How To Treat For Bugs In The Lawn :: Liquid and Granular Options (2023)


Spraying for bugs and in the lawn - options include granular and liquid. This is part 2 to another video where I walk you through a strategy on choosing a product
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Hey: what's up y'all I'm Allen hain, the lawn care nut thanks for coming back for part two of this video.

Now this video here is going to actually teach you how to apply lawn products to kill sod webworms, but you could use this to apply for any type of insect control, you're doing in your lawn now, if you missed part 1 and part 1 of this video, it's about 15 minutes, long, 16 minutes long I went through and I explained to you what sod web worms are, how to identify them.

What the life cycle was all of that and then also went through treatment options for you, including looking at active ingredients and understanding what you're going to use and what you're gonna apply to take care of the problem.

Now in this video I'm actually gonna take three of those products: a granular, a liquid, applied through a hose end, sprayer and a liquid, applied through a pump sprayer and show you how to put them down now before we go getting too crazy.

The target here is sod web worm and one of the things people are gonna ask is how often should I apply now most of the products that you're gonna see me use here they have a residual of a few weeks, so you really should only have to apply one time, but if you want to reapply the product because there is a life cycle involved here with sod web worm, you could reapply two to three weeks later, but make sure you read the label on the product that you choose, because you may not need to okay, so I'm gonna do three different types of treatments.

Just to show you guys how to execute on all of them.

I'm gonna do a granular I'm gonna do a hose in and I'm gonna do a pump spray or liquid, and each one will be a little bit different.

This section here.

This is my Zoysia.

It's not looking so great, but I got some stuff to do to it right now.

I, just let it get a little overgrown and I gave it a little harder cut than it deserved.

But this here this section here, section 4 and it's 2,500 square feet, so I'm gonna go ahead and treat this with a granular treatment here to show you how that's done now.

I know people don't like reading labels, but you need to because we have different ways.

We could use this product, for example, if you're doing a home perimeter treatment, it's gonna have a little bit of a different application method and amount.

Then, if you're doing pests in the lawn, so we go down here and again.

We found sod web worm, but even here how much to apply apply one two three pounds per thousand for ants, fleas and ticks, but apply two to three pounds per thousand: all other listed pests, so we're doing sod webworm.

It's not an antipyretic, so I'd like to go heavy so we're gonna go max rate of 3 pounds per thousand, so you can see here on a bag.

We can look at our ground, awha Sione's del as spark adores, and the scott deluxe edge guard setting there for the three pounds per thousand as a setting a 4.5 all right.

This is a pie.

Shaped section I, don't necessarily have to worry about, trim passes here.

I'm, just gonna, throw as close to the line as I can.

The reason I don't have to worry about trim passes is because this won't change the color of the lawn, so nothing to worry about there.

I just need to get it good, even pass back.

So I'm gonna head up this way.

First, so I'm gonna throw it right to the edge the domination line over there.

On my way, back I'm gonna watch this side and I'm going to be throwing right to the middle of the wheel tracks from the previous pass and I'm going to do that.

Every single time, I'm gonna, throw back to the wheel tracks of the previous pass walking speed is three and a half miles per hour, which is a double fast walk or you guys know putting some wood into it.

This product does need to be watered in it, says water thoroughly, which I'm gonna go ahead and assume is at least 1/2 inch of irrigation or rainfall.

Now there is a case where some of you may want to apply using a hose and sprayer you're just used to using the ortho down spray and I, encourage you again.

I know I, keep mentioning this, but go back and review video 1 in this little mini series here, because I'll talk to you a lot about using a hose and sprayer and what products you can and can't use via a hose and sprayer.

But I will tell you this came out to be the most expensive of all the applications, and that's one of the things you may want to consider is the cost of the application when you're choosing what to use.

Ok, next I'm gonna go ahead and show you how to do the ortho dial and sprayed treatment.

I got a brand new one, I'm gonna use here and I'm.

Actually gonna put this quick-connect on it.

I'd like to thank Jay Choi, who sent me.

These really saves my life having to screw these in and out of hoses all the time he sent me.

A set of quick connects that I'm now using on my orthos I'll, show you that when we get over to the business end, ok now we need to read on the label and understand how much we need, and so we're gonna go here this.

This can be a little complicated and I'm gonna tell you that this should not be done on large areas.

