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What is the difference between Herbicides and Pesticides?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Aug 13, 2020

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T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Aug 13, 2020

Pesticides are mostly chemicals, biological agents, antimicrobial, or disinfectants. The purpose of the pesticides is to kill or poison the pest or pests that are a danger to you somehow, or they could be just aggravating and gross. They may also compete with humans for food, or they could even destroy property.

There are many different types of pesticides. The classification depends upon the intended target. For example, insecticides kill insects. There are also certain types of pesticides that eradicate or regulate plants that are unwanted or just plain bothersome. These plants may be growing in your lawns or gardens.

Examples of these would be dandelions and crabgrass, and to kill these weeds, we use herbicides. Herbicides come in two types. They are either selective or general. They are often used on roadways and railroad tracks to prevent unnecessary plants or weeds. Particular types are more commonly used in gardens or lawns to avoid killing the beautiful plants and flowers that may be surrounding the unwanted ones.

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H. Jones

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H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Aug 11, 2020

Pesticide and herbicides are chemical substances used to kill or get rid of unwanted plants. The herbicide is a type of pesticide; other pesticides include fungicides, insecticides, and parasiticides.

Pesticides are used to get rid of all unwanted agents such as weeds, rodents, insects, fungi, and bacteria’s while herbicides are used to get rid of weeds only. Herbicides are dangerous to plants, there are different types of herbicides, and this includes the selective and non-selective herbicides.

The selective herbicide works for the weed only without destroying other plants while the non-selective destroy everything they touch. Herbicides are mainly used in industrial areas, grounds, roadsides, railways and so on. Pesticides can be harmful to humans when consumed. It is advised to keep away from children.

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J. Rogers

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J. Rogers, Rosshazlewood, MA, Birmingham

Answered Jul 29, 2020

It can be confusing to know the difference between herbicides and pesticides. When you say pesticides, these are known to be chemicals that are meant to kill fungus, bacteria, insects, plants, and so much more. It can also be used to kill the weed and other things.

What herbicides can do is to make sure that it will kill weeds and other plants that are considered to be not needed in your garden. There are some herbicides that will immediately kill the plant that you would expose it to while there are also some herbicides that are only meant to kill a specific type of plant. You need to know exactly what you need just to be sure.

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