Any substance used to address the harmful presence of insects and other organisms is referred to as a pesticide. Growing plants may require the application of pesticides.
There are various types of pesticides available:
- Herbicides – To treat weeds
- Insecticides – To treat insects
- Fungicides – To treat molds and mildews
- Disinfectants – To prevent bacteria development
Pesticides do not necessarily mean to be chemical compounds. Some could be biological organisms that feed on specific pests.