Most well-known commercial products with sufficient pesticidal levels to be useful also have toxic effects on mammals, fish, fowl, and other species that are not the product's target. Most insecticides kill an insect by damaging the insect's nervous system. Many are toxic to people and pets and can damage the environment if not used properly. Some pesticides use chemicals that may be harmful to humans and animals.
GENERAL INSECT CONTROL
Frequently Asked Questions
Are traditional insecticides toxic to people and pets?
What is FIFRA 25(b)?
Chemical products containing active and inert ingredients considered minimum risk are registered under Section 25(b) of FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide Rodenticide Act). The exemption from Federal registration is allowed only if the manufacturer uses approved active and inert ingredients and follows EPA labeling guidelines.