Pesticides that are related because they address the same type of pests include:
Algicides Control algae in lakes, canals, swimming pools, water tanks, and other sites.
Antifouling agents Kill or repel organisms that attach to underwater surfaces, such as boat bottoms.
Antimicrobials Kill microorganisms (such as bacteria and viruses).
Attractants Attract pests (for example, to lure an insect or rodent to a trap). (However, food is not considered a pesticide when used as an attractant.)
Biopesticides Biopesticides are certain types of pesticides derived from such natural materials
as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals.
Biocides Kill microorganisms.
Disinfectants and sanitizers Kill or inactivate disease-producing microorganisms on inanimate objects.
Fungicides Kill fungi (including blights, mildews, molds, and rusts).
Fumigants Produce gas or vapor intended to destroy pests in buildings or soil.
Herbicides Kill weeds and other plants that grow where they are not wanted.
Insecticides Kill insects and other arthropods.
Miticides (also called acaricides) Kill mites that feed on plants and animals.
Microbial pesticides Microorganisms that kill, inhibit, or out compete pests, including insects or other
Molluscicides Kill snails and slugs.
Nematicides Kill nematodes (microscopic, worm-like organisms that feed on plant roots).
Ovicides Kill eggs of insects and mites.
Pheromones Biochemicals used to disrupt the mating behavior of insects.
Repellents Repel pests, including insects (such as mosquitoes) and birds.
Rodenticides Control mice and other rodents.
The term pesticide also includes these substances:
Defoliants Cause leaves or other foliage to drop from a plant, usually to facilitate harvest.
Desiccants Promote drying of living tissues, such as unwanted plant tops.
Insect growth regulators Disrupt the molting, maturity from pupal stage to adult, or other life processes of insects.
Plant growth regulators Substances (excluding fertilizers or other plant nutrients) that alter the expected
growth, flowering, or reproduction rate of plants.
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