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Noun1.larvacide - an insecticide that kills the larvae of insects
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
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1 mosquito larvacide. Each Dunk[R] treats 100 square feet and kills mosquito larvae for 30 days or longer.
'Excessive use of larvacide has many side effects on human health and it will also result in contamination of ground water,' he opined.
Furthermore, he continued, fogging is also conducted in infected areas besides sprinkling of larvacide powder.
Vector control efforts in the city include intensive surveillance, larvacide use in high-risk neighborhoods and going door-to-door to teach residents how to help control the mosquito population.
It represents a constraint if we attempt to apply these substances as agricultural products such as larvacide, because in fact, the saponins are poisonous for the larvae of pests.
The marketing of its larvacide as a major weapon in the battle against malaria in Africa has been criticized by international health organizations, which says larvacides have only a limited role to play.
Next, applicators treat habitats that cannot be eliminated like bird baths and drainage pipes with “mosquito dunks” or granular larvacide, preventing any existing mosquito larvae from developing into adult mosquitoes.