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Pesticide Active Ingredients

Other/Inert Ingredients Active Ingredients

Find chemical-specific information in pesticide ingredient fact sheets.

Active ingredients are the chemicals in pesticide products that kill, control, or repel pests. For example, the active ingredients in an herbicide are the ingredient(s) that kill weeds. Often, the active ingredients make up a small portion of the whole product.

 

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Last updated February 14, 2019

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