I'm only gonna do section 1 here, with this and you'll, see why, in a minute which is 1000 square feet, so it says right here: 4, fluid ounces of 7 per gallon of water covers 250 square feet, but what matters here to us is that 4, fluid ounces of concentrate gets evenly spread across 250 square feet.

I have a thousand square feet, so that's 4 times that right because 250 goes into 1,000 4 times.

So if 4 ounces per every 250 and I got 4 of those sections, that means I need 16 ounces of concentrate to cover just 1,000 square feet.

Now, keep in mind this entire bottle is 32 ounces.

So if it takes 16 ounces to cover only 1,000 square feet, that means an entire bottle.

Is only going to cover 2,000 square feet, I know this math can get complicated, but I want you to understand where every dollar that you spend is going knowing the math here will help.

You know the math when you're making other applications to understand if it is actually the smartest product for you be using or if there's something, that's more economical that might fit better in your budget and that's a consideration.

I, don't know if I've mentioned yet.

If some of this might bear down to cost, I have an 8,500 square lawns, so that means I would need more than four full bottles of this concentrate.

If I was going to do my entire lawn with this product and that would get really expensive but again, I just wanted to show you this option in case.

This is something that you're only comfortable with a hose and sprayer.

That's the best option for you, then please just go ahead and go with it.

So I need 16 ounces to go in here, and it does say on here to not add water.

We do that with next products and fertilizers, but those are completely different.

Remember this is an ID.

This is an insecticide.

You got to follow the letter of the law on the label with insecticides and it says just put the concentrate in straight and do not add any water, so we're gonna put 16 ounces in so this is a 32 ounce tank, so we'll put in halfway and we'll be full.

Some of you're gonna ask about the Jaypee.

Mods I'll show you how to do the Jaypee mods on this in an upcoming video.

For now we're going to use it.

Uncircumcised I, don't know if you can see but I'm right there on the 16 ounce mark.

It's not half-full visually, because this is a graduated tank here.

So you want to follow the sight lines on the side.

The first thing to know is that this from the factory is gonna put out two gallons per minute.

Okay, now it might be a little bit off from that, but just know two gallons a minute.

That's the standard that comes out of there when you set your dial on the side.

This is telling you how much concentrate is going to come out of this tank for every gallon, so you can see I have it set here on four.

That means that four ounces of concentrate is going to come out of this tank and be mixed in real-time and put out the end with every gallon of water.

If I have two gallons a minute.

That then means that eight ounces per minute is going to come out of the end of here.

I have sixteen ounces in here, which means I have two minutes to cover my one thousand square foot area.

I know that might seem difficult, but trust me once you get it you're, fine, okay, so I have two minutes now to cover this area.

When we go to do the next products and soil amendments and things like that, I'll show you an easier foolproof way to do it.

But with this we have to be a little bit more precision.

So I have two minutes now to cover this area, which two minutes is plenty of time to cover 1,000 square feet comfortably and I'm gonna put it on the bird mouth.

Setting which is gonna give me the better coverage the best coverage.

Some of you might ask: how do you know it's actually coming out? Well, one is you can kind of hear it? The second is, you can smell it and if you want to know what it smells like, it smells like it now.

Those of you who weren't alive in the 80s before things were safe.

You won't get this, but there used to be a way when you would buy plastic accident figures like he-man.

You would take them out of the package.

They had this really strong plastic smell, I, don't know I, don't know how to describe it except it smells like this.

Toys don't have that smell anymore, because it's all non CFC and all that.

But if you know what old he-man used to smell like or Stretch Armstrong or one of those old toys, that's what this stuff smells like.

So that's how you know it's coming out as you smell it now.

This final application that I'm doing here I'm doing in my backyard- and this is concentrate mixed in a pump, sprayer and I'm choosing this for the backyard, because I actually have a lake behind me or a pond.

It's a drainage pond and I don't want to get anywhere near the pond.

In fact, I want to stay 30 feet away from where the embankment begins to work its way down to the ponds.

So, as you know, around most bodies of water ponds lakes, that kind of thing there's always a bank that goes and then there's a portion where you can see it start to slope towards the water.

You want to stay thirty feet off that beginning point and the application.

That's easiest to control in this case is the pump sprayer as well as it goes down with the lowest volume of water, and then you water it in afterwards with a quarter inch.

