Report 
  Title  
  NOVIFLUMURON ACTIVITY in HOUSEHOLD and STRUCTURAL INSECT PESTS
  Key Words  
  chitin synthesis inhibitor bait insect growth regulator
  Author  
  M. S. Smith, L. L. Karr, J. E. King, W. N. Kline, R. J. Sbragia, J. J. Sheets and M. Tolley
  Abstract  
  Hexaflumuron is a chitin synthesis inhibitor registered in the United States solely as a termite bait active ingredient. A benzoylphenyl urea insect growth regulator, with the proposed common name of noviflumuron, is being developed by Dow AgroSciences for use as the active ingredient in a termite baiting system. In other pests, noviflumuron shows faster activity and a broader spectrum of control than hexaflumuron, demonstrating control of cockroaches, fleas, ants, drywood termites and houseflies. Noviflumuron has activity as a bait toxicant, as well as in liquid and dust formulations. This paper presents a summary of the spectrum of activity, speed of control, control longevity and repellency of the compound in both laboratory and field trials on urban insect pests.