A common name for insect growth regulator (IGR) insecticide used in several termite control products registered to Dow AgroSciences LLC. Hexaflumuron is an odorless white solid that is formulated into low-concentration solid briquettes that are contained within tamper-resistant bait stations. It act by disrupting chitin synthesis in developing termites. Chitin is the main component of the termite exoskeleton. Hexaflumuron and its end-use termite bait products are registered by the EPA for use to protect structures against subterranean termite colonies. It is used in both above-ground and in-ground bait stations as part of a termite monitoring and control program. Target sites can include buildings, fences, utility poles, decking, landscape plantings, trees, and other wood structures that can be damaged by termite foraging and feeding.
- Hexaflumuron is highly toxic to aquatic invertebrate organisms.
- Sigma-Aldrich: SDS
Resources and Citations
- Nan-Yao Su, Jamey D. Thomas, Rudolf H. Scheffrahn, "Elimination of Subterranean Termite Populations from the Statue of Liberty National Monument Using a Bait Matrix Containing an Insect Growth Regulator, Hexaflumuron" JAIC Vol 37(3):282-92, 1998.
- Epests Control: Hexaflumuron