BioKill® Insecticide General Features
Safe to Humans & Warm-blooded Animals
*Other Permethrin products may have caused some certain breeds of cats to have allergic reactions, which have far higher concentration than BioKill® Universal Insecticide (which has a dilution of 0.25%). If you have any uncertainties, please consult with your vet accordingly.
Biodegradable & Environmentally Friendly
All Biokill® products are virtually free of VOC’s and the spray bottle is made of recyclable PET and re-usable.
Biokill® Universal Insecticide won the Silver Medal of 1999 Hong Kong Eco-Product Award.
Unlike aerosol sprays, Biokill® Insecticide does not add any burden to room air.
Asia Network Limited has acquired the licence for the manufacture and sales of BioKill® in many Asian countries.
Toxicity: LD50 Test and MSDS
The toxicity of a substance is rated with the LD 50 test or lethal dose. LD 50 means the amount of the substance in milligrams per kilogram of body weight required to kill 50% of a group of test animals. The lower the number of LD50 means the less of that substance is required to kill an animal and vice versa. Therefore, the higher value of LD50 means more safety. This data for insecticide is usually gathered using rodents* and is based on mg/kg body weight. These tests are administered by oral, dermal or inhalation applications, therefore producing three sets of results.
The values are then added to the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), which will be available from us upon request. The MSDS provides all necessary data with regards to environment performance, toxicity, other hazard, transport restrictions etc. and is the most important information that must be publicly available for all chemical products.
According to the LD50 test results, Biokill® Insecticide is a safe range of products. For instance the LD50 value of Biokill® Insecticide is higher than that of two of the common household substances, table salt and aspirin.
*Note: Please note that testing for LD50 is compulsory for ALL insecticides. Test animals must be rats.
We do not support experimenting with any animal but are compelled by law to follow these procedures.
Mode of Action
Death of insects however is the sure fate in spite of its (sometimes) slightly slower action as compared to traditional more toxic aerosol products. The typical process is a flush out effect first (they are coming out of their hiding places) then the knock down effect (this is when insects make uncontrolled movements) followed by their death.