Today I found that my house is infested with termites. It's really scary the way they affect wooden stuff inside the house.

I contacted a few agencies here in my city (Ahmedabad, India). The one that seemed good said that they use Biflex TC to deal with the termites. I wanted to know if anyone here has any idea whether the chemical has been or is probably going to be banned from any countries due to its effects on humans.

I may sound paranoid but I am concerned about my family's health. If the chemical has any adverse effects on human health then I would definitely look for some other option.

PS - I found a termite related question asked earlier on the site but it had no mention of Biflex TC.


Some searching shows that the active ingredient is called bifenthrin. It has been banned for use as a pesticide in the EU.

Some more links that you may find helpful:

They have a lot of information, so they should help you decide whether or not it's right for you and your family.

  • Thanks. After reading the US National Pesticide Information Center's pdf, I feel it's safe to use it. – Dharmit Shah Sep 4 '11 at 4:34

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