The reason I know I needed to water in once again, it's because I read the label all right now.

You're gonna see here with the concentrate that the use rates are much less and in fact, what we need here is one quarter, ounce per 1,000 square feet.

The reason I'm going with the high rate is because right here it says, use the higher applications rate if the grass is greater than one inch high.

So we are definitely over 1 inch, we're at 4 inches, so that means I'm, gonna use the top rate.

The other thing here is the dilution rate.

It doesn't really matter, it says you can actually apply this at 10, gallons per thousand as a dilution rate or as low as 2 gallons, and in fact, if you do it less than that which we are going to, you want to immediately irrigate with one quarter inch of water after you apply now.

If dilution rates confuse you, don't worry, just listen to what I'm going to tell you right now.

If you have a 7.9 percent, concentrated bifenthrin, you're, gonna mix, 1/4 ounce of the concentrate in one gallon water and that one gallon will cover 1,000 square feet.

You're gonna apply that evenly across the 1,000 square foot area and then, when you're done, you're gonna irrigate with a quarter inch of water.

Now I'm going to be doing section five, which is my backyard, there's a lake back there and that's why I'm gonna do this with the pump sprayer and it's actually 2,000 square feet.

So in my case, I'm gonna put in a half ounce of concentrate into the two gallon pump, sprayer and I'm, going to cover that across the 2,000 square foot evenly and then I'm gonna run my irrigation until it gets down 1/4 inch.

So the first thing you're gonna do is fill the sprayer up halfway and some of you're gonna ask can I put in some next products with this, and the answer is yes, you can but put in your concentrated, insect control, first agitate and then put your next product on top I'm gonna be using a little bit of d fetch.

If this added step confuses, you don't worry about it, don't you don't have to do this, so this is a two gallon sprayer and I need a half ounce in this convenient tippet pour I.

Don't have to be able to see it in the Sun, but it's right there marked 1/2 ounce, so you just squeeze it till you get to that level there, and then you pour that in a little bit more water.

In now.

One thing you don't want to: do you never want to dip your hose all the way down in there.

You just don't want to do that.

It's not a good idea to get product on your nozzle and all that, but also there is the chance that it could back up and go into your house.

Water and I know we have backflow preventers and all that, but it's just a best practice.

Never dip the business end of your hose into the chemical-laden mix, a little bit of dethatch I'm, not gonna measure it I'm, just gonna put a little in there.

It's for good measure.

It's only a couple thousand square feet, so there you go guys.

I hope this part 2 of how to kill sod, webworms or really how to kill insects in the lawn video has been helpful to you now.

I've got more pest control, videos coming up because I've got other bugs and other areas to treat and that kind of stuff so make sure you subscribe to the channel hit that like button.

If you like this kind of content, that's all how to using store-bought or Amazon products and, as always, I hope.

This video has been helpful to you.

I'm Alan King, the lawn care dahhh.

Thanks for watching and I'll see you in the lawn.


Is granular or liquid insecticide better? ›

Using granular insecticides provides you with a number of key benefits. Granules typically last longer outdoors where rain and and sunlight can quickly break down most liquid insecticides. Also there is no mixing required. The product is already at the optimum strength to get the job done.

What can I put on my lawn to keep bugs away? ›

Spraying your yard with an insecticide ahead of prime season can be an effective preventative measure. Derek Gaughan, founder of Bug Lord, recommends using a product with the active ingredient bifenthrin; this is an insecticide that combats several backyard bugs, including ticks, ants, flies, and mosquitoes.

Does granular bug killer work? ›

Granular insecticides do a great job to kill ants, fleas, crickets, and other pests that hang around your lawn and garden, getting rid of their trouble before they begin invading indoors. Pesticide granules consist of a solid particle that is filled with a strong insecticide.

Does triazicide liquid need to be watered in? ›

Yes per the product label for Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns you should water lawn lightly immediately after application for some insects and for others water grass thoroughly with ¼ to ½ inch of water immediately after application.

Does triazicide granules need to be watered in? ›

Distribute granules evenly with a broadcast or rotary spreader around the treatment area. Water in lightly immediately after application. Once the treated area has been watered and is dry, children and pets can return to the lawn.

When Should I spray my lawn for bugs? ›

Spray your yard during the cooler parts of the day including in the evening or early morning. Sprays can be reapplied as needed. If you're dealing with an active infestation, you may need to reapply more frequently. Don't spray your yard when it's raining or if rain is in the forecast in the next 24 hours.

