Kaotrine is a broad spectrum liquid or powder insecticide whose main component is deltamethrin. Kaotrine is used to control a wide range of domestic and industrial insect pests. Insects that can be controlled with kaotrin include: Dictyoptera (cockroaches); Hymenoptera (wasps and ants); Diptera (flies); Siphonaptera (fleas); Hemiptera (bed bugs); Lepidoptera (moths); Coleoptera (beetles); and thysanura (silver fish).

The deltamethrin contained in kaothrin is useful for the effective control of pests at home, such as cockroaches, house flies and mosquitoes. It is used as a residual spray on surfaces and for impregnation of the bed net to protect against adult mosquitoes.

Next we will tell you how kaotrine works, its components, precautions and more.

How does kaotrine work?

Kaothrin consists of a suspension concentrate of solid deltamethrin particles in water. Insecticide particles, although similar in size to the finest emulsion, are not easily absorbed onto surfaces. They remain exposed on the surface, like a dust that can get wet to maintain a viable and sustained insecticidal effect.

The particles are not visible and do not stain. Kaotrin is therefore a product that acts as a wettable powder in terms of residuality, but can be handled with the ease and convenience of a liquid.

Kaotrin ensures rapid penetration into the cuticle of insects (outer layer), resulting in the observable effect of eliminating insects, with their respective destruction and death. With any residual or surface spray treatment, the goal is to control insect populations over a period of time by depositing an insecticide film on surfaces where the insects are known to forage, rest, or reproduce.

The duration of the residual effect of a surface spray insecticide treatment depends on the surface to which the insecticide is applied. Kaotrine is compatible with many different surfaces, such as wood, glass, metal, and fabric. However, in highly porous substances such as concrete and wood, liquid insecticides can absorb into the material and therefore not work for any insects that contact that surface.

Still, in such porous materials, kaothrin will be absorbed less than emulsifiable concentrates and even some wettable powders and therefore have higher residual activity and provide reliable control even under such difficult circumstances.

What are the components of Kaotrina?

The main component of kaothrin is deltamethrin, a very powerful chemical in terms of pest control and insect elimination, since it acts on the nervous system of these causing total paralysis.

Deltrametine is concentrated in kaothrin in the form of a suspension, whose particles are solid in water, but when mixed they form a liquid that can be sprayed in the required areas.

Besides this, it also contains a low concentration of benzisothiazole.

How to use kaotrine?

Kaotrine powder is made by simply adding water and shaking. It is very easy to mix. The spray liquid can be applied to surfaces with any suitable hand or mechanical sprayer. Unlike some wettable powders, the solution flows freely and does not block the spray nozzles.

On a porous surface, double the volume should be applied but at half the dilution rate to allow absorbency of the surface. In all cases, spraying should continue until the treated area is visibly wet with no liquid escaping. After a rain it is convenient to spray kaotrina outdoors again, as it loses effectiveness.

The interval for the application of kaotrins is about 20 to 30 days to be able to make a new application if the pest problem persists.

It is very convenient to use kaotrina for fleas and ticks, or to use kaotrina on scorpions. The insects that can be killed with kaotrina are:

  • Bast mite.
  • Poisonous scorpions.
  • Spiders
  • Bed bugs
  • Centipede.
  • Garden cockroach; black cockroach; kitchen cockroaches.
  • Scorpion.
  • Ticks
  • Wheat Weevil.
  • Argentine ant; carpenter ant; foundation ant; fire ant; pharaoh ant; pruner ant.
  • Fly from the drains; house fly; fruit flies.
  • Mosquito like the white paws, responsible for dengue.
  • Little silver fish.
  • Dried fruit moth; flour moth; clothes moth.
  • Fleas.
  • Earwigs.
  • Vinchuca.

Kaotrina for fleas and ticks

Kaotrine acts against fleas and ticks on contact (and, to a lesser extent, by ingestion through preparation). The mechanism of action of kaotrin is focused on the nervous system of these insects. The initial effect of provokes the stimulation of the nerves of the insects, which gives rise to an excitable and uncoordinated movement of the insect.

The second effect is a complete blockage of the insect’s central motor system, resulting in total paralysis. This paralysis is known as a knockdown. These effects are most effectively demonstrated by modern pyrethroids, such as deltamethrin, one of the most powerful insecticides available to pest control professionals.

Kaotrine acts quickly, with good cleaning effects and with normal doses, 50% of the insects present during the treatment must be eliminated in less than 15 minutes.

Kaotrine precautions

Certain precautions must be followed when using kaotrine as an insecticide, in order to avoid accidents or adverse reactions produced by contact with this chemical:

  • It is important that after spraying the surfaces, wait in another place for them to dry before re-entering the treated area.
  • At the time of spraying, be very careful not to do it near or on the domestic animals that are in the place. It could be toxic to pets.
  • Do not spray on sheets, mattresses, covers, or food.
  • Special precaution should be taken if the place where the kaotrine was sprayed is elderly, children, asthmatic or allergic persons. Well, when re-entering the treated area, it could cause allergic effects.
  • When spraying kaotrine you must have personal protection, that is, protect yourself with suitable clothing, gloves, masks, etc.
  • Do not smoke during fumigation.
  • Do not eat food during fumigation, and avoid contact with the liquid.
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  • Ingestion of this product is highly dangerous and should seek medical advice immediately.

Kaotrina effects on humans

Kaothrin when in contact with humans can produce different allergic reactions, among these we can mention urticaria, erythema, quincke edema, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, rarely fever, joint pain, eosinophilia; and in very rare cases, anaphylactic shock.

The local effects that contact with kaotrina may produce are: transient paresthesia of the eyes and skin. In some cases it can be serious, but does not exceed 24 hours in duration. In addition, it can cause irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes, sneezing, coughing, and the skin allergies mentioned above.

Among the systemic effects of kaotrine are: pulmonary edema, hyperreaction of the airways, rapid palpitations or tachycardia, hypotension, abdominal pain, chest pain, headache, blurred vision, muscle twitching, diarrhea, nausea and dizziness, vomiting, drowsiness . In very severe cases, tremors, seizures, and even coma.

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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