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John W Blehm

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Sevin Insect Killer Dust
« on: January 07, 2023, 03:57:50 PM »
I've used Sevin-5 Ready-To-Use 5% Dust on my chicken roosts and bedding for many years. The active ingredient was Carbaryl and contained 5% of it. They have now "updated" and changed the active ingredient to Bifenthin with just .1% of it. This Sevin Insect Killer Dust may be new and improved and I don't doubt it. I just want others to be aware of the change in case it makes a difference to them.

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How Does Bifenthrin Work?
...It's a synthetic pyrethroid and mimics the naturally produced pyrethrums that are found in chrysanthemums. It works on contact and by ingestion and paralyzes the insect, causing death within minutes or hours.

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When is Sevin not Sevin?
In recent years, newer, more powerful pyrethroid insecticides have come to dominate store shelves, making carbaryl harder to find.

A couple forum links about Sevin Dust...
http://ameraucanaalliance.org/forum/index.php?topic=1024.msg6925#msg6925
http://ameraucanaalliance.org/forum/index.php?topic=1012.msg6875#msg6875

Russ Blair

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Re: Sevin Insect Killer Dust
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2023, 11:00:53 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, I used to use it more often. My wife barred me from using it in the gardens anymore (she’s more of an organic girl  ;D) so I have switched to DE to sprinkle around in the bedding and roosts. I still use cattle pour on ivermectin and have recently started using a wormer solution from Victor since they discontinued Wazine as my parasite defenses.
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