When should I apply insecticide to my lawn? ›

Late June to early August is the best time to apply a preventive insecticide. Several insecticides are available to commercial applicators for prevention of white grubs.

How do I get rid of bugs in my yard naturally? ›

10 Natural Ways to Keep Bugs out of Your Garden
  1. Start with “Clean” Soil. Good soil can actually deter garden insect pests. ...
  2. Buy Disease and Pest-Resistant Seeds. ...
  3. Selectively and Aggressively Thin Out Plants. ...
  4. Water Plants in the Early Morning. ...
  5. Control Weeds. ...
  6. Keep Your Garden Clean. ...
  7. Use Insect Traps. ...
  8. Add Beneficial Insects.
Mar 28, 2023

How long does it take for granular bug killer to work? ›

Answer: The amount of time it takes to eliminate ticks when using Sevin Granules will depend on the health of the insect. It generally takes about a week to see results. Be sure to water the product in after application to activate the granules.

How long does it take for Triazicide to work? ›

It can take a few hours to 24 or more to kill insects once dry.

Does rain wash away insecticide granules? ›

Generally, rain immediately after application removes much of the pesticide. The longer the time before precipitation, it is more likely that the pesticide will remain on the plant surface or will be absorbed into the tissue.

Is liquid or granular Triazicide better? ›

“For us, preemergent and broadleaf weed control is better achieved with a liquid formulation,” Doppel said. “Fungicides also will work better if they are applied as a liquid application. Insecticides can be applied successfully either in a liquid or granular form.”

When should I apply Triazicide to my lawn? ›

Apply when insects appear or when damage occurs. Spray to wet all infested plant surfaces. Apply as a thorough foliar spray. Wet leaves and branches to the dripping point.

Should I spray my yard for bugs before or after mowing? ›

The short answer? Yes, you should definitely cut your grass before spraying for insects. If you have ever taken an extra long vacation and come back to a lawn that was left to grow longer than normal, you will definitely notice a few more bugs in your lawn.

Should I mow before applying Triazicide? ›

Answer: Spectracide Triazicide Once & Done Insect Killer Concentrate can be applied right after mowing so you can make the most contact with active insects. 80 of 92 people found this answer helpful.

Does rain wash triazicide away? ›

If heavy rain occurs before the 24 hour time period, the product can be washed away and will need to be reapplied.

What time of day do you spray Triazicide? ›

Answer: The best time to apply Spectracide Triazicide Once & Done Insect Killer Concentrate for mosquitoes is in the early morning or late evening. It is recommended to thoroughly wet the grass down a few hours before applying. Keep pets and people out of the area during application and until the area is fully dry.

Does triazicide damage grass? ›

Spectracide Triazicide is safe to use in lawns, vegetable gardens, fruit and nut trees, roses, flowers, trees and shrubs.

How long does Triazicide need to be on before rain? ›

Spectracide Triazicide Once & Done Insect Killer Concentrate is best applied when rain is not expected for 24 hours if you are treating for surface pests. For subsurface pests you do need to water in ½ inch after application, so applying just before a rain would be fine.

Can I spray my whole yard for bugs? ›

Spray front, back, and side yards all in one session. It's important that all areas are treated within a short window to prevent bugs from migrating to other sections of the yard. During the spring and summer months, we advise spraying your yard at least once per month, or more often as needed.

Can you put too much bug killer on your lawn? ›

Contrary to what some may think, twice the dosage will not perform twice the job. In fact, it could hurt your chances of killing your target pest because the mixture being overconcentrated will be off-putting by pests who will simply avoid the areas you have sprayed with the pesticide.

Does mowing keep bugs away? ›

Regular and periodic mowing of the lawn can help reduce the number of pests on it but doesn't eradicate it totally. This means that your lawns will still be infested by these malignant pests even after you must have freshly cut your lawn.

Is it too late to spray for bugs? ›

That said, it's never too late to spray for pests. If it's summer and you notice that your home is seeing more spiders, ants and beetles than in the past, you can have your home sprayed and see effective results. Pest control services use highly advanced ingredients, equipment and techniques to kill pests and colonies.

