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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.

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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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