1.800.858.7378 npic@ace.orst.edu
We're open from 8:00AM to 12:00PM Pacific Time, Mon-Fri

Paradichlorobenzene is a chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbon. It is a fumigant insecticide and repellent. Paradichlorobenzene turns directly from a solid into a gas, a process called sublimation. The target organisms are molds, mildews, and insects, but paradichlorobenzene can also be toxic to people and other animals. Most pesticide products containing paradichlorobenzene in the U.S. are used to control clothes moths in airtight containers.

General Questions about Paradichlorobenzene

general fact sheet image
Fact Sheet

cartoon rat
A mothball mishap?
Q & A

Pestibyte headphone icon
A mothball mishap?

(1:32 min., 1.41MB)

If you have questions about paradichlorobenzene, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email at npic@ace.orst.edu.

Last updated October 10, 2012

Related Topics:

What are pests?

Learn about a pest

Identify a pest

Control a pest

Integrated Pest Management

What are pesticides?





Natural and Biological Pesticides



Other types of pesticides

Facebook Twitter Youtube