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- noun A potent
synthetic insecticidein the pyrethroidfamily.
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On the same day, the report said, nine cases of an insecticide fogger, Hot Shot Fogger, in which the active ingredients are tetramethrin and cypermethrin, were released in their home.
“It’s a pretty good bet it’s a safe product if it’s on that list,” says John Kepner with Beyond Pesticides, a not-for-profit group based in Washington, D.C. Today, the most commonly used synthetic residential insecticides fall into a broad category called pyrethroids — common names include permethrin, cypermethrin and tetramethrin — which are essentially juiced up, longer-lasting human-made versions of the natural chrysanthemum “pyrethrins” used in some natural products.