Should you water lawn after applying insecticide? ›

Watering-in recommendations are the same for insecticides. Although Acelepryn® and Meridian® 25WG insecticides are more forgiving than most insecticides when they are not watered in within 24 hours, it's still recommended that they are watered in.

What is the best month to put down grub control? ›

A summary for successful grub control

Use them in June or July to control grubs that would be damaging turf in the fall. Applying them now will allow some of the chemical to leach through the turf or break down to the point that not enough insecticide will be there in July to control grubs.

What is the best DIY bug spray for yard? ›

Mouthwash, Vinegar, and Stale Beer

One calls for mixing mint mouthwash, Epsom salt, and stale beer and spraying it around your yard. Another uses apple cider vinegar, water, and an oil made up of citronella, peppermint, lemongrass, cedar wood, and geranium.

Do coffee grounds keep bugs away? ›

Insect Repellent

Most bugs have a very strong sense of smell. Since coffee grounds are very potent, it's a perfect repellent to fight off those pests. According to the EPA, coffee grounds are most potent when they are burned.

Why is my yard full of bugs? ›

The most obvious are garbage cans and uncovered food, but there are many natural attractions as well. Leaf litter, wood piles, and other organic materials provide great harborage for ants, springtails, termites, and other insects.

What time of day is best to spray for bugs? ›

1. Apply in the morning when temperatures are cooler. Many insecticides can cause damage to your plants if you spray them during the heat of the day. Applying insecticides in morning hours are best, evening hours are next best.

Does Sevin lawn granules work? ›

Will Sevin® Lawn Granules control all insects? Sevin® Insect Killer Granules kill and control more than 100 insects by contact, and they keep on working to protect for up to three months.

Is Triazicide safe for dogs? ›

With most insecticides, such as Spectracide Triazicide Once & Done Insect Killer Concentrate, it is safe for pets to be back into the treated area after it has completely dried.

How long does triazicide last on lawn? ›

Answer: Spectracide Triazicide Once & Done Insect Killer Concentrate starts to affect insects as soon as it is applied and they contact the treated surface. It has a residual of up to 8 weeks.

Can I apply Triazicide to a wet lawn? ›

Answer: You would want to wait until the area has dried out somewhat or at least is not still drenched to apply Spectracide Triazicide Once & Done Insect Killer Concentrate. For example, it can be applied after a dew, but should not be applied if there is standing water in the area.

What precautions should be taken when using Triazicide? ›

Precautionary Statements

Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, or using tobacco. If on skin or clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes.

Is soapy water a good insecticide? ›

Because soapy water works by touching the insects, sprays need to be made whenever new insect populations appear and start to grow. Spraying soap directly on the leaves when no insects are present does nothing, as soap doesn't bother insects if they eat it. It only works if it contacts the full body.

Can you apply granular insecticide to wet grass? ›

Yes, the Sevin Insecticide Granules can be applied when the grass is wet. Watering the Sevin granules in is what activates the granules. If it is going to rain close to the time you are applying the granules that will be fine too.

Can you apply insecticide to wet grass? ›

Furthermore, some pesticides need a wet surface for the active ingredients to activate and be released. Products such as granular pellets that are spread out all over the lawn need water to activate and eradicate pests. The rain and moisture make the process that much easier and effective.

What is the strongest insecticide you can buy? ›

In general, deltamethrin is considered one of the most powerful synthetic pyrethroid insecticides on the market.

Can you put down grass seed and bug killer at the same time? ›

It won't affect the seeds. +1. In general, insecticides have no effect upon grass, even grass seedlings.

What is the best bug killer? ›

  • Best Bug Sprays of 2023.
  • Ranger Ready Scent Zero Pump Spray Insect Repellent.
  • Natrapel Tick and Insect Repellent.
  • Cutter Unscented Insect Repellent.
  • Ranger Ready Night Sky Scent Pump Spray Insect Repellent.
  • Ranger Ready Orange Scent Pump Spray Insect Repellent.
  • Ben's 30 Tick & Insect Repellent 6 oz.
May 9, 2023

How do I treat my lawn for bugs? ›

Effective Lawn Bug Control
  1. Keep your lawn and garden areas clean. Keep the lawn mowed and the landscaping trimmed. ...
  2. Essential oils are great for their bug-repelling power and aroma. Mix peppermint, lemongrass, and citronella oils together for a great homemade outdoor bug spray.
  3. Spice it up. ...
  4. Protect your pets.
Jan 22, 2020

How often can you spray your yard for bugs? ›

Spray throughout the year: A lot of property owners think that spraying for bugs is only necessary once a year, but you should actually spray your lawn once every three months.

