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Baygon is a pesticide brand produced by S. C. Johnson & Son. It is an insecticide used for extermination and control of many household pests and is very effective for crickets, roaches, ants, carpenter ants, spiders, silverfish etc. In 1975 Baygon introduced Australia’s first surface spray for killing cockroaches and other crawling insects.

Baygon was launched by the German chemical manufacturer Bayer in 1975. In 2003 Bayer sold the brand to S. C. Johnson & Son. Part of the deal is, that active ingredients are still delivered by Bayer.[1]


Baygon products nowadays contain the pyrethroids Cyfluthrin and Transfluthrin as active ingredients.[2] Until recently, they also contained the carbamate Propoxur. Like other insecticides, Baygon is toxic to human beings if the intake is in high levels, and would probably lead to fatal circumstances.


Baygon Insecticide Concentrates, Bait and Aerosol Sprays were introduced as it's primary products. These Products include:

  • Baygon Flying Insect Spray
  • Baygon Crawling Insect Spray
  • Baygon Crawling Insect Spray/Disinfectant
  • Baygon Crawling Insect Spray Foam
  • Baygon Ant Bait Station
  • Baygon Cockroach Bait Station
  • Baygon Ant Powder
  • Baygon Moth Paper
  • Baygon Moth Bag
  • Baygon Genius Electric Liquid Vaporizer etc.[3]


  1. Bayer AG, Financial Report 2003 (pdf, 2 MB)
  2. Baygon agents, according to the producer
  3. Entire List Of Products Can Be Seen Here

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