Best all around pesticide?
I've got so many old bottles of junk in my shed I can't tell whether to use them or throw them out. Okay, so I'm a packrat, and kinda lazy when it comes to killing bugs. But what's the consensus on a good all-purpose pesticide? Something's chewing big circles out of all my leafy plants, another is gnawing roots out of my perennials, looks like mites on my veges, even the daisy petals are eaten up, so on and so on. I'd like to keep it simple.
Part of my problem is that I don't like the ecological liabilities of using pesticides--I've got a great mix of snakes and frogs and toads and birds in our acre-yard, and I've only managed to do rare broadcasts of pyrethrins to keep the mosquitoes down (I've got a 2 year old who I'd rather not see with West Nile--last year's big worry here). Input appreciated.