Biopesticides

Sunday’s Dandelion Doom is an iron-based biopesticide that helps control broadleaf weeds, while giving your lawn a juicy green boost.

What are Biopesticides?

Biopesticides are alternative pesticides that are naturally-derived from animals, plants, microorganisms, and certain minerals. For example, canola oil, iron, and baking soda have pesticidal applications and are considered biopesticides.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages to Biopesticides?

As with all pesticides, there are pros and cons to biopesticide use. The benefits:

  1. Are usually less toxic than conventional pesticides.
  2. Generally affect only the target pest and closely related organisms.
  3. Are effective in very small quantities and decompose quickly – resulting in lower exposure and largely avoiding the pollution problems caused by conventional pesticides.
  4. When used as a component of Integrated Pest Management programs, can greatly reduce the use of conventional pesticides.

The drawbacks:

  1. Usually requires multiple applications for full effectiveness. 
  2. Can still harm unintended targets if not used properly.

Safety First!

To use biopesticides (or any pesticide) effectively and safely, you must properly identify the pest being treated. And, as always, carefully follow all label directions.

Sunday and Biopesticides

At Sunday, we want to make sure that your little plot of land is not only beautiful, but safer for you, your family, and your pets. That’s why we’ve developed products like our Dandelion Doom, a biopesticide that is effective but also environmentally responsible – so you can get back to what matters most, without worrying about what’s on your lawn.

Cited Sources

Lindberg, L. and S. Arthurs. What is a biopesticide? Michigan State University. 

US Environmental Protection Agency. Biopesticides.