Definitions

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

  • n. An insecticide designed to kill larval pests.

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  • n. Any pesticide that attacks the larval stage of an insect

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which kills larvæ; specifically, any substance used for the destruction of the larvæ of mosquitos.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chemical used to kill larval pests

Etymologies

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larva +‎ -cide

Examples

  • Additionally, unsafe sources of drinking water can be treated with an approved larvicide, such as ABATE®*, that kills copepods, and communities can be provided with new safe sources of drinking water, or have existing dysfunctional ones repaired.

    Dracunculiasis

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

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2003

  • The use of neem oil as a larvicide for mosquito control is being studied in the laboratory and field trials are planned for the near future.

    4. Case studies of small-scale semi-industrial neem processing in Kenya, Thailand, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

  • Most municipalities, York included, have regularly undertaken mosquito-control efforts to stanch the spread of the disease since it first appeared in humans in Canada in 2002, including monthly treatments of larvicide on local catch basins.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • To stay bite-free, said Brandi Moritz with the Platte County Health Department, residents can treat standing water with mosquito larvicide briquettes, put on repellant, wear long sleeves and avoid being outdoors from dusk to dawn when the mosquitoes bite most.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • The pill has already met EPA's criteria to be classified as a mosquito larvicide to help control mosquito population.

    tcpalm.com Stories

  • Department could not start sprinkling of larvicide on water reservoirs and marshy areas in Rawalpindi ...

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  • City workers place larvicide into some storm drains and other areas to kill mosquito larvae before they hatch.

    GJSentinel.com

  • Around two sanitary workers from each ward were part of a training programme on Monday, where officials from the Filaria Control Unit, Department of Health, trained the workers on larvicide spraying.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • All the drains in the municipality are being cleaned and larvicide sprayed, the official said, adding that the 'U' drains are being taken care of by the municipal authorities.

    The Hindu - Front Page

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