FLUROX, a new breakthrough in insect control for wood preservation
A R Valcke, M Pallaske
FLUROX (flufenoxuron) is an acylurea insecticide which acts as a growth regulator in insects. FLUROX inhibits the production of chitin - the exoskeleton or 'skin' of the insect. When the exposed larva attempt to moult to its next stage of development, it is unable to produce a new skin and dies. FLUROX has been found to be extremely active against wood borers, when applied in a preventive or curative way. FLUROX shows a safe toxicological and ecotoxicological profile. FLUROX is considered to be a new breakthrough insecticide for wood preservation.
Keywords: FLUROX; CHEMICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; TOXICITY; ECOTOXICITY; EFFICACY; COMPATIBILITY