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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names:Trade names include AC 217,300, Amdro, Combat, Maxforce, and Wipeout.

Regulatory Status: Hydramethylnon is a slightly toxic compound in EPA toxicity class III. Products containing hydramethylnon must bear the Signal Word CAUTION. It is a General Use Pesticide (GUP) [1].

Chemical Class: trifluoromethyl aminohydrazone

Introduction: Hydramethylnon is a trifluoromethyl aminohydrazone insecticide used in baits to control fire ants, leafcutter ants, and cockroaches in both indoor and outdoor applications. It is available in a ready-to-use bait formulation. The data presented here refer to the technical product unless otherwise stated.

Formulation: It is available in a ready-to-use bait formulation.

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Basic Manufacturer:

American Cyanamid
One Cyanamid Plaza
Wayne, NJ 07470-8426


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 10

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