Deltamethrin is a pyrethroidester insecticide. Deltamethrin plays key role in controlling malaria vectors, and is used in the manufacture of long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets. Deltamethrin is an insecticide belonging to the pyrethroid family.Pyrethroids are the man-made versions of pyrethrins, natural insecticides from chrysanthemum flowers. Deltamethrin is used outdoors on lawns, ornamental gardens, golf courses, and indoors as a spot or crack and crevice treatment.
Deltamethrin has very goodresidual activity for outdoor uses (field crops, cattle dip, tsetse) and for indoor uses (mosquitoes, stable flies, horse files, fleas, cockroaches, stored product insects) (9, 20). Deltamethrin has very broad spectrum control. It is considered the most powerful of the synthetic pyrethroids.