Taking the mystery out of Adulticide names:

What does 30-30 stand for in Permanone 30-30 or how about Permanone 4+8, or Scourge 18-54? The good news is there is a simple and universal answer:

The first number represents the percent (%) of Active Ingredient, (AI) in the total formulation by weight.

The second number represents the percentage (%) of piperonyl butoxide (PBO), which acts as a synergist to make the active ingredient more effective at penetrating and controlling the target insect.

So in Permanone 4+8 there is 4% permethrin (AI) and 8% PBO. The remaining 88% of the formulation are consider inert ingredients and is mainly diluents/carrier oils.

The table below gives a breakdown of most of the adulticide formulations used in mosquito control. In general this nomenclature works across the board for all mosquito adulticide products, so if a particular brand name is not present, look at the comparable brand name for the same active ingredient to determine the amount of AI and PBO. For example, Biomist 30-30, Kontrol 30-30 and Permanone 30-30 all contain 30% permethrin and 30% PBO by weight. Consult individual labels to verify the lbs of active ingredient per gallon on each product as they can vary slightly between manufacturers.

Mosquito Adulticide Product % (AI) Active Ingredient % PBO % Inert/Other Active Ingredients (AI) lbs AI/gal lbs PBO/gal
Zenivex E20 20% 0% 80% Etofenprox 1.480 0.00
Scourge 4+12 4% 12% 84% Resmethrin 0.300 0.900
Scourge 18+54 18% 54% 28% Resmethrin 1.510 4.510
Permanone RTU 4-8 4% 8% 88% Permethrin 0.289 0.580
Aqua-Reslin 20-20 20% 20% 60% Permethrin 1.670 1.670
Permanone 30-30 30% 30% 40% Permethrin 2.500 2.500
Permanone 31-66 31% 66% 3% Permethrin 2.860 2.860
Pyrenone 25-5 5% 25% 70% Pyrethrins 0.367 1.830
Pyrenone Crop Spray (6-60) 6% 60% 34% Pyrethrins 0.500 5.000
Permanone 10EC 10% 10% 80% Permethrin 0.700 0.000
Evergreen 6+60 6% 60% 34% Pyrethrins 0.512 5.118
Pyrocide 5+25 5% 25% 70% Pyrethrins 0.370 1.848
Pyrocide 12+60 12% 60% 28% Pyrethrins 1.003 5.002
Kontrol 2-2 2% 2% 96% Permethrin 0.144 0.144
Kontrol 4-4 4% 4% 92% Permethrin 0.334 0.334
Biomist 3+15 3% 15% 82% Permethrin 0.225 1.125
Biomist 4+4 4% 4% 92% Permethrin 0.300 0.300
Biomist 1.5+7.5 1.5% 7.5% 91% Permethrin 0.110 0.550
Anvil 2+2 2% 2% 96% d-phenothrin 0.150 0.150
Anvil 10+10 10% 10% 80% d-phenothrin 0.740 0.740
Aqua-Anvil 10% 10% 80% d-phenothrin 0.740 0.740
Duet 5% 5% 90% d-phenothrin 0.370 0.370
Aqua-Hault 5% 25% 70% Pyrethrins 0.422 2.110
Fyfanon ULV Mosquito 96.5% 0% 4% Malathion 9.906 0.000
Dibrom Concentrate 87% 0% 13% Naled 13.200 0.000
Trumpet EC 78.0% 0% 22% Naled 10.800 0.000
Mosquitomist One 14% 0% 86% Chlorpyrifos 1.000 0.000
Mosquito Master 4-12 12.00%/ 4.00% 0% 84% Chlorpyrifos/ Permethrin 0.900/ 0.300 0.000
Mosquitomist Two 25% 0% 75% Chlorpyrifos 1.970 0.000
Mosquitomist 1.5 ULV 19.36% 0% 81% Chlorpyrifos 1.500 0.000
* Always read and follow label directions for a specific product.
All data is believed to be true and accurate based off industry available data at time of
publication. ADAPCO® is not the manufacturer of any of the above registered trademarked products.
ADAPCO® is solely providing this data to assist end-users in proper use, calibration and selection
of products and ADAPCO® makes no warranty or use claims or certification of the above data other
than to be used as a general reference. Consult the SDS and product label by the manufacturer to
confirm all data prior to use.
– Aqua-Reslin, Permanone, Pyrenone and Scourge are registered trademarks of Bayer Corporation- Biomist, Anvil, Duet, Aqua-Halt, Mosquitomist and Mosquito Master are registered trademarks
of Clarke Mosquito Control Products Inc.- Kontrol is a registered trademark of Univar Corporation- Dibrom and Trumpet are registered trademarks of AMVAC Corporation- Fyfanon is a registered trademarks of FMC. – Evergreen and Pyrocide are registered trademarks of MGK Corporation