Carbaryl / Sevin Adulticide Insecticides
Carbaryl insecticide (1-naphthyl methylcarbamate) is a chemical in the carbamate family. It is a white crystalline solid commonly sold under the brand name Sevin, a trademark of the Bayer Company. Union Carbide discovered carbaryl and introduced it commercially in 1958. It remains the third-most-used insecticide in the United States for home gardens, commercial agriculture, and forestry and rangeland protection.
The development of the carbamate insecticides has been called a major breakthrough in pesticides. The carbamates do not have the persistence of chlorinated pesticides. Although toxic to insects, carbaryl is detoxified and eliminated rapidly in vertebrates.
Carbaryl insecticides should be applied as a coarse spray on vegetation, walls and other potential mosquito resting areas.