Chemicals used to control pests. Use this tag with questions about how to choose and use pesticides with different plants.

Use this tag for questions about chemical controls for . These will typically be insecticides and s, although pesticides for mammals would also be on topic.

Pesticides can be synthetic or organic such as Neem oil.

The use of pesticides on is tightly controlled in most jurisdictions.

Similarly, other pesticides have their dangers. Mammal pesticides (e.g. rat bait) can poison pets and children; herbicides can poison desirable garden plants; and insecticides will kill many beneficial insects. Most are poisonous to humans.

By definition, pesticides are poisons. Depending on the question, the tag may be suitable in addition to or instead of the tag..