This content is current only at the time of printing. This document was printed on 3 June 2020. A current copy is located at https://apvma.gov.au/node/12636
You are here
Mirex Chemical Review
Mirex, a so-called organochlorine available as the product Mirant, was a termiticide used to control the giant termite Mastotermes darwiniensis in horticultural crops and amenity trees in northern Australia.
No formal review of mirex was conducted, as there was only one registered product available and because it was destined for eventual phase-out because of Australia’s obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Furthermore, the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries developed alternative methods to control the giant termite without using mirex.