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so i miss read something while reading about a professional insecticide i use at work. it's trade name is dupont arilon, and the chemical is called indoxicarb. the beauty of this chemical is that the chemical itself (indoxicarb) is more or less nontoxic to fish or mammals, and even insects! an insecticide that is non toxic to insects? yes! because the insect has enzymes within its body that break this chemical down into one that is highly toxic to the insect. because mammals and fish dont have this enzyme, we are one step closer to producing some very selective insecticides making it alot safer for us and the environment, if used correctly. (to the label, which is the law.) anyway, have a read of the short paper and see what i miss read as the toxic metabolite lol: http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/333/1/264.abstract