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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names for products containing propetamphos include Blotic, Safrotin, and Seraphos.

Regulatory Status: Propetamphos is a moderately toxic compound in EPA toxicity class II. Labels for products containing propetamphos must carry the Signal Word WARNING on the label. Most formulations of propetamphos are General Use Pesticides (GUPs), but some may be Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). RUPs may be purchased and applied only by certified applicators.

Chemical Class: organophosphate

Introduction: Propetamphos is an organophosphate insecticide designed to control cockroaches, flies, ants, ticks, moths, fleas, and mosquitoes in households and where vector eradication is necessary to protect public health. It is also used in veterinary applications to combat parasites such as ticks, lice, and mites in livestock. Commercial products include aerosols, emulsified concentrates, liquids, and powders.

Formulation: Commercial products include aerosols, emulsified concentrates, liquids, and powders.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Sandoz Agro, Inc.
1300 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 5

DISCLAIMER: The information in this profile does not in any way replace or supersede the information on the pesticide product labeling or other regulatory requirements. Please refer to the pesticide product labeling.