Chemicals as "Active Ingredients" in Pest Control
Every insecticide has one or more chemicals that act as "active ingredients". The active ingredient is an element in the insecticide solution that gives it a reject or murder. Active ingredients are always listed on the product label.
Each pest control chemistry has a different action mode. Action mode is an insecticide way of killing or repelting the target pest. For example, Deltamethrin (active ingredients in Delta dust) kills by acting as high-power poisons for insect central nervous systems. Hydramethylnon (active ingredient in the feed ant & insect maxforce) is one of a group of pesticides that are known to "metabolic inhibitors".
How to determine chemical toxicity
Most of the chemicals used in controlling toxic pests for humans. However, every chemical in the legal market must first be approved by a government agency called the Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) before sale. Extensive studies are carried out to ensure that insecticide chemicals are effective against target and safe pests for humans to be used when the direction of the label is obeyed. The most important thing to find on the label is whether chemicals are safe for use of pest control in residential areas, and in areas that can be accessed by animals and children.