Biochemical Insecticides

Biochemical insecticides are naturally occurring compounds or synthetically derived compounds that are structurally similar (and functionally identical) to their naturally occurring counterparts. In general, these insecticides are characterized by a non-toxic mode of action that may affect the growth and development of a pest, its ability to reproduce, or pest ecology.

botanical Extracts

examples

Neem Oil • Citrus Oil • Pyrethrum

 

organic acids

examples

Peroxyacetic Acid • Hydrogen Peroxide

minerals

Examples

Diatomaceous Earth • Potassium Silicate

 

enzymes

examples

Cellulase • Chitinase • Gluconase • Protease