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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Product names include Adios, Bugmaster, Carbamec, Carbamine, Crunch, Denapon, Dicarbam, Hexavin, Karbaspray, Nac, Rayvon, Septene, Sevin, Tercyl, Torndao, Thinsec, Tricarnam, and Union Carbide 7744.

Regulatory Status: Carbaryl is a General Use Pesticide (GUP). However, various formulations vary widely in toxicity. For example, it is categorized as toxicity class I - highly toxic for Tercyl; toxicity class II - moderately toxic for Sevin 803; and toxicity class III - slightly toxic for some other products. Products containing carbaryl may bear the Signal Word DANGER - POISON, WARNING, or CAUTION depending on the product formulation.

Chemical Class: carbamate

Introduction: Carbaryl is a wide-spectrum carbamate insecticide which controls over 100 species of insects on citrus, fruit, cotton, forests, lawns, nuts, ornamentals, shade trees, and other crops, as well as on poultry, livestock, and pets. It is also used as a molluscicide and an acaricide. Carbaryl works whether it is ingested into the stomach of the pest or absorbed through direct contact. It is available as bait, dusts, wettable powders, granules, dispersions and suspensions.

Formulation: It is available as bait, dusts, wettable powders, granules, dispersions, and suspensions.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Rhone-Poulec Ag. Co.
P.O. Box 12014
2 T.W. Alexander Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 3

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