Pesticide vs Insecticide vs Herbicide

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You may think pesticide means insecticide. Actually, pesticide refers to
not only insecticides, but also herbicides and many other kinds of
chemicals.

A pesticide is any substance intended to control, destroy, repel, or
attract a pest. Any living organism that causes damage or economic loss
or transmits or produces disease may be the target pest.

Pests can be animals (like insects or mice), unwanted plants (weeds),
or microorganisms (like plant diseases and viruses).

For more information about what a pesticide is, visit:

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/dept/factshts/what2.pdf or for a version
in Spanish, visit: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/dept/factshts/what-s.pdf

For more information about pest management practices and school IPM,
visit our Web site at www.schoolipm.info or contact:

Madeline Brattesani, Ph.D.
Staff Environmental Scientist
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pest Management and Licensing Branch
(916) 324-4082
mbrattesani@cdpr.ca.gov

Belinda Messenger, Ph.D.
Child Care IPM Program — Growing Up Green
Cal/EPA Department of Pesticide Regulation
916-324-4077

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