Examples of pesticides are fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Numerous examples have been cited as examples of pesticides. They are insecticides, fungicides, larvicides, rodenticides, molluscicides, etc. Pesticides are substances intended to control pests.
This includes herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, molluscicides, piscicides, avicides, rodenticides, bactericides, insect repellents, animal repellents, microbicides, fungicides and lampricides. The most common are herbicides that account for approximately 80% of all pesticide use. Most pesticides are intended to serve as plant protection products (also known as crop protection products), which, in general, protect plants from weeds, fungi, or insects. As an example, the fungus Alternaria solani is used to combat the aquatic weed Salvinia.
Biopesticides are certain types of pesticides derived from natural materials such as animals, plants, bacteria and certain minerals. Trade name abbreviations are often used on the pesticide label to indicate the type of formulation. Some other types of pesticides used for specific purposes include desiccants, foggers, mothballs, repellents, etc. Licensing authorizations depend on the type of pest control work you are trained to perform, not the chemical class of pesticide you are allowed to apply.