It is unrealistic, and even unwise, to strive for an insect-, disease- and weed-free yard. Many insects are beneficial, helping to keep pests under natural control. Many other insects simply coexist with humans causing us no harm. Many different kinds of insects are found in and around our homes, gardens, and yards. Most of these insects are completely harmless and may even provide valuable services for us. It may be easy for many of us to recognize lady beetles and praying mantids, but there are many other beneficial insects that attack yard pests. We call them, the good guys!
Communities and individuals are successfully managing pests by protecting beneficials and reducing the use of pesticides by using a management process known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
The pesticide label will tell you what amount to use for different target sites. Never use more than the label says. Overuse can injure plants and harm beneficial insects. In fact, if the label states a range of the amount of pesticide to use, you should use the least amount listed.