from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A carbamate, C12H11NO2, used as a general-purpose insecticide.

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  • n. A white crystalline solid of the carbamate family, a cholinesterase inhibitor used chiefly as an insecticide.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

carb(amate) + ar(omatic) + -yl.


  • Unfortunately, many flea products on the market contain ingredients such as carbaryl (Sevin), a nerve-paralyzing chemical that is endowed with a host of other side effects.

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  • To contain the existing problem military personnel thoroughly sprayed the decaying animals with the insecticides methyl carbamate and "Baygon" (a propxur produced by Bayer, the aspirin makers); "Sevin" (a carbaryl produced by Aventis, a French company and smallpox vaccine maker that donated close to $2 million to the Bush camp in 2000); and "Lannate" (a methomyl produced by the chemical making machine DuPont).

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  • * Suitable insecticidal dusts for body louse control are permethrin (0.5%), temephos (2%), propoxur (1%) and carbaryl (5%).

    Chapter 4

  • In the group of carbamates, carbaryl ( "Sevin") is used to a limited degree in storage pest control.

    8. Pest control using insecticides

  • Control hoppers with carbaryl or malathion insecticide when the inflorescence starts to emerge.

    Chapter 23

  • Chemical control includes the use of methomyl, carbaryl, diazinon, malathion and dimethoate, but avoidance of indiscriminate spraying is important as a measure of natural biological control frequently operates, and it is important not to eliminate the beneficial organisms: emphasis should be given to integrated control.

    Chapter 32

  • While crop hygiene is an important factor in minimising attack, chemical control is sometimes necessary: carbaryl, endosulphan or diazinon have frequently been recommended.

    Chapter 30

  • Spraying of the plants or soil treatment with such pesticides as carbaryl, carbofuran, chlorfenvinphos, diazinon, etc has been recommended but resistance to chemicals appears to be developing and the breeding of resistant cultivars is being attempted.

    Chapter 30

  • Control of pests is normally by chemicals, eg carbofuran or aldicarb in the furrows before planting for soil pests, and foliar sprays of methomyl or carbaryl for insects attacking foliage; pirimicarb is used against aphids.

    Chapter 25

  • Many extension bulletins refer to insecticides by their non-commercial chemical names (i.e. Sevin is a trade name for carbaryl).

    Chapter 12


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