What is Hydoprene?
Hydroprene is an IGR( insect growth regulator)that prevents insects from complete development. It is commonly used for roach, fly,bedbug,and stored product pest control.
How does Hydroprene work?Hyrdroprene does not kill an insect, but acting as a growth regulator, mimics the natural juvenile hormone. The juvenile hormone must be absent in order for the larvae to change from pupa to an adult. With the presense of this juvenile hormone they are not able to continue to mature. When using the hydroprene during the larval stages, it restricts the development. They can not emerge as adults or they emerge as abnormal sterile adults. You may see deformed wings.
Which products contain Hydroprene?Roach Control, Bed Bug Control, Stored Product Pest Control : Gentrol Aerosol, Gentrol Concentrate, Gentrol Point Sources
Can I use Hydroprene by itself?
You can use an IGR by itself, but you would not see immediate results.IGR's only attack the non-adult stages, inhibiting future growth and reproduction. Most IGRs are combined with an insecticide to control the adult stages for immediate control since an IGR does not kill the insect. However many sensitive environments such as nursing homes, hospitals, schools, etc rely on Hydroprene by itself, reducing the need for insecticides.
How toxic is Hydroprene?
Even though Hydroprene is very effective on roaches, flies, bedbugs and stored product pests, it has low toxcity as classified by EPA.As with all chemicals and insecticides read the label for safe usage.
How long can I store Hydroprene
Hydroprene is long-lasting, inexpensive and relatively safe to use. It should hold up for about 3 years as a concentrate under moderate temperature in storage