PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Structural Pest Control in 2012

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Identifying information about Structural Pest Control, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Structural Pest Control, with information on the identity, use type and toxicity of each pesticide, as well as gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.
Pesticide use on Structural Pest Control by county for all counties in California, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Crop or Site information for Structural Pest Control

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Structural Pest Control
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
00010
10

Acres treated, acres planted, and number of fields do not apply to this category of pesticide use.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Structural Pest Control in California in 2012


Totals for 2003 and later may be under-reported due to omission of adjuvants in DPR's data since that time.
Chemical Name
(CA Chem Code)
Chemical Class PAN Bad Actor Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 3,524,500 - 20.8 -
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 2,363,570 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 266,118 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 221,260 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 141,783 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 139,134 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 53,890 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 53,156 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 32,825 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 30,279 - 20.8 -
Uses: Insecticide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 29,167 - - -
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 22,054 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Chlorfenapyr (3938)
Pyrazole Not Listed 17,439 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 11,832 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 9,777 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 9,624 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Deltamethrin (3010)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 7,776 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 7,424 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,409 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 6,395 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (396)
Dicarboximide Not Listed 5,930 - - -
Uses: Synergist
Pyrethrins (510)
Botanical Yes 5,311 - 20.8 -
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide, technical, other related (90486)
Unclassified Not Listed 4,497 - - -
Uses: Synergist
Fluridone (2279)
Unclassified Not Listed 4,253 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 4,163 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Hydroprene (2244)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 3,958 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 3,901 - - -
Note! Data for Mineral oil, unrefined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Herbicide, Fungicide
Silica gel (3557, 529)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,378 - - -
Note! Data for Silica gel summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 3,201 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,951 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Diatomaceous earth (195)
Inorganic Yes 2,881 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Molluscicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 2,779 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,378 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
DDVP (187)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,303 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product, Impurity
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,065 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 1,923 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Magnesium phosphide (2085)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,788 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Rodenticide
Phosphine (3541)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,759 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,734 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Sodium decyl sulfate (5866)
Soap Not Listed 1,725 - - -
Uses: Soap/Surfactant
Sodium lauroampho acetate (5867)
Soap Not Listed 1,302 - - -
Uses: Soap/Surfactant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 1,259 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione (205)
Triazinetrione Yes 1,077 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 1,057 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C12, 5%C18) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1847)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 1,055 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Alkyl (68%C12, 32%C14) dimethylethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1854)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Yes 1,053 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Ortho-phenylphenol (448)
Phenol Yes 1,009 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Sodium lauryl sulfate (2901, 907)
Soap Not Listed 878.6 - - -
Note! Data for Sodium lauryl sulfate summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide, Microbiocide, Fungicide
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 845.0 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Thyme (2330)
Botanical Not Listed 828.3 - - -
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Structural Pest Control in 2012

Region
(County Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application
Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
California (00)
3,524,500 - 20.8 - 387,593
Los Angeles (19)
1,009,650 - - - 63,645
San Diego (37)
514,479 - 20.8 - 23,486
Orange (30)
465,895 - - - 31,586
Santa Clara (43)
279,794 - - - 13,491
Riverside (33)
168,099 - - - 26,715
San Bernardino (36)
137,500 - - - 23,333
Ventura (56)
94,673 - - - 8,525
Santa Barbara (42)
86,548 - - - 5,393
Sacramento (34)
78,308 - - - 14,376
Fresno (10)
77,353 - - - 11,719
Alameda (01)
74,074 - - - 12,419
San Mateo (41)
59,275 - - - 8,211
Contra Costa (07)
51,196 - - - 10,984
Monterey (27)
43,121 - - - 3,664
Santa Cruz (44)
40,467 - - - 3,036
San Luis Obispo (40)
38,629 - - - 3,938
San Joaquin (39)
36,452 - - - 8,677
Sonoma (49)
36,209 - - - 6,608
Kern (15)
30,665 - - - 7,766
Stanislaus (50)
27,105 - - - 6,611
Tulare (54)
17,593 - - - 4,983
Kings (16)
15,280 - - - 3,011
Shasta (45)
15,104 - - - 3,342
Marin (21)
14,716 - - - 4,988
Merced (24)
13,731 - - - 4,104
Placer (31)
13,399 - - - 9,061
Solano (48)
11,139 - - - 6,697
Yolo (57)
6,860 - - - 6,114
Madera (20)
6,226 - - - 4,569
Tehama (52)
6,082 - - - 2,013
Butte (04)
5,989 - - - 4,137
Mendocino (23)
5,723 - - - 1,358
San Francisco (38)
5,594 - - - 7,036
El Dorado (09)
5,100 - - - 5,385
San Benito (35)
4,892 - - - 1,983
Colusa (06)
3,224 - - - 1,030
Napa (28)
3,179 - - - 2,200
Lake (17)
3,009 - - - 1,486
Calaveras (05)
2,736 - - - 1,469
Nevada (29)
2,482 - - - 2,371
Humboldt (12)
2,412 - - - 1,283
Tuolumne (55)
2,306 - - - 1,405
Sutter (51)
1,516 - - - 2,354
Imperial (13)
1,351 - - - 1,716
Yuba (58)
1,285 - - - 2,076
Mariposa (22)
801.3 - - - 926
Siskiyou (47)
694.7 - - - 793
Amador (03)
595.7 - - - 1,198
Trinity (53)
528.1 - - - 194
Working with the Information on this Page

