Insecticides and Wildlife
Photo of a Chuck-will’swidow (Caprimulgus carolinensis) that shows the unusual ‘whiskers’ near it's beak.
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How to Cite

Capinera, John L. 2012. “Insecticides and Wildlife: ENY-511/IN881, 10/2011”. EDIS 2012 (2). Gainesville, FL.


When we use chemical insecticides to eliminate problem insects, we discover that the effects of insecticides are not always limited to these 6-legged targets. Wildlife, pets, and humans also can be affected by insecticides. So, one of the great challenges confronting humans is to develop ways to manage insects without affecting non-target organisms. Learn more in this 16-page fact sheet written by John L. Capinera and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, October 2011.

ENY-511/IN881: Insecticides and Wildlife (
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