from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the killing of larvæ or having the property of killing them.


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  • Eventually, this larvicidal activity will be used to kill off many pest species.

    5 Effects on Insects

  • "Because of its significant larvicidal [ability to kill mosquito larvae] properties and local availability, it might form a new arsenal for vector management, especially in areas where mosquitoes have developed resistance to conventional insecticides," they concluded.


  • Both Sycamore and DeKalb public works employees place larvicidal briquets - tablets that inhibit wings to grow - in catch basins to prevent the virus-carrying breed from becoming a threat.


  • On Wednesday, it sent samples of mosquito larvicidal (ML) oil it had stopped using since almost two years for testing to Haffkine Institute in Parel.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • An official said that following complaints from residents, the local body has undertaken larvicidal operations in the drains of 37 wards to control mosquito breeding.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • * Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito fish (fish which eat mosquitoes in their larval and pupal stages) or use larvicidal "doughnuts" which gradually kill mosquitoes.



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