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Types Of Pesticides And What They Are Used For

A pesticide is a chemical that is used to get rid of different types of insects or other harmful organisms. There are many types of pesticides that have been developed, in which each of the pesticides are used for different situations. Pesticides can be classified into four different uses. 

Herbicides

Herbicides are used to kill unwanted plants, they are also known as weed killers. They use this chemical to kill certain plants that may be harmful to the rest of the plants. It is also used to clear up wasteland and most commonly used at construction sites. In the course of the years, they have developed modern herbicides, which are more organic, therefore are called organic herbicides; these herbicides work by naturally combining with the plant’s growth and eventually killing it. 

Insecticides

Insecticides are used to kill or repel any form of insects. Many people do not enjoy having insects in their house and for good reason. Insects such as bed bugs, sanitation services and cockroaches have a very negative impact on a household. Each are problematic in their on ways. One will suck on your blood and leave you with rashes, the other will chew on your wood and give your roof and the over all foundation of your house problems, and the last will result in many diseases to be brought into your home. There are many forms of insecticides; sprays, dusts, rodent control, coils and baits. Each has its unique way of entering an insect’s body, and either disrupts their nervous system or harms them in another manner. 

Rodenticides

Rodenticides are typically used on rats and mice, though a percentage of people consider them pets, the majority finds them repulsive, but this is due the infectious disease they carry. Rodenticides include things such as rat poisoning, traps and other chemicals that can be used to terminate rodents. 

Bactericides

Bactericides are used to kill bacteria, these usually consists of disinfectants, antiseptics and antibiotics. In disinfectants you commonly find, active oxygen, chlorine and concentrated alcohols. Antiseptics are usually used on living skin, to help any small wounds or big injuries from getting infected. Where as, antibiotics are taken to help us fight any bacteria present within us.

It is necessary to remember that if you plan on using any of the pesticides mentioned above, to be well informed about each and every one of them and use the necessary safety equipment’s when handling them. When operating with herbicides, insecticides and rodenticides it is recommended to hire someone who specializes in it as such tasks are better to be performed by the professionals.

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