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How to Choose Appropriate Pesticide Products?

In general, pesticides are any substance used by humans to protect crops or plants from pests, weeds or diseases. Common types of pesticides are insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, plant growth regulators, etc. The use of pesticides is not limited to agricultural production only. They are also widely used in public urban green lands, sports fields and other urban environments. They can also be found in a few other places as well. For instance, they are used in wood used as a building material and in various pet products.

The pesticide products we see on the market today are not all the family members. In the history of pesticide development, there have once been many kinds of products. But in the later days, many of them were abandoned for the related environmental or health concerns. Generally, pesticides affect human beings through skin contact, inhalation or ingestion. In addition, many pesticides also have residue problems when they are used. Pesticide residues can affect the skin, gastrointestinal tract, nervous, respiratory, reproductive and endocrine systems. Therefore, with the progress of science and technology, the impact of pesticides on human beings also promotes their development. Next, let’s take a brief look at the development of pesticides.

The Development of Pesticides

1. Organochlorine Pesticides

Organochlorine pesticides, which appeared in the mid-20th century, are epoch-making pesticide products. These pesticides get their name because they contain chlorine, which is an element found in organic compounds. Common Organochlorine pesticide products include DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), Chlordane, aldrin metabolized to dieldrin, dieldrin, etc. On the one hand, it is undeniable that organochlorine pesticides play a great role in promoting the development of human society. But later, they have been paid more and more attention because of their bad influence on the life quality of human beings. The problems caused by Organochlorine pesticides are mainly reflected in endocrine disorders, its affection on embryo development, lipid metabolism and potential carcinogenicity. Finally, organochlorine pesticide products were gradually banned in the 1990s.

2. Organophosphorus Pesticides

Organophosphorus pesticides have been defined as a more environment-friendly alternative to organochlorine pesticides since their birth. Common organophosphorus insecticides include malathion, parathion, dimethoate, etc. But they are not as environment-friendly as initially claimed. People generally realize that they not only play a good insecticidal effect, but also bring a threat to human health. The reason why they are criticized is that they will interfere with the endocrine system. They also reduce insulin production and disrupt normal cellular metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Exposure to organophosphorus pesticides can also cause diseases of the reproductive system, cardiovascular disease and nervous system. In recent years, a study of glyphosate found a link between its use and conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and kidney failure.

3. Carbamate Pesticides

As typical representatives of the third generation of pesticides, common carbamate pesticides include aldicarb, carbofuran, and ziram, etc. Their advantages are reflected in their high efficiency, fast action and strong selectivity to insects. However, with the use of these pesticide products, it has been confirmed that they have a negative impact on the endocrine-disrupting activity, certain reproductive disorders, and cellular metabolism mechanism in humans. More research also suggests that carbamate pesticides can also affect human being’s neurobehavioral action and increase the risk of dementia and lymphoma.

4. Synthetic Pyrethroid Pesticides

Synthetic pyrethroid pesticides are considered to be a safer type of pesticide product for agricultural production and public use. The development of pyrethroid ingredients are derived from the favorable killing effect of natural pyrethrins found in pyrethrum on common pests. Later, the low yield and stability of natural pyrethrins encouraged the development of synthetic pyrethroids. After decades of research and development, a variety of pyrethroids have been developed. At present, common pyrethroids include bifenthrin, cypermethrin, deltamethrin, fenpropanate, fenvalerate, permethrin, tetramethrin, etc. After a long period of research and development, pyrethroid components have gradually been improved in terms of effectiveness, environmental protection, effective time and impact on people.

5. Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Neonicotinoid insecticides are synthetic nicotinoid derivatives, which have strong killing effect on common pests. This type of pesticides are widely used in agriculture today. Common neonicotinoid insecticides include imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, thiacloprid, guadipyr, etc. These neonicotinoids can ensure the effectiveness while maintaining low toxicity to most non-target animals. Because of their specificity to nicotinoid acetylcholine receptors, the concentration requirements for the use can be lower than that for other neurotoxins. After being absorbed by plants, these ingredients can spread through the body of plants and function after being inhaled by pests. The advantages of these ingredients mainly lie in their high efficiency against target pests and low risk against non-target insects and animals.

The Ingredients Contained in Our Pesticide Products

With organochlorine pesticides, organophosphorus pesticides and carbamate pesticides being eliminated due to their own insurmountable problems, pesticide products containing pyrethroids and neonicotinoids have become the mainstream products in the market. In the research and development of our own products, we widely adopt the above two types of ingredients. In the design of our products, we take into account the effectiveness, application methods and safety of the product to optimize the dose, form of existence and packaging form of the above mentioned ingredients. Especially when certain pesticide products are used as indoor killers, the safety concern will be particularly prominent. Through our optimization, hopefully we can adopt the best selected pyrethroids and neonicotinoid ingredients in our products.


To make it more convenient for users to choose the most appropriate pesticide products, we have listed what need to be considered when making the selections in the following.

What to Consider when Choosing Pesticides

  • Are the pests I need to deal with included in the target pest list of the product?
  • Is the product suitable for the current development stage of the pest I need to deal with?
  • Is the application environment of the product the same as what it will be used to?
  • Is the product type (in solution, aerosols, dust, granules, baits, powder) suitable for the environment where it will be used?
  • What is the quantity of the pesticide products I need to purchase for my pest problem?
  • Does the product have an impact on human health and environment? If so, to what extent?
  • Are certain application or protection equipment needed when using the products?

The above problems involve comprehensive consideration of the factors such as the pesticide products themselves, target pests and the application environment. Asking yourself the above questions can help you make a better choice of the desired pesticide products.

About Safe-killer

Safe-killer is a professional manufacturer and supplier of insecticides and pest control equipment. It integrates research, development, production and international trade. Our product development aims at efficiency, environmental protection, safety and ease of use. Our insecticide products contain pyrethroids, imidacloprid, and indoxacarb. Pyrethroids such as tetramethrin, permethrin and bifenthrin are widely used in our products, as well as high efficiency and low toxicity insecticides such as Imidacloprid and Indoxacarb. They are effective in killing and controlling pests in many indoor and outdoor environments such as homes, offices, restaurants, food processing enterprises, building facilities and gardens. Our pest control equipment makes full use of solar energy, ultraviolet, high-frequency current and other methods to attract, kill and centrally dispose pests in a variety of environments. They include Bug Zappers & Light Traps, Yellow Sticky Glue Traps, Humane & Live Animal Traps, and Reusable Ranch Fly Traps. These products can be widely used for pest killing and control in agriculture, forestry, vegetable planting, tobacco, storage, brewing, garden, orchard, urban greening, aquaculture and other industries and fields.

We have a production factory with modern and multi-functional production line with a history over 30 years. We can ensure the high quality of our products through a strict quality control system. In addition, our self-owned production factory also helps to make our products more competitive at a better pricing level. In recent years, our products have been well received by more and more foreign purchasers. We pay close attention to pest situations and the emergence of new pest species around the world. By enriching our product range with our technical strength, we have continuously been providing high-quality, efficient and safe pest killing solutions to purchasers around the world. In the future, more insecticide products and pest control equipment will be online.

If you are in the purchase of insecticides or pest control equipment, please visit to browse our products. You can also consult our Customer Service for more information about certain insecticide or equipment. We hope that we can establish a cooperative relationship with you and become your product supplier.

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