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tr.v. dis·in·fest·ed, dis·in·fest·ing, dis·in·fests
To rid of vermin.

dis·in′fes·ta′tion (-fĕ-stā′shən) n.
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Noun1.disinfestation - the activity of getting rid of vermin
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"


n. desinfestación, limpieza extensa y eliminación de parásitos, rumiantes e insectos causantes de infección.
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To achieve this level of productivity, California strawberry producers need effective soil disinfestation, productive varieties and cultural practices such as polyethylene mulch and drip irrigation (Strand 2008).
Methods for seed disinfestation in micropropagation of cacti have been developed to overcoming these problems and to obtain healthy plants (COUTO et al.
The company's electron beam irradiation technology will be used primarily as a disinfestation treatment for the fruit and vegetable market.
The state-of-the-art, four-pass system will provide greater operating efficiencies that will become especially important for produce customers as a disinfestation treatment in addition to eliminating the threat of food-borne bacteria in large meat products -- both of which are growth markets for SureBeam.
and Hawaii Pride LLC which launched the nation's first SureBeam disinfestation facility in Hilo, Hawaii -- opening the door for papaya, lychee and star fruit, among other tropical fruits.
SureBeam also built the nation's first commercial X-ray facility in Hilo, Hawaii, for the disinfestation of exotic fruits.
The system provides an economical and environmentally friendly disinfestation treatment to satisfy the quarantine security requirements of international markets.
This contract is for insect control, disinfection and rat extermination of residences Semise, namely - Deratization of the common areas, cellars, local VO, car parks, green spaces and edges of buildings,- Disinfestation of common parts of buildings,- Disinfestation of units of the buildings,- Disinfection of columns VO,- Unblocking of VO columns.
In addition, irradiation is viewed as a technology solution to meet quarantine security requirements for disinfestation of fruits and vegetables destined for export, replacing fumigation using methyl bromide, an ozone depleting substance.
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One event was an expansion by the State of California of the number of tropical fruits grown in South Florida that can be irradiated for the disinfestation of Caribbean fruit flies.
The contract is for ratting benefits, disinfestation, disinfection and depigeonnisation in all local public spaces and held and / or managed by the city and public office Southlands Habitat listed in the CCTP.