Insect Growth Regulators (IGR)

Insect growth regulators (synthetic)

  • Juvenoids – synthetically produced molecules that mimic the effects of the naturally occurring insect juvenile hormone
      • fenoxycarb (Award®)
      • kinoprene (Enstar®)
      • methoprene (Precore®, and others)
      • hydroprene (Gencore®)
      • pyriproxyfen (Distance®)
  • Chitin synthesis inhibitors – synthetic or naturally occurring molecules that inhibit the production of the exoskeleton element, chitin, following a molt
    • diflubenzuron (Dimilin®)
    • azadractin (derived from neem seed extract)

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