Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of larvicide.

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  • n. an insecticide that kills the larvae of insects

Etymologies

larva +‎ -cide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Griper Grace C. reported two months ago the mosquito had infested her neighborhood in the 4600 block of Clark Place in NW D.C. She wrote the D.C. Department of Health confirmed the block had a problem with the insects and even treated sewers with a larvacide, but, it seems, the problem persists.

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  • It takes everything from knowing where the next area to be hit is going to be, and we do that through our monitoring systems, taking care of the mosquito larva through larvacide programs, spraying where there are cases and we can't control it anyway, but most importantly, individual people can take the steps they need to take to protect themselves.

    CNN Transcript Aug 13, 2003

  • It takes everything from knowing where the next area to be hit is going to be, and we do that through our monitoring systems, taking care of the mosquito larva through larvacide programs, spraying where there are cases and we can't control it anyway, but most importantly individual people can take the steps they need to take to protect themselves.

    CNN Transcript Aug 17, 2003

  • That means killing the mosquitoes before they hatch with the use of larvacide.

    CNN Transcript Jun 19, 2003

  • CAMPBELL: We'll be assisting in the placing of larvacide in catch basins in the downtown area, and we will continue to be supportive in every way that's requested of it.

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2001

  • Efficient work will be carried out, especially in potential breeding grounds, through the application of the larvacide (Abate) in all receptacles containing water, whether stagnant or potable; The (Abate) will be applied every 2 months.

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  • The department has "carry-over larvacide" from last year that will be rationed throughout the summer, he said.

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  • Health Clinic Port Hueneme are working together to help eliminate and treat any potential breeding sites with larvacide on the base.

    Ventura County Star Stories

  • Clarke monitors whether Culex mosquito populations are on the rise through traps and analyzes and tests standing water to see when and if larvacide should be used.

    News

  • In April, the McHenry County Health Department hosted two larvacide trainings that were attended by 41 individuals from 8 different organizations.

    News

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