Pests and Pesticides

4 Types of Pesticides Herbicides : kills plants Insecticides : kills insects Fungicides : kills fungi Bactericides : kills bacteria First-Generation Pesticides inorganic biocides (eg. Metals such Lead, mercury, arsenic, cyanide) Found to be toxic to humans, polluted water and soil and were not biodegradable (not able to break down naturally). Materials from a non-living…