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