PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Structural Pest Control in 2016

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 2016


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 4,622,740 - 5.65 -
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 2,769,050 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 334,064 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 274,097 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 270,930 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 210,633 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 110,356 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 107,518 - - -
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
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 88,388 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 64,472 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 56,510 - - -
Uses: Synergist, Insecticide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 46,374 - - -
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
Sodium chlorite (2148)
Inorganic Not Listed 36,923 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 33,488 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 29,046 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Deltamethrin (3010)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 28,398 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 24,116 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorfenapyr (3938)
Pyrazole Not Listed 21,975 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 14,874 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 7,001 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Prallethrin (3985)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 6,905 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 6,062 - - -
Note! Data for Mineral oil, refined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator, Insecticide, Adjuvant, Solvent
Dinotefuran (5822)
Neonicotinoid, Guanidine Not Listed 5,674 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 5,529 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative
Pyriproxyfen (4019)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 5,435 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (396)
Dicarboximide Not Listed 4,327 - - -
Uses: Synergist
Chlorpropham (141)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 3,853 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Pyrethrins (510)
Botanical Yes 3,811 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 3,802 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,745 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Hydroprene (2244)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 3,679 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Silica gel (3557, 529)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,429 - - -
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
Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (1710)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 2,886 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Algaecide, Fungicide
Diatomaceous earth (2851, 195)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,424 - - -
Note! Data for Diatomaceous earth summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses:
Piperonyl butoxide, technical, other related (90486)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,182 - - -
Uses: Synergist
DDVP (187)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,532 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product, Impurity
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 1,442 - - -
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,395 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,238 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,211 - - -
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
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 1,178 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,156 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Fluridone (2279)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,110 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (1682)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 954.7 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 931.8 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (1749)
Not Listed 924.6 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Sodium decyl sulfate (5866)
Soap Not Listed 900.7 - - -
Uses: Soap or Surfactant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 794.9 - - -
Note! Data for Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Plant Growth Regulator, Soap or Surfactant
Sodium lauroampho acetate (5867)
Soap Not Listed 679.8 - - -
Uses: Soap or Surfactant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 660.9 - - -
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Structural Pest Control in 2016

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)
4,622,740 - 5.65 - 440,548
Los Angeles (19)
1,538,120 - 2.25 - 69,991
San Diego (37)
722,680 - - - 29,578
Orange (30)
625,135 - - - 34,773
Santa Clara (43)
262,727 - 3.40 - 15,275
Riverside (33)
205,948 - - - 31,095
San Bernardino (36)
122,231 - - - 26,691
Ventura (56)
119,195 - - - 10,336
Alameda (01)
89,836 - - - 13,397
Santa Barbara (42)
86,494 - - - 6,208
Sacramento (34)
83,782 - - - 16,807
Fresno (10)
83,000 - - - 14,107
San Joaquin (39)
68,746 - - - 10,107
Kern (15)
67,735 - - - 9,300
San Mateo (41)
57,876 - - - 8,579
Santa Cruz (44)
51,259 - - - 3,640
Sonoma (49)
48,880 - - - 5,876
San Luis Obispo (40)
47,748 - - - 4,480
Monterey (27)
47,554 - - - 4,194
Tulare (54)
34,973 - - - 6,823
Contra Costa (07)
34,202 - - - 12,470
Stanislaus (50)
27,326 - - - 6,825
Solano (48)
24,080 - - - 7,551
Marin (21)
21,728 - - - 5,465
Placer (31)
15,880 - - - 9,173
Merced (24)
10,910 - - - 5,088
Yolo (57)
10,894 - - - 7,238
Kings (16)
10,242 - - - 3,367
Humboldt (12)
9,922 - - - 1,648
San Francisco (38)
9,351 - - - 7,926
Lake (17)
8,366 - - - 1,544
Mendocino (23)
7,296 - - - 1,645
Butte (04)
7,248 - - - 5,059
Madera (20)
6,488 - - - 5,317
El Dorado (09)
6,328 - - - 5,510
San Benito (35)
5,730 - - - 1,567
Yuba (58)
5,320 - - - 2,202
Sutter (51)
5,286 - - - 2,749
Napa (28)
4,546 - - - 3,901
Shasta (45)
3,626 - - - 3,658
Imperial (13)
3,196 - - - 1,922
Siskiyou (47)
2,878 - - - 803
Colusa (06)
2,638 - - - 1,054
Nevada (29)
2,587 - - - 2,406
Calaveras (05)
2,391 - - - 1,755
Modoc (25)
2,140 - - - 16
Glenn (11)
2,047 - - - 1,731
Tuolumne (55)
1,653 - - - 1,632
Tehama (52)
1,056 - - - 2,370
Amador (03)
921.5 - - - 1,428
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.