36 years after Hydramethylnon, Diffusion of Innovation, Baiting Strategies
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Hydramethylnon Chemical Family: amidinohydrazone
Class 20 is a slow acting toxicant Mitochondrial Complex III Electron Transport Inhibitors which causes a decrease in physical activity, as well as a decrease in respiration
Its not a class
2 Phenylpyrazoles Fipronil
3 pyrethroid Bifenthrin
4 neonicatonoid Imidacloprid
Hydramethylnon is used in turf for control of fire ants
Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) Hydramethylnon
Insecticide resistance and diminished secondary kill performance of bait formulations against German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). The first evidence for hydramethylnon resistance in any insect.
Environmental Fate of Hydramethylnon
In soil Hydramethylnon breaksdown or primary degradation is through photolysis, The soil photolysis half-life of hydromethylnon is 5 days.
In field conditions hydramethylnon is very unstable when exposed to sunlight.
In daylight hydramethylnon has a half-life of 12 hours or when exposed to heat above of 125.6 F, However in the absence of light decomposition is relatively nonexistentt.
Hydramethylnon has a high soil adsorption coefficient causesing it to bind to soil particles, making it unavailable for microbial degradation.
In bait formulations hydramethylnon is safer for non target insects and beneficial because it is selectively toxic to insects with chewing mouthparts since it functions as a slow acting stomach toxicant.
Using insect bait stations increases effectiveness and longevity of baits reducing bait usage and pesticide exposure.
Outdoor bait stations B&G insects baits stations
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Indoor Bait Stations D-Sect Bait Station
There are 5 types of customers can be defined Diffusion of Innovation Theory.
Early Adopters 13.5%
Early Majority 34%
Late Majority 34%
Hydramethylnon was first registered in the United States in August 1980 by the American Cyanamid Company
The American Cyanamid Company founded July 22, 1907 by Frank Washburn was one the top 100 companies in the 70’s and 80’ employing more than 100,000 people worldwide. The company gave us Formica, Pine Sol,
The American Cyanamid Company figured out how to make an inexpesive fertilizer with Phosphoric acid, combined with the nitrogen in cyanamid, produces ammonium phosphate.
The American Cyamid Company Registers Amdro Roach Control Stations November 12, 1986 Hydramethylnon 1.05% 8 childproof bait stations that controlled roaches for 3 months guaranteed.
The American Cyamid Company Registers Amdro Roach Control PCO Gel September 23, 1992 Hydramethylnon 2%
Combat Roach Killing System Registered with EPA June 20, 1997 Hydramethylnon 2%
Maxforce Professional Insect Control Roach Killer Bait Gel Registration April 29, 2009 by Bayer Hydramethylnon 2.15%
ORTHO ROACH BAIT Hydramethylnon 2% January 19, 2016
36 years after the introduction of hydramethynon they are still developing new applications.
24 years after the first roach gel bait using it many pest control professionals still refuse to use roach gel baits and if they do use it still use it in together with baseboard sprays of repellent insecticides and still many do not understand secondary and tertiary kill effect or horizontal transfer/transmission.
100% of our customers use the gel baits with the stations, tablets, dusts and sprays together not reading the labels and not understating how any of these products work if they only read the instruction used the gel and station together place the dust behind the walls, seal the holes and clean they would get rid of roaches.