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A brand name for an Insecticide composed of 1% pyrethrins and 10% piperonyl butoxide in a 40% Silica gel base. Drione is a toxic mixture that also acts as a Desiccant for the insects. It is primarily used on dry wood termites although it is often difficult to place the insecticide within the location of the colony.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Dridone (sp); Drione Dust; Drione insecticide


  • Low human toxicity.
  • Always wear protective eye goggles, rubber gloves and a face mask when using Drione Dust.
  • Do not allow food contact.

Resources and Citations

  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997