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Authorized Insecticides

Insecticides listed below have been registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA 7 USC § 135 et seq., 1972), as amended, or have been approved for use under an exemption (sections 18 or 24[c] of FIFRA).Instructions, precautions, and directions for use on the pesticide label must be carefully followed. As of March 2003 the following insecticides are authorized by USDA for the treatment of regulated articles under the IFA quarantine:


Common name Trade name examples Formulation(s) *

bifenthrin                Talstar® G, F
chlorpyrifos                Dursban®, Chlorpyrifos EC, W, G
diazinon                Diazinon/D-z-n® WP, EC
fenoxycarb                Award® Bait
fipronil                Chipco® Choice™; Chipco® Top Choice™ G
hydramethylnon                Amdro® Pro; Siege® Pro Bait
methoprene **                Extinguish® Bait
pyriproxyfen                Distance® Bait
tefluthrin                Fireban® G
* WP and W = wettable powder, EC= emulsifiable concentrate, G = Granular, and F = flowable
** APHIS approval expected in 2003. Check with inspector prior to use.



NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041