Malathion Insecticide is an organophosphate (OP) insecticide that has been registered for use in the United States since 1956. It is used in agriculture, residential gardens, public recreation areas, and in public health pest control programs. When applied in accordance with the rate of application and safety precautions specified on the label, malathion can be used to kill mosquitoes without posing unreasonable risks to human health or the environment.
Malathion is commonly used in public health for mosquito control and fruit fly eradication programs.
Malathion Insecticide is formulated to protect outdoor plants such as flowers, shrubs, fruits and vegetables from damaging insects.
Malathion Insecticide controls the following pests: Aphids; bagworms; box elder bugs; fleas; fourlined leaf bugs; Japanese beetle adults; grape leafhoppers; houseflies; leafhoppers; leafrollers; mealybugs; mites; mosquitoes; moths; oak kermes; pear psyllids; plum curculio; rose leafhoppers; scales; scale crawlers; spittlebugs; tarnished plant bugs; tent caterpillars; thrips; whiteflies and wooly aphids