Insecticide - Amitraz

NOMENCLATURE: Common name Amitraz IUPAC name N-methylbis(2,4-xylyliminomethyl)amine Chemical Abstracts name N'-(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-N-[[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)imino]methyl]-N-methylmethanimidamide CAS RN [33089-61-1] EEC no. 251-375-4

Biochemistry Mode of action probably involves an interaction with octopamine receptors in the tick nervous system, causing an increase in nervous activity. Mode of action Non-systemic, with contact and respiratory action. Expellent action causes ticks to withdraw mouthparts rapidly and fall off the host animal.


Control of all stages of tetranychid and eriophyid mites, pear suckers, scale insects, mealybugs, whitefly, aphids, and eggs and first instar larvae of Lepidoptera on pome fruit, citrus fruit, cotton, stone fruit, bush fruit, strawberries, hops, cucurbits, aubergines, capsicums, tomatoes, ornamentals, and some other crops. Also used as an animal ectoparasiticide to control ticks, mites and lice on cattle, dogs, goats, pigs and sheep.

Production formulation

Azocyclotin 25%SC
Azocyclotin 25%WP
Azocyclotin 48%SC


Amitraz 98%TC,
Amitraz 20%EC