insect powder


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Noun1.insect powder - a chemical used to kill insectsinsect powder - 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

insect powder

npolvere f insetticida
References in classic literature ?
Paley having grasped the fact, gave the advice of an old traveller that they should take nice canned vegetables, fur cloaks, and insect powder.
We can't add much more because insect powder is so expensive.
I hang cakes of napthaline in the rooms, and put balls of it in all boxes, drawers, and cupboards, and they don't seem to like napthaline, though they would come a thousand miles to eat ordinary insect powder, which is, apparently, just the very thing on which to bring up a nice little family of forty or fifty young cockroaches.
Treatment of marmot holes with insect powder is planned to start in early July 2014 in Issyk-Kul region, Karakol Quarantine and Dangerous Infection Department Director Ravshan Maimulov said.