The active ingredient in the Ecomist Insect Control Aerosol Can is Pyrethrum. It is prepared from daisy-like flowers of Chrysanthemum Cinerariifolium and is the world's foremost natural insecticide.
Pyrethrum possesses a unique combination of insecticidal properties making it the most useful all round insecticide available today. These properties stem from the fact that pyrethrum contains not one, but six distinct related insecticidal ingredients called Pyrethrins.
Although in recent years several imitations of pyrethrum, generally called synthetic pyrethroids, have become commercially available in the market, none of them alone combines all the unique properties of pyrethrum. These qualities include:
Most of our blog content is posted on the Ecomist New Zealand blog before it is edited for the South African market.