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Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Hornet & Wasp Killer 2
EPA Registration Code: 239-2619
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Inside the Home » hornets/wasps » Insecticide
Landscape/Yard » hornets/wasps » Insecticide
Pesticides » hornets/wasps » Insecticide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Entered: 2001-05-08
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Solaris Group, The
Div.,Scotts
Address: P.O. Box 5008
City: San Ramon
State: CA
Zip Code: 94583
Toll Free Number: 888-295-0671
Date Info Verified: 2003-01-01
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The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: HARMFUL IF INHALED
- CAUSES SKIN IRRITATION
- CAUSES MODERATE EYE IRRITATION
- DO NOT GET ON SKIN OR CLOTHING
- AVOID BREATHING VAPOR OR SPRAY MIST
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: This substance causes moderate irritation to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision.
SKIN: This substance can cause skin irritation. Skin irritation may include discomfort, redness and swelling. If absorbed through the skin, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs.
INGESTION: If swallowed, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. This product contains a petroleum distillate. Due to the low viscosity of petroleum distillate, it can directly enter the lungs if it is swallowed (this is called aspiration). This can occur during the act of swallowing or when vomiting the substance. Once in the lungs, the substance is very difficult to remove and can cause severe injury to the lungs and death.
INHALATION: Breathing the vapor may be irritating to the respiratory tract. This substance is slightly toxic to internal organs if inhaled. The degree of injury will depend on the airborne concentration and duration of exposure.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Diazinon was not carcinogenic when tested in rats, and mice in two-year feeding studies.
TARGET ORGANS: Diazinon is an inhibitor of the cholinesterase enzyme, found in nervous tissue, red blood cells, and plasma.
COMMENTS HEALTH: Depending upon the extent and degree of overexposure to the product, signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition can result following either ingestion, skin contact or inhalation routes of exposure. Signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition can also result from either acute (one time), subchronic (repeated short-term) and chronic (daily life-time) overexposure to the product.
Signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition usually occur within 12 hours following overexposure. These effects may include, but may not be limited to, headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constriction of the pupil of the eye, blurred or dark vision, excessive salivation or nasal discharge, profuse sweating and abdominal cramps. Incontinence, unconsciousness, convulsions and breathing difficulties are indicative of severe poisoning. In untreated severe poisoning, death is due to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest.
This product also contains a petroleum distillate. Depending upon the degree of overexposure, the systemic toxicity of the product may be of less concern than the potential clinical complications that can result from aspiration of the petroleum distillate into the lungs if the product is either swallowed or vomited.
Carcinogenicity: The manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) does not state whether the ingredients are considered carcinogens or potential carcinogens.
First Aid: From MSDS

EYES: Flush eyes immediately with fresh water for at least 15 minutes while holding the eyelids open. Remove contact lenses if worn. Call a physician if irritation persists.
SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Get medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing.
INGESTION: If swallowed, immediately telephone a poison control center, emergency treatment center or a physician for advice. DO NOT make person vomit unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If medical advice cannot be obtained, then immediately take person and product container, with label, to an emergency treatment center.
INHALATION: If respiratory discomfort or irritation occurs, move the person to fresh air. See a doctor if discomfort or irritation continues.
NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: Ingestion of this product or subsequent vomiting can result in aspiration of light hydrocarbon liquid which can cause pneumonitis. This material contains a cholinesterase inhibitor. Measurement of blood cholinesterase activity may be useful in monitoring exposure. If signs of cholinesterase inhibition appear, atropine sulfate is antidotal. 2-PAM (PROTOPAM) is also antidotal and may be used in conjunction with atropine but should not be used alone.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In case of medical emergencies involving this product, call day or night, (800) 454-2333.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 2
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 1996-02-01
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
GENERAL PROCEDURES: READ AND OBSERVE ALL PRECAUTIONS ON PRODUCT LABEL. Store in accordance with NFPA 30B for a Level I aerosol. DO NOT USE OR STORE near flame, sparks or hot surfaces. USE ONLY IN WELL VENTILATED AREA. CONTAINER UNDER PRESSURE. Exposure to heat or prolonged exposure to sun may cause container to burst. Do not puncture, incinerate or store above 130
Disposal: From MSDS
The Solaris Group is committed to responsible environmental practices and recommends that all of the product be used up, carefully following all label directions and precautions.
If necessary to dispose of partially filled product containers
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Diazinon000333-41-50.5
Inert ingredients (including petroleum distillates)999999-00-799.45
Pyrethrum (Pyrethrins) (unspecified CAS #)999999-61-50.05
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