Deltamethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid. Synthetic pyrethroids are man-made insecticides created to mimic the chemical properties of the naturally-occurring insecticide pyrethrum, which comes from the Chrysanthemum flower.Synthetic pyrethroids, like Deltamethrin, have an added advantage of residual action lasting 2-3 months.
Although deltamethrin is classified safe around mammals, it is very toxic to fish and aquatic life. Must not use around water. While mammalian exposure to deltamethrin is classified as safe, this pesticide is highly toxic to aquatic life, particularly fish, and herefore must be used with extreme caution around water.There are many uses for deltamethrin, ranging from agricultural uses to home pest control.