Pesticides

Here is a list of pesticides available for home use ranging from botanicals to biologicals to synthetics. Commercially available product names are listed along with information on the pesticide type, mode of action and safe use.  Organic products are marked as "Organic". 

Before applying any pesticide, ALWAYS:

  • Make sure you have identified the pest or disease correctly.  Call the Center for Home Gardening if you need assistance (314) 577-9562.
  • Read the ENTIRE label. 
  • Wear proper protective equipment according to the label requirements.

Click HERE for more information on understanding your pesticide label.

Commercially available pesticides

Fungicides and Bactericides
Dusts/sprays/RTU products:
Captan
Chlorothalonil
Copper (Organic)
Dimethyl
Streptomycin
Sulfur (Organic)
Triforine

Herbicides
Post-emergent:
Glyphosate
Specialty - Broadleaves (Triclopyr)
Specialty - Nimblewill
Specialty - Nutsedge
Specialty - Natural Ingredient (Organic)
Specialty - "Over the Top" Grass Killers
Trimec
Pre-emergent:
Corn Gluten Meal (Organic)
Treflan
Turf Crabgrass Control

Insecticides
Biologicals:
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Kurstaki and Israelensis strains (Organic)
Spinosad (Organic)
Botanicals:
Neem (Organic)
Pyrethrins (Organic)
Rotenone (Organic)
Horticultural Oils:
Oil sprays (Organic)
Insecticidal Soaps:
Soap products (Organic)
Synthetics:
Acephate/Orthene
Bifenthrin
Carbaryl/Sevin
Cyfluthrin
Imidacloprid
Malathion
Permethrin

Turf Grub Control Products:
Dylox (Quick Kill)
Mach 2 (Extended Season)
Merit (Extended Season) - Imidaclopid

Molluscicides
Snail & Slug Killers:
Iron Phosphate

Other
Miscellaneous Products:
Animal Repellents
Anti-desiccant
Discontinued Pesticides
Rooting Hormone
Spray Adjuvant