(S)-Methoprene was developed to control insects by interfering with normal hormone levels at critical development periods, preventing growth and/or maturation. In some insects, it affects eggs or female fecundity.
The development of IGRs meant that products could exist that didn't depend on direct toxicity or attacking an insect's central nervous system to be effective. IGRs offered PMPs an alternative with a soft environmental impact that ends infestations by controlling insects at the larval stage. IGRs can be used with insecticides for complete control and elimination of costly callbacks.
Developed as a companion product to (S)-methoprene, (S)-hydroprene passed EPA registration requirements in 1983. Originally designed to fight cockroaches, this active ingredient has been proven effective on bed bugs as well as fruit and drain flies. (S)-hydroprene has the unique ability to translocate. It is heavier than air and will move on air currents to penetrate deep into pest harborage areas.
A product of the discovery of the first insect growth regulator, (S)-methoprene, Central Life Sciences is committed to producing environmentally compatible insect control. Central Life Sciences manufactures and markets some of the most recognized professional and consumer brands in the veterinary, animal health, specialty pest control and public health/vector control markets. Central Life Sciences aims to enhance the quality of life of its consumers by improving the health and protection of companion animals, economic animals, plants, stored grains, and the environment.