Pest Control. Chapter 12 APES 2008. What are pesticides?. Chemicals that kill pests Biocides- kill wide range of pests Herbicides- kill plants Insecticides- kill insects Fungicides- kill fungi. History of Pesticides. Every culture has used pesticides
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Chapter 12 APES
Children playing in DDT clouds at beach.
1st stage included Inorganic Pesticides
Arsenic poisoning from infected water sources in Bangladesh
2nd stage included petroleum based sprays and natural organic pesticides
3rdstage included chlorinated hydrocarbons
4th stage: Biological controls-
Pest resurgence leads to the use of higher doses or more toxic chemical use