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|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
Metofluthrin is a pyrethroid used as an insect repellent. The vapors of metofluthrin are highly effective and capable of repelling up to 97% of mosquitoes in field tests. Metofluthrin is used in a variety of consumer products, called emanators, for indoor and outdoor use. These products produce a vapor that protects an individual or area. Effectiveness is reduced by air movement. Metofluthrin is neurotoxic, and is not meant to be applied directly to human skin.
Although metofluthrin has insectidal properties against other insects, it may not be an effective repellent for insects other than mosquitoes.
- Pesticide Properties Database (PPDB) record for Metofluthrin
- Metofluthrin: novel pyrethroid insecticide and innovative mosquito control agent (2007). "Metofluthrin: Novel Pyrethroid Insecticide and Innovative Mosquito Control Agent". Pesticide Chemistry: 149–158.
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- Active Ingredient: Metofluthrin, California Department of Pesticide Regulation Public Report 2007-6
- Registration of OFF! Insect Repellent Fan
- Metofluthrin Chemical Documents, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Zollner, G; Orshan, L (2011). "Evaluation of a metofluthrin fan vaporizer device against phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in the Judean Desert, Israel". Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology. 36 Suppl 1: S157–65.