Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

What is Pyridine?

By DoMyOwn staff

What is Pyridine?

In its raw form, Pyridine is a clear liquid with a rather disagreeable odor that is often described as putrid or "fish-like". Pyridine most often comes from one of two sources; either directly from crude coal tar, or as a synthesized material from acetaldehyde and ammonia. Pyridine is both toxic and flammable.

How is Pyridine used?

Pyridine is most commonly used to dissolve other substances. Pyridine can also be used to make vitamins and medicines, dyes, paints, rubber products, adhesives, herbicides, and insecticides.

Pyridine As an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) Insecticide

Pyridine is also used as an active ingredient in pesticides known as IGRs (Insect Growth Regulators) targeting fleas and some cockroaches.

What does an IGR do?

An IGR disrupts and impedes the life cycle of insects in the egg and larvae stage of development. The idea with an IGR is that if an insect cannot reach adulthood, it cannot reproduce. In short, IGR is a form of "birth control" for pests which helps keep the populations of unwanted pests under control by preventing current and future infestations. Since IGRs address only the problem of reproduction but do not actually kill the adult insect, it is always a good idea to use a knockdown-and-kill insecticide along with the IGR for ultimate population control.

The following product contains Pyridine:

Archer IGR - Cockroaches, fleas, ants, litter beetles, crickets, ticks, and flying insect pests


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