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Are Permethrin and Pyrethrum Insect Dust Safe for My Garden?

August 30, 2018


Most garden insecticides are some form of permethrin. Are they safe for my garden?


Gardeners call from all over with the same few questions. What is permethrin and is it safe? Is it organic? Is it environmentally safe?

Permethrin is found in many products. It is the main chemical in many lice treatments, flea treatments, garden dusts, roach sprays and more, but is it safe?

Permethrin is a synthetic version of pyrethrum. Please don't run off- I am going to simplify this for you. Pyrethrum is an organic insecticide derived from mums. Since it would take acres and acres of mums to supply our country with enough pyrethrum, our clever chemists copied the chemical make up, which is referred by the name of Permethrin.