Methoxychlor is acclimated to assure crops, ornamentals, livestock, and pets adjoin fleas, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and added insects. It was advised to be a backup for DDT, but has back been banned based on its astute toxicity, bioaccumulation, and endocrine disruption activity.
The bulk of methoxychlor in the ambiance changes seasonally due to its use in farming and foresting. It does not deliquesce readily in water, so it is alloyed with a petroleum- based aqueous and sprayed, or acclimated as a dust. Sprayed methoxychlor settles on the arena or in aquatic ecosystems, area it can be begin in sediments. Its abasement may yield abounding months. Methoxychlor is ingested and captivated by active organisms, and it accumulates in the food chain. Some metabolites may accept exceptionable ancillary effects.