Insects are an essential element of nature. However, in excess, they can be harmful to your property and yard. When simple insect repellants no longer work, one of the best ways to eliminate insects is to use insecticides.

When using insecticides, adhering to U.S. EPA standards, local protocols, and otherwise environmentally safe practices is essential. Otherwise, you put yourself and the environment at risk of the potentially toxic effects of insecticide usage.

If you’re experiencing a heavy infestation of insects on your property, it’s recommended that you consult with an insecticide expert as soon as possible.

Reach out to a Green Group company for insect infestation and pest control in your area today to request a free quote.

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What Is An Insecticide?

An insecticide is a specific type of pesticide used to eliminate insects and larvae, reduce populations, or stop the destructive behaviors of insects. Most insecticides kill insects by attacking the nervous system (cholinesterase inhibition) with active ingredients.

However, other insecticide products are mainly used as insect growth regulators (i.e., endotoxins). In most cases, insecticides are used for lawn and crop protection from pest infestations of plants or insects known to carry disease.

What Are The Different Types of Insecticides?

There are many classifications, types, and concentrations of insecticide. Generally, insecticides are classified based on chemical composition, mode of entry, mode of action, toxicity, and stage of use (i.e., ovicides, pupicides, larvicides, adulticides). They can come in the form of spray or granules.

Further, there are three types: systemic insecticide, insecticide by ingestion, and contact insecticide.

Additionally, according to the chemical composition of a particular product, they can be classified as:

  • Organic insecticides or natural insecticides (i.e., neem oil, pyrethrum, bacillus thuringiensis, and soybeans)
  • Synthetic insecticides (i.e., organochlorine, organophosphates, etc.)
  • Inorganic insecticides (i.e., boron, mercury, copper, antimonyl potassium, etc.)
  • Broad-spectrum insecticides (i.e., fipronil, carbamates, neonicotinoid, etc.)

Using insecticides without professional oversight can result in damage to the environment and harm to other species (especially nematodes and beneficial arthropods).

Understanding which pest management solution is best for your particular situation typically requires the assistance of an experienced pest control professional in your area.

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Try a Green Group Insecticide And Pest Control Company

Insects like fire ants, cockroaches, caterpillars, spider mites, whiteflies, and armyworms can destroy your otherwise beautiful and safe lawn.

Our integrated pest management system focuses on infestation prevention before the problem gets out of hand. Additionally, Green Group partners selectively, safely, and effectively target the cause of current infestations so you can get your lawn back and keep your property protected.

Reach out to us today to request a free quote for pest control and insecticide by a top-rated Green Group company in your area.

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