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Pestech Australia offers Natural Pyrethrum Insecticide, a contact killer and repellent

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Natural pyrethrum, available from Pestech Australia , is an effective natural insecticide that is versatile, cost effective and its toxicity to mammals is low when compared with the modern synthetic insecticides. Pyrethrum is an insecticide and miticide that kills by contact. Whether it hits them as a droplet, is picked up as they walk over a recently treated surface or they eat a sprayed leaf, the pyrethrum attacks the pest’s nervous system and they die. Pyrethrum not only kills, but repels most insects as well. At levels mammals can't measure, insects, such as bees, can ascertain the presence of pyrethrum and stay away from customer crops. The insecticide has a short residual life as it breaks down in ultra violet light, meaning that there is no long term contamination of surfaces or areas. The killing of all insects contacted reduces the infesting population dramatically and it takes time for another population build up.  

Some of the main categories of pyrethrum use include:

Flying insects (flies, mosquitoes, midges, moths, ferment flies, beetles, aphids, leafhoppers etc)
Pyrethrum can be diluted in a light oil or emulsified in water and dispensed as a spray, mist, fog or aerosol is aimed at the pests.

Crawling insects (cockroaches, ants, caterpillars, spiders, mites, etc.)
Liquid formulations of pyrethrum sprayed into crevices or on the undersurface of leaves will kill hiding insects.

Repellents
Pyrethrum solutions wiped over the coats of horses, cattle, goats and dogs can give them relief from biting insects. Repellency also works on packaging. Varnishing the outside of paper and cardboard food packages can repel weevils and flour moths.

Protectants
Pyrethrum used in a grain mass can protect against weevils and other grain eating insect pests for 3-6 months. It can protect seeds and crops from insects as the residual life is longer because the pyrethrum is down in and mixed with the grain away from ultra violet light. 

Plant pests
Flower, fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants are commonly attacked at some stage by aphids, thrips, bugs, hoppers, mites or leaf-eating caterpillars and beetles. Because of the ultra violet sunlight, there is no residue next day and the crop is safe to harvest from then on.

Other uses
Adding pyrethrum to soap will give you an insecticidal soap to wash dogs. It can be added to wax as well to use as an insect repellent candle instead of citronella.

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