How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes—Landscape and Garden Pesticides
Pesticides should be used only as a last resort to manage home, garden and landscape pest problems. If you must use a pesticide, choose the least toxic yet most effective product that targets the pest but does not also kill natural enemies or other animals.
For the best information on what pesticides or other pest management methods are most appropriate for a specific pest, type the pest name in the “Search home and garden” box and read the appropriate Pest Notes or other informational screens.
Below is a partial list of pesticides available for home, garden, and landscape use that are included in one or more UC IPM Pest Notes. Each links to a screen providing information on pesticide type, hazards to people, water quality, honey bees and natural enemies, as well as other precautions and tips. These screens also include example home and garden products containing each active ingredient.
For more detailed information on pesticide safety and safety of individual products , go to the National Pesticide Information Center web site at http://npic.orst.edu/gen.htm.