Project #20 Household Chemicals & the Toxicology

          of Commercial Products Sample Listing


  1. Hot Shot Roach and Ant Bug Killer               Category: Pesticide


Active Ingredients                        Composition         Toxidity Rating


Prethrins                                                            0.050%                                 3
Technical Piperonyl Butoxide*                      0.075%                                 2
N-Octyl Bicycloheptene Dicaroximide          0.125%                                 3

o-Isopropyloxyphene methylcarbamate       0. 500%                                3

Petroliuum Distllantes                                    86.250%                                3


Inert Ingredient                                                13.000%                                0





1.    Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.

2.    Do not use as a space spray

3.    Keep out of reach of children

4.    Avoid Breathing of spray mist and provide adequate ventilation.

5.    Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing

6.    Do not apply to humans or pets

7.    Do not spray food, water, or dishes, or utensils.

8.    Remove pets and cover fish bowls before spraying

9.    Do not spray heavily on linoleum, asphalt tile, and siding or plastics.


Table 1. Toxicity rating for humans (70 kg [154 lb.] body weight).

Procedure and/or Treatmentsd in Case of Misuse:


1.      If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately

2.      2. Get medical attention (atropine is antidotal.)

3.      3. If gotten on skin was throughly with soap and water up to 15 minutes