Scenario is:

  • In room temperature (25 deg celcius), on regular walls and floors such as laminate and bathroom tile. In this case an insect poison compound would've been sprayed on these surfaces, containing acetamiprid 0,005 %.

  • My definition for "fully decomposed" is the state where no acetamiprid is left whatsoever (or the amount is next to nonexistent) as it decomposes over time naturally.

  • With harmless I refer to humans and pets.

  • With measure of harm on the other hand I refer to a state where a certain amount of the chemical would cause no harmful health effect in any way.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hmm, you should probably wash all these surfaces. Perhaps using also some vinegar besides detergents, as this compound is basic. I wouldn't count to much on it simply decomposing. It may have pretty short half-life in soil, measured in days, but it's a different situation. $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Aug 5 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetamiprid $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Aug 5 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah you're definetly right about washing, but for parts that I've missed is my worry. The core points in my question are that does it decompose on "lifeless" surfaces and if so, at what rate in general (does it break down significantly or to a largest extent in days, months or years). $\endgroup$
    – Guest
    Aug 6 at 11:05


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