Attention to insecticides
Many studies have shown that if insecticides are effective, they are not without consequence on our health and environment.
For example, DDT has long-lastingly polluted groundwaters and polar ice. Lindane may have caused cancers in farmers and more recently Friponil is suspected of edema on users.
While it is now true that the immediate toxicity of used products is generally low, there appears to be signs that the use of certain chemicals can, in the long term, seriously harm public health.
The whole population is directly affected by the manipulation of pesticides for agricultural use or household use, but also by residues in air, water and food.
Today, cases of direct poisoning count by millions. Pesticides are also pointed to as a cause of many more vicious chronic poisonings:
- carcinogenic effects
- pathologies affecting certain organs (foie, kidneys, lungs)
- Hormonal disorder
- neurotoxic effects
- decrease in immunity
- teratogenic effects (embeast defects) and mutagenics (transformation of genetic material)
- impact on fertility
Aware of the risks posed by the use of insecticides, on human health and our environment, a vast European program has been put in place.
This "biocide directive" is responsible, among other things, for reviewing all active molecules entering the composition of insecticides. Any molecule that will not meet the very selective criteria defined by this directive will be removed from the formulae (effectiveness, toxicity, environmental impact).
Insect resistance to insecticides
A very important phenomenon observed by professionals is the increasing resistance of insects to insecticides.
This phenomenon of pest resistance to insecticides is easily explained: thanks to their reproductive rhythm, insects have an exceptional ability to adapt to their environment. In addition, the gradual decrease in the concentration of insecticides in treatments sold on the market promotes the resistance of certain insects.