TABLE 1

Categories of Pesticides and Major Classes

Pesticide categoryMajor ClassesExamples
InsecticidesOrganophosphatesMalathion, methyl parathion, acephate
CarbamatesAldicarb, carbaryl, methomyl, propoxur
Pyrethroids/pyrethrinsCypermethrin, fenvalerate, permethrin
OrganochlorinesLindane
NeonicotinoidsImidacloprid
N-phenylpyrazolesFipronil
HerbicidesPhosphonatesGlyphosate
Chlorophenoxy herbicides2,4-D, mecoprop
Dipyridyl herbicidesDiquat, paraquat
NonselectiveSodium chlorate
RodenticidesAnticoagulantsWarfarin, brodifacoum
ConvulsantsStrychnine
Metabolic poisonSodium fluoroacetate
Inorganic compoundsAluminum phosphide
FungicidesThiocarbamatesMetam-sodium
TriazolesFluconazole, myclobutanil, triadimefon
StrobilurinsPyraclostrobin, picoxystrobin
FumigantsHalogenated organicMethyl bromide, Chloropicrin
OrganicCarbon disulfide, Hydrogen cyanide, Naphthalene
InorganicPhosphine
MiscellaneousArsenicalsLead arsenate, chromated copper arsenate, arsenic trioxide
Pyridine4-aminopyridine