How long does insecticide stay on grass? ›

Most herbicides and insecticides for lawns warn people to stay off the grass for only 24 hours after use.

How long does lawn insecticide last? ›

A typical pest control application will last around 90 days. If outdoor applications see consistent or heavy rainfall, they efficacy may be affected and will last about 60 days. Pesticides used to treat flying insects like mosquitoes or flies will last around 30 days.

Which insecticide is most effective? ›

The List: Best Insecticides, According to Expert Reviews
  • Neem Oil.
  • Ortho Home Defense.
  • Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)
  • Monterey Garden Insect Spray.
  • Bonide Pyrethrin Garden Insect Spray.
Apr 13, 2023

What insecticide do professionals use? ›

Permethrin is an active-ingredient insecticide used in many professional pest-control products to control a wide variety of pests, including ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, bedbugs, chiggers, flies, termites, and cockroaches.

Which is the most effective plant insecticide? ›

Nicotine, pyrethrin and cinerin are natural insecticides and nicotine obtained from tobacco, pyrethrum and cinerin obtained from Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium.

What is the best used for applying insecticides? ›

Ground machines or aircraft may be used to apply most insecticides. Spray applications are more effective and drift is reduced when wind does not exceed 10 miles per hour. Avoid spraying when the plants are wet.

What chemical kills all bugs? ›

Diatomaceous earth (sometimes to referred to simply as DE) is one of those handy substances that has all kinds of uses around the home and garden. It is mainly used for pest control, it's effective at killing everything from fleas and roaches indoors to aphids and slugs outdoors.

What insecticides do exterminators use? ›

What Chemicals do Most Pest Control Companies Use? Most pest control companies use pesticides called pyrethrins and pyrethroids, including Permethrin. These mimic natural and organic pesticides found in varieties of chrysanthemums. There are also a few other chemicals that are used but sometimes not as common.

What is the number one pesticide? ›

You may not be able to say it, but it's probably inside you. Introduced by Dow Chemical in 1965, chlorpyrifos is the most widely-used pesticide on crops, including corn, soybeans, broccoli, and apples, and is also widely used in non-agricultural settings like golf courses (Figure 1).

What is the best time of day to spray for bugs? ›

1. Apply in the morning when temperatures are cooler. Many insecticides can cause damage to your plants if you spray them during the heat of the day. Applying insecticides in morning hours are best, evening hours are next best.

What are the top two insecticides used in the US? ›

The most commonly used insecticides are the organophosphates, pyrethroids and carbamates (see Figure 1).

Do bugs come out after spraying? ›

When bugs are sprayed, they will come out after because their hiding places or shelter have been treated. It is normal to see them coming out after the spray because it only means that they were sprayed by the chemicals that will kill them.

What is the best DIY insecticide? ›

One of the easiest homemade bug sprays, simply mix one cup of white vinegar with three cups of water. You can also add half a teaspoon of dishwashing soap to help the solution adhere. Shake thoroughly and apply to the affected areas.

How do you make homemade insecticide? ›

Oil Spray: Mix 1 cup of vegetable oil with 1 tablespoon of mild liquid soap. Add 2-8 teaspoons of this mixture to 1 quart of water and spray your plants as above. The oil in this spray smothers the insects so it is effective on aphids, thrips, mites, and scale.

When should I use insecticide on my lawn? ›

Spray your lawn in early spring before plants start to bloom to get rid of the insects that have been dormant in your yard over the winter months. Spray again in summer at least once, and potentially again if you notice any signs of insect damage to your lawn.

What is the difference between a pesticide and an insecticide? ›

'Pesticide' is the general term for a chemical that kills pests. Pests can be weeds, insects, nuisance rodents, diseases, etc. An insecticide is a type of pesticide. Insecticides kill insects.

What can be an effective and natural insecticide? ›

Diatomaceous Earth (DE, for short) is made from fossilized algae and is an excellent option for anyone looking for safe, natural insecticides. The material works by smothering insects and drawing moisture from their exoskeletons. To use it, sprinkle the DE on the ground around affected plants.

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