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What Are Pesticides?

What Are Pesticides?

Submitted by • October 19, 2012

Pesticides are chemical compounds or biological agents intended to control pests.The element "-cide" taken from Latin means "killer" or "killing". Pests include insects, mites, worms, fish, birds, animals, weeds, fungi, bacteria and viruses that feed on crops and parasitize on livestock.

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