Fact Sheet: Survey of Insecticides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida

Survey of Insecticides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida: 2013

The insecticides below are first listed by their family name, for example, Benzoylureas and Neonicontinoids. Knowing the insecticide family is critical when developing a rotation scheme to combat pesticide resistance. The table also includes the insecticide active ingredients or common name, for example, Bacillus thuringiensis or Imidacloprid. The active ingredient is the compound that controls the insect pest. An insecticide
is often recommended by its active ingredient This allows the consumer to have a wider choice of products when selecting from brand names. Typically, products with the same active ingredient have similar labeling, but this is not always true. Be sure to carefully read the pesticide labels to ensure that the product is labeled for the identified insect pest and the affected plant. Read and follow label directions.

In late 2013, a total of four garden centers were surveyed in Lee County to determined the types of insecticides available for retail purchased. This included two national chain stores and two independent outlets

The inclusion of a brand or trade name in the table is not intended as an endorsement of the product