Which of these is an insecticide?

What are examples of insecticides?

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Insecticide Active Ingredient Common Product Names General Application
Carbaryl Sevin garden insecticides. Slug, Snail and Insect Killer Bait. Urban/Suburban
Malathion 50% Malathion Spray. Home Orchard Spray Urban/Suburban
Malathion 50% E.C. Agriculture
Boric Acid Boric Acid Roach Powder Urban/Suburban

What are the 4 types of insecticides?

Based on the chemical nature, insecticides are classified into four groups:

  • Organic insecticides.
  • Synthetic insecticides.
  • Inorganic insecticides.
  • Miscellaneous compounds.

What is a common insecticide?

The organophosphates are now the largest and most versatile class of insecticides. Two widely used compounds in this class are parathion and malathion; others are Diazinon, naled, methyl parathion, and dichlorvos.

Where is insecticide used?

Depending on the type and directions for use, contact insecticide—often targeted at ants and wasps—may be sprayed on insects, applied directly to plants, or put on such exterior surfaces as fences, siding, shutters, and eaves.

Why do we need insecticide?

Humans have attained important benefits from many uses of insecticides, including: (1) increased yields of crops because of protection from defoliation and diseases; (2) prevention of much spoilage of stored foods; and (3) prevention of certain diseases, which conserves health and has saved the lives of millions of …

Is insecticide harmful to humans?

Because insecticides are poisonous compounds, they may adversely affect other organisms besides harmful insects. The accumulation of some insecticides in the environment can in fact pose a serious threat to both wildlife and humans.

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What is difference between pesticide and insecticide?

Answer: Pesticides are chemicals that may be used to kill fungus, bacteria, insects, plant disease, etc. … An insecticide is used to specifically target and kill insects.

What do pesticides kill?

After all, pesticides are insecticides and are designed to kill insects – the clue’s in the name. Pesticides include chemicals that kill insects (insecticides), plants (herbicides) and fungi/moulds (fungicides).

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