Bactericide is a chemical agent that helps to prevent the formation of bacteria. Bactericides are often used as additives in coatings and corrosion inhibitors. Bactericides are used to control corrosion caused by bacteria, such as sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB).
Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides: All of them contain the suffix "cide," which in Latin means "killer" or "the act of killing." The "cides" in this case indicate the ability to kill entities that negatively affect plants, such as certain insects, fungi and plant diseases.
Insecticides are a type of pesticide that is used to specifically target and kill insects. Some insecticides include snail bait, ant killer, and wasp killer. Herbicides are used to kill undesirable plants or “weeds”. Some herbicides will kill all the plants they touch, while others are designed to target one species.
Tablet, pellet, granular, and briquet formulations of larvicides are also applied by mosquito controllers to breeding areas. While there are a number of registered active ingredients used in larvicides, below you will find information on more commonly used larvicides.
Chlorpyrifos has been used as a pesticide since 1965 in both agricultural and non-agricultural areas: The largest agricultural market for chlorpyrifos in terms of total pounds of active ingredient is corn. It is also used on soybeans, fruit and nut trees, Brussels sprouts, cranberries, broccoli, and cauliflower, as well as other row crops.
Rodenticides are pesticides that kill rodents, including mice and rats. They are often formulated as baits with attractive substances like peanut butter or molasses. They are often formulated as baits with attractive substances like peanut butter or molasses.