Deltamethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid—which means that it is effective for longer periods of time.
Deltamethrin belongs to a class of insecticides known as synthetic pyrethroids. Synthetic pyrethroids are man-made insecticides created to mimic the chemical properties of the naturally-occurring insecticide pyrethrum, which comes from the crushed petals of the Chrysanthemum flower. Synthetic pyrethroids, like deltamethrin, are often preferred to the real thing as an active ingredient because they offer the added bonus of remaining effective for longer periods of time.
Deltamethrin is available in many forms to uniquely target all of your pest control needs.
Deltamethrin begins working immediately upon contact or ingestion, resulting in fast insect knock-down. Deltamethrin kills by acting as a high-power poison to the insect's central nervous system. Once poisoned, the insect’s nerve cells become excited, causing paralysis and eventual death.
Deltamethrin is safe for use around children and pets.