Most horticulture experts define lawn and garden pests as insects, weeds or diseases. Once you have identified the pest in your yard and decided it is at an intolerable level, you might choose a pesticide as part of the management.
Go take a look at any pesticide label and it will say “It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with the labeling.” We need to be responsible when applying pesticides so we can protect our family, neighbors, pets and the environment. Here are some questions to consider as you care for your plants:
Will pesticide application at this time control the pest?