Third generation synthetic pyrethroid. Insecticide, acaricide.
Bifenthrin is synthetic pyrethroid insecticide with biochemical origins in the natural insecticide pyrethrum. It is a waxy solid with a color ranging from an off-white to a pale tan, and with a slightly sweet odor. It is almost insoluble in water. Bifenthrin is used for the control of borers and termites in timber, insect pests in agricultural crops (bananas, apples, pears, ornamentals) and turf, as well as for general pest control (spiders, ants, fleas, flies, mosquitoes). Due to its high toxicity to aquatic organisms, it is listed as a restricted use pesticide. It has a very low solubility in water and tends to bind to soil, which minimizes runoff into water sources. It is marketed as Talstar, Bifenthrine, Brigade, Capture, Torant, Zipak, FMC 54800, and OMS3024.
ChEBI: A carboxylic ester obtained by formal condensation of cis-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid and [(2-methyl-1,1'-biphenyl)-3-yl]methanol.
BIFLEX®; BISTAR®; BRIGADE®;
CAPTURE® Bifenthrin; DISCIPLINE®; DOUBLE
THREAT®; EMPOWER®; FMC® 54800; FMC® 58000;
TALSTAR®; TALSTAR LAWN & TREE®; TORANT®;
Bifenthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide/miticide/acaricide. Bifenthrin is off-white
to pale tan waxy solid granules with a faint, musty odour and a slightly sweet smell.
Bifenthrin is soluble in methylene chloride, acetone, chloroform, ether, and toluene and
slightly soluble in heptane and methanol. It is slightly combustible and support combustion
at elevated temperatures. Thermal decomposition and burning may form toxic byproducts
such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen
fluoride. Bifenthrin treatment affects the nervous system and causes paralysis in insects.
Insecticide, Acaricide: A broad-spectrum insecticide. Registered to control
cone worms, seed bugs, seed worms and other insects and
mites on rangeland, forests and right-of-ways. It is also
used to control household and lawn pests. A U.S. EPA restricted
Use Pesticide (RUP).