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in·sec·ti·cide

 (ĭn-sĕk′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent used to kill insects and other arthropods.

in·sec′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

insecticide

(ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd)
n
a substance used to destroy insect pests
inˌsectiˈcidal adj
inˌsectiˈcidally adv

in•sec•ti•cide

(ɪnˈsɛk təˌsaɪd)

n.
a substance or preparation used for killing insects.
[1860–65]
in•sec`ti•cid′al, adj.

in·sec·ti·cide

(ĭn-sĕk′tĭ-sīd′)
A chemical used to kill insects. Compare fungicide, herbicide, pesticide.

insecticide

a substance used for killing insects. — insecticidal, adj.
See also: Insects
a substance used for killing insects. — insecticidal, adj.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insecticide - a chemical used to kill insectsinsecticide - a chemical used to kill insects  
pyrethrum - made of dried flower heads of pyrethrum plants
DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane - an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
larvacide - an insecticide that kills the larvae of insects
lead arsenate - a poisonous white solid (Pb3[AsO4]2) used as an insecticide
As, atomic number 33, arsenic - a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
lindane - a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide
Malathion - a yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mites
organophosphate - an insecticide that interferes with an insect's nervous system
pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
parathion - a colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide
Paris green - a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
rotenone - a white crystalline insecticide that has low toxicity for mammals; is used in home gardens; extracted from the roots of derris and cube
Translations
مُبيد للحَشَرات
insekticid
insektmiddel
rovarirtó
skordÿraeitur
insekticíd
böcek ilâcı

insecticide

[ɪnˈsektɪsaɪd] Ninsecticida m

insecticide

[ɪnˈsɛktɪsaɪd] ninsecticide minsect pest control ndésinsectisation finsect repellent ninsectifuge m, antimoustiques m inv

insecticide

nInsektengift nt, → Insektizid nt (form)

insecticide

[ɪnˈsɛktɪsaɪd] ninsetticida m

insect

(ˈinsekt) noun
any of many kinds of small six-legged creatures with wings and a body divided into sections. We were bothered by flies, wasps and other insects.
insecticide (inˈsektisaid) noun
a substance (usually in powder or liquid form) for killing insects.
ˌinsecˈtivorous (-ˈtivərəs) adjective
(of plants or animals) feeding (mainly) on insects.
ˈinsect repellent noun
a chemical preparation that repels insects.

in·sec·ti·cide

n. insecticida.

insecticide

n insecticida m
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This method provides results within approximately 1 h and can be used with any contact insecticide class or formulation.
It is a systemic and contact insecticide for the control of termites in buildings and can be used both for pre- and post-construction treatments.
Depending on the trap type the flies drown in liquid bait get caught on a sticky layer or are killed by a contact insecticide.
To control them, move the beetles and grubs (which are reddish brown) by hand or, as a last resort, spray plants with a contact insecticide and repeat if they reappear.
The agency alleges that on June 29, 2005, Swanson's illegally used two pesticides - Conquer Residential Insecticide Concentrate and ULD BP-100 Contact Insecticide - at the home of Florence and Fred Kolbeck.
Permethrin (pyrethrin) is a contact insecticide, not a repellent.
Maintenance staffs should be armed with HEPA filtered, canister-type vacuum cleaners fitted with crevice tools; flashlights; small paintbrushes; magnifying glasses; and spray bottles of contact insecticide as they continuously search for bedbugs.
If there are any still about use a contact insecticide but, at this time of year, the problem is usually subsiding.
Next year, watch closely for the first signs of the aphids and spray them with a contact insecticide weekly until the end of May.
We've also acquired the NAFTA marketing rights for an advanced new contact insecticide.
Malathion, the only contact insecticide registered in Canada, has been recommended by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for de-r egistration in the USA and soon it might be de-registered in Canada.
If it happens again, spray the plants with a contact insecticide.