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One of the most effective pest control brands out there is the Maxforce brand of insecticides used to target a variety of insects, in particular, ants and cockroaches. What makes the Maxforce brand such a solid deliverer of results is the active ingredient they use in their insecticide formulas such a hydramethylnon.

On this page not only will you learn a little bit about this amazing chemical and why it works so well to wipe out pest infestations but you will also be able to shop all of our hydramethylnon based pesticides which we have in stock here at Solutions Pest & Lawn.

What Is Hydramethylnon?

Hydramethylnon (chemical name: 2(1H)-pyrimidinone, tetrahydro-5,5-dimethyl)  is an is an organic chemical compound from the chemical class called trifluoromethyl aminohydrazone, which is a metabolic inhibitor. First registered for use as a pesticide in the United States in 1980, hydramethylnon in its original form is an odorless, yellow-orange crystalline solid.

Hydramethylnon is commonly used in ready-to-use insecticides to control ants and cockroaches and other insects. This makes the product very convenient for homeowners and DIY novices.

Hydramethylnon is used in a wide variety of pesticide products and in various formulations, These include foaming products, granular products, gel baits, liquid concentrates.

How Does Hydramethylnon Work?

Hydramethylnon is among a group of insecticides known as trifluoromethyl aminohydrazones, or, "metabolic inhibitors". While most insecticides attack the central nervous system to cause overstimulation, metabolic inhibitors like hydramethylnon attack the insect's metabolic systems, resulting in decreased energy, lethargy, and the inability to perform basic normal functions to sustain their lives such as feeding and grooming.

Hydramethylnon is slow acting with death in the target insect occurring between 24 to 72 hours. This delayed action allows for affected carrier insects to return to its colony or harborage and spread the poison to others, thereby creating a domino effect that kills off the entire infestation.

Browse and shop our hydramethylnon active ingredient products below. For more information about hydramethylnon or other active ingredients in our pesticides, please call us with your questions at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

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Featured Products Which Contain Hydramethylnon

  • Maxforce Complete Insect Bait- Maxforce Complete is another excellent product in the Maxforce brand line of insect baits. This product packs a powerful punch, combining hydramethylnon with an arsenal of proteins, complex carbohydrates and simple sugars. Designed to be highly attractive to a long list of insects, this product works well on ants, silverfish, cockroaches and more.

  • Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait - Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait is a granular bait that has a unique combination of chemicals that controls Fire Ants by using a stomach poison and insect growth regulator. This powerful one, two punch has proven to be one of the most effective ways to kill Fire Ants. This product is not registered in all states, please call for registration verification.

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Common Ways To Use Hydramethylnon

Hydramethylnon products mainly target ant infestations and cockroach invasions. These products are spread in areas where there is heavy ant or roach activity The target insect then picks up the bait and take it back to the nests to feed the queens and eggs, wiping out the entire insect population.


Is Hydramethylnon Safe To Use?

Hydramethylnon has been classified by the EPA as being a low threat when it comes to toxicity to humans, pets and birds. As long as you follow the safety instructions on the label, you will not be harmed by the product Regardless, it is still important to wear protective safety equipment when applying hydramethylnon to protect against the product being inhaled, coming into contact with your skin or eye contact.


Whenever you use any of our products here at Solutions Pest & Lawn, we always recommend keeping children and pets away from the area being treated until the application product has completely dried which usually takes a half hour to an hour.

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