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Old 10-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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What does malathion smell like after being sprayed on wood for termites?

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I thought that stuff had been outlawed years ago.
It stinks to high heaven.
Why are you asking?
http://www.chem-tox.com/malathion/research/

There's a bunch of far safer chemicals that can be used.

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Without "Scratch n Sniff" capabilities it would be hard to describe what malathion smells like. I can only describe it as having had a very "insectiside" chemical smell to it. If you are referring to a distant past application I doubt you are presently still smelling it.
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Malathion, while low in toxicity is high in odor due to itsí sulfur compounds. I never heard of it being used professionally for termites. I think itís still available for outdoor tree/shrub use like bagworms, japanese beettles, etc. but there are other insecticdes that are more user friendly for that. Itís an old chemical that probably isnít needed anymore.
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Malathion, while low in toxicity is high in odor due to itsí sulfur compounds. I never heard of it being used professionally for termites. I think itís still available for outdoor tree/shrub use like bagworms, japanese beettles, etc. but there are other insecticdes that are more user friendly for that. Itís an old chemical that probably isnít needed anymore.

When I was in the tree business, we used tons of the stuff, it did smell, but it also worked well. I also thought it got replaced for the most part.
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