Health Questions and Answers for STATIC Spinosad

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STATIC Spinosad ME (referred to as STATIC™) is an insecticidal product containing the active ingredients spinosad and methyl eugenol mixed into an inert waxy paste. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) uses this product to control and manage invasive species of fruit flies in urban areas. A small dollop of the insecticidal paste is commonly applied to utility poles, street light poles, fences, and tree trunks, far above the ground and out of reach of children and pets. The insecticidal paste when applied is called a “bait station” because it baits the fruit flies to the inanimate object with methyl eugenol and then kills them with spinosad.