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|Mode of action||3A – Sodium channel modulators|
|Target pests||Insect pests including flies, cockroaches, silverfish, fleas, moths, ants and spiders. Fleas, ticks and other nuisance insects|
|Hosts||Timber, industrial and domestic premises, trees and stumps, seed potatoes, mushroom beds, dogs, cats and horses|
|Formulations||Powder, liquid, emulsifiable concentrate, wettable powder, dust, liquid concentrate, topical aerosol spray, shampoo, collar medalion, topical cream, ointment, paste, gel, lotion, ultra-low volume liquid, suspension concentrate (flowable concentrate), topical pump spray, pressurised gas, ear tag and aerosol|
|Home garden use||Yes|
|No of Australian Approvals and Registrations||24 active constituents, 295 products|
Permethrin for human therapeutic use except in preparations containing 5 per cent or less of permethrin.
Permethrin (excluding preparations for human therapeutic use):
Except in preparations containing 2 per cent or less of permethrin.
|Australian Health-based guidance values||
ADI: 0.05 mg/kg bw per day (1986)No Australian ARfD established
- Although toxicity is relatively low, there is the potential for high levels of exposure due to widespread use pattern.
- Some stakeholders consider this important as availability of alternatives for mite control in chickens is limited.
- It is used (an off-label use) to control ticks and lice in goats.
- Little use in grain crops.
- One stakeholder expressed reservations about its use in automatic dispensers; but supports the use for pet animals, livestock and farm animals as there are few alternatives for control of ticks.
- It is used by Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as a residual insecticide for interceptions of invertebrates of biosecurity concern and for disinfestation of aircraft and livestock vessels.