* Complete 2001 data for Kern county was never submitted by the Kern County Agricultural Commissioners office. This missing data includes approximately 32,000 records totaling roughly 10 million pounds. An omission of this scale will significantly impact statewide trends.

** The 2005 data for Ventura county is incomplete because not all of the data was available at the time of DPR's release. Missing data includes mostly applications made in November and December. An estimate based on reported use in Ventura County during November and December from 2002 to 2004 suggests that the 2005 total pounds is underreported by approximately 500,000 pounds. The active ingredients most affected are captan and petroleum oil. See the DPR's 2005 PUR report for additional details.

NOTE! See methodology and documentation for California Pesticide Use Reporting for important qualifications on these numbers.

Click on the commodities name links for special caveats on the data for each commodity. For more detailed use information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database. Original source for all pesticide use data is the California Pesticide Use Report (PUR) dataset, collected and managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Significant processing of the original dataset is required to generate the summary data presented here; see documentation for a full discussion of data handling.

NOTE! Comments on the accuracy of Acres Planted reflect PAN's analysis of acreage data from the California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS) and Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting data. The method used to assess acreage accuracy is described in the documentation. Accuracy was evaluated for aggregate, statewide California acreage, but not for smaller regions (e.g., counties). See CASS acreage estimates for additional information.

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Definitions
  • Acres Planted is the planted acreage of the crop in the selected region where the selected chemical was applied. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. To obtain the total planted acreage for a crop or county, see the crop and county pages available from the Pesticide Use Search Page. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Acres Treated is the acreage of the crop actually treated with the pesticide. Gross Pounds applied divided by Acres Treated is the application rate of the pesticide. The difference between Acres Planted and Acres Treated is best explained through an example:If a farmer has a 100-acre field and sprays 50 acres, then the Acres Planted will be 100 and the Acres Treated will be 50. If a farmer sprays 50 of their 100 acres three times, then the Acres Planted will remain at 100 acres, but now the value of Acres Treated will be 150. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. See documentation for further distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Application Count indicates the number of times this chemical was applied.
  • Application Rate indicates the total pounds applied to acreage divided by the total treated acres. Only pounds applied to acreage are used to calculate the application rate. This excludes pesticides used to fumigate stored commodities or other non-cropland applications. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Chemical Class indicates the chemical classification of this chemical.
  • Chemical Code is the California Department of Pesticide Regulation code number assigned as an identifier for each chemical.
  • Chemical Uses indicates the major uses for this chemical, with the most common use listed first.
  • County Code is a code number that various California State agencies use to identify each California county. There are 58 total counties.
  • Field Count is the number of fields where this chemical was applied.
  • Gross Pounds indicates the total pounds used, including both pounds used on acreage and pounds used in other applications such as commodity fumigation.
  • PAN Bad Actor indicates whether this chemical belongs to the group of most toxic pesticides or not. See link for a full definition of this term.