About this item
- Issue date:
- 5 September 2023
- Corporate Author:
- Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health
- Document date:
- 1 March 1999
- Commissioned report, Evaluation & review, Report, Research, Resource
- Environmental health
- Copyright status:
Methoprene is an insect growth regulator which acts as a juvenile hormone mimic to disrupt normal development of insects. It is used extensively overseas against insects, in particular Dipteran pests.
Previously, methoprene has been recommended as an environmentally safe mosquitocidal agent for use in New Zealand. This report examines the known information on methoprene in relation to environmental effects and health.
In 2005 the Ministry of Health commissioned a report to review and update the original 1999 environmental and health impact report.
Environmental and health impacts of the insect juvenile hormone analogue, S-methoprene.
A Review and Update of the Report “Environmental and health impacts of the insect juvenile hormone analogue, S-methoprene” 1999.