Etofenprox vs Fipronil Insecticide
The topic of this blog post is a side-by-side comparison between two insecticides. Fipronil and etofenprox are both used to kill fleas, ticks, and roaches in homes. The article aims to help you make an informed decision on which one might be best for your home. The EPA has approved both products to be safe for human use. Let’s get started!
Fipronil Vs Etofenprox Table
Here we discuss their relative effectiveness, potency, toxicity, and price. The Table is informative for anyone who needs to choose one of these products.
Products: Zenprox EC
Product: Taurus SC
Active Ingredient: Etofenprox
Active Ingredient Fipronil
For Both Indoor & Outdoor
Outdoor Use Only
Mixing Ratio 2 Oz. Per Gallon Of Water
Mix 0.8 Oz. Of Taurus SC With 1 Gallon Of Water
Pet Safe If Used As Directed On Label
Pet Safe If Used As Directed On Label
Kills On Contact
Cannot Be Used Direct On Pets
Prevent Bed Bug Eggs From Hatching
Protects Against Termites Up To 10 Years
Target Pests: Ants, Bed bugs, Carpet beetles, Cockroaches, Centipedes, Crickets, Darkling beetles, Earwigs, Indian meal moths, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Ticks, Wasps and others
It Kills Termites, Ants, Asian lady beetles, Darkling beetles, Cockroaches, Pill bugs, dog ticks, Centipedes, Millipedes, Paper Wasps, Silverfish, Yellow Jackets
Etofenprox is a chemical that is an effective treatment for fleas in clinical studies. It reduces the number of adult flea populations within 48 hours and kills larvae and eggs on contact. Etofenprox can also kill ticks, roaches, lice, springtails (tiny bugs), silverfish (small insects), spiders, ants, bedbugs, and so on!
Fipronil is another insecticide, but it works differently than etofenprox. Fipronil is a chemical that kills pests like cockroaches or termites by attacking their nervous system. When they ingest or inhale the chemical, it paralyzes their respiratory system and causes death.
Fipronil also disrupts the insect’s endocrine system and is a potent ovicide which means it can kill an egg-laying female pest during the reproduction stage by preventing her from laying eggs.
Both etofenprox and fipronil have been approved for use in environmentally responsible commercial rodent control programs. Still, they are worth noting differences when considering their effectiveness and safety profile.
Etofenprox is more effective at killing fleas than other products on the market, including Kenneth peters’ bifenthrin (Tempo) or carbaryl plus pyrethrins (Murphy’s spray). Unlike fipronil, etofenprox does not have the potential for human or environmental toxicity.
How it Work
Etofenprox has been shown to be more effective at killing fleas than other products on the market, including Kenneth peters’ bifenthrin (Tempo) or carbaryl plus pyrethrins (Murphy’s spray). Unlike fipronil, etofenprox does not have the potential for human or environmental toxicity.
Etofenprox is a neonicotinoid insecticide that kills insects by interfering with their nerve impulses. It binds to the cholinergic receptors in an insect’s nervous system and causes it to become overstimulated, which leads to paralysis or death.
Fipronil is a neurotoxin and chemical insecticide. It works by overstimulating the nervous system of insects. This makes them die quickly, or it can make them sick for a long time. Fipronil is a good choice for long-term insect control programs.
In this section, we will compare an insecticide product’s registration. Etofenprox is a neonicotinoid that targets insects’ nerve systems by binding to cholinergic receptors. This compound has been approved for use in over 80 different countries. It can be used on all crops that do not have restrictions and non-cropped areas (except water). Etofenprox is registered with EPA to control sucking pests such as aphids, mealybugs, thrips, whiteflies, and many other soft-bodied or mucous feeders…
Fipronil works by overstimulating nervous system receptors, which leads to paralysis or death. It kills through contact exposure quickly, but residual activity lasts up to six months after a single application. Fipronil is currently registered in over 130 countries. It can be used on a wide variety of crops, including cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat, leafy vegetables (except spinach), potatoes, and more.
The two compounds are both insecticides but have different action mechanisms. They are registered for use with different products, so it does matter which one you choose!
- Etofenprox targets nerve receptors that cause pests to become immobilized or die without having contact exposure through skin absorption.
- Fipronil works by overstimulating nerves causing them to paralyze or kill the pest from direct contact.
- There are many differences between these products, such as how long their residual effect lasts, how quickly they kill pests, and what kind of pest it targets.
- Etofenprox is registered to be used for leafy vegetables because it has a residual effect that will last up to seven days without causing any physical damage.
- Fipronil can’t be used on spinach or potatoes as these foods are highly sensitive plants. Still, the long-lasting residual effects would cause them harm now that we know both products have different side effects.
Etofenprox is a neonicotinoid insecticide that kills insects by interfering with their nerve impulses. Etofenprox is more effective at killing fleas than other products on the market and does not have the potential for human or environmental toxicity.
Fipronil is known as a neurotoxin and chemical insecticide that works by overstimulating nervous system receptors. Fipronil is more effective at killing cockroaches than other products on the market but can cause physical damage to potatoes and spinach.
Both products are effective at killing insects, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Be sure to read the labels carefully before purchasing an insecticide to ensure it is suitable for your needs. Do you have a bug problem? Not sure what kind of products to use? Leave a comment below, and we will help you out!
James E. Butkovich, Pest control maven with a knack for eco-friendly & Chemical solutions. Blogger with a mission to make homes pest-free, one post at a time.