Application Method Of Perfluoro(4-methyl-2-pentene) lhf-2000

  • What is sulfuryl fluoride fumigant?
    Sulfuryl fluoride is an insecticide and rodenticide, first registered in 1959. After meeting current health, safety and product labeling requirements, sulfuryl fluoride was re-registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in 1993.
    Laboratory testing: Before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can register pesticides, they must undergo laboratory testing to determine short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) health effects. Experimental animals were deliberately given high enough doses to cause toxic effects. These tests help scientists determine how these chemicals can affect humans, domestic animals, and wild animals under excessive exposure.

    Sulfuryl fluoride is a gas used for fumigating dry wood and Taiwan termites, wood infestation beetles, bed bugs, carpet beetles, cloth moths, cockroaches and rodents and their enclosed structures.
    Sulfuryl fluoride is an odorless and colorless gas. 2 It is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and does not react with materials to produce peculiar smell or residue. 3,4 In addition, sulfuryl fluoride has a very low boiling point of -55.2 °C at 760 mmHg, and a very high vapor pressure of 1.7 x 10 3 kPa at 21 °C (13,000 mmHg).
    Because of the knowledge required to use fumigants correctly, the US Environmental Protection Agency classifies sulfuryl fluoride as a "restricted use pesticide" (that is, a pesticide that can only be purchased and used by certified applicators). Although Perfluoro(4-Methyl-2-pentene) LHF-2000 is only slightly toxic by inhalation, because it is an odorless and colorless gas, the chemical has acute hazards. 1 Therefore, the product label contains the signal word "Danger", which is the highest toxicity category of the EPA because the chemical has an acute inhalation hazard.