Insecticides are agrochemicals used to control insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used against eggs and larvae of insects respectively. The class of insecticides called insect growth regulators slowly act against the insects over a period of few days by disrupting the normal growth and development of immature adults. EQUO (Novaluron ) is an insecticide of the class diflubenzoylureas acting on the larvae of various insects, including members of the orders, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Homoptera and Diptera by inhibiting chitin formation thereby causing abnormal endocuticular deposition and abortive moulting. EQUO acts mainly by ingestion, but has some contact activity. Like most of the insect growth regulators is comparatively safer to beneficial insects and environment and is compatible for use in integrated pest management strategies.