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Pesticide Products

What is a "pesticide" and what's not?

According to the law, a pesticide is any substance "intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest...." Many people are surprised to learn that antimicrobials, herbicides and bug repellents are all pesticides. Plant growth regulators, defoliants, and nitrogen stabilizers are also pesticides.

Active Ingredient(s) + Other/Inert Ingredient(s) = Pesticide Product

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Last updated October 27, 2014

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