Lambda-cyhalothrin is an insecticide registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1988 .
Lambda-cyhalothrin belongs to a group of chemicals called pyrethroids. Pyrethroids are manmade chemicals that are similar to the natural insecticides pyrethrins. Scientists developed pyrethroid insecticides to have properties better than those of the pyrethrins which are short lasting.
Lambda-cyhalothrin is similar to the pyrethroid cyhalothrin.
Lambda-cyhalothrin products come in various forms including powders, pellets, liquids, small capsules, and ear tags containing the chemical
How does lambda-cyhalothrin work?
Pyrethroids, including lambda-cyhalothrin, disrupt the normal functioning of the nervous system in an organism By disrupting the nervous system of insects, lambda-cyhalothrin may cause paralysis or death. Temperature influences insect paralysis and the toxicity of lambda-cyhalothrin.
Lambda-cyhalothrin affects a variety of indoor and outdoor insects when they eat or touch the chemical Lambda-cyhalothrin has properties that may repel insects