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  • n. Plural form of larvicide.


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  • That's why mosquito control experts prefer to use less harmful and more expensive larvicides that target mosquitoes specifically and kill them before they reach adulthoold.

    Mosquito control official wages war against bloodsuckers

  • Thanks to larvicides, nylon water filters, and education, we are almost there.

    Matt Bivens: Cure Millions of Leprosy -- or Just Give Hank Paulson a Tax Break?

  • There are larvicides that you can put in the water that would kill the larvae that are breeding in the water.

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2003

  • Flies and smells: these can be reduced by: installing vent pipes topped with anti-corrosive screens; covering faeces regularly with ash; treating latrines with biological larvicides to control fly larvae; using fly traps, etc.

    17. Environmental Sanitation

  • The biological larvicides introduce bacteria into the water that kill the larvae when they feed on it.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • To kill the larvae, city pest-control workers use either chemical insecticides, which wipe out everything in their path, or more targeted biological larvicides that are specific to mosquitoes and related aquatic flies.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Regina is one city that has found success with biological larvicides.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Its program used 60 per cent biological larvicides this year as opposed to only 35 per cent last year, said city entomologist Taz Stuart.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Biological larvicides have to have the right temperature conditions to work and can be trickier to apply since they can be dispersed by wind, can't easily be applied by air and don't penetrate vegetation like insecticides do, says Jenkins.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • "Vineyard managers, winery viticulturists and Napa County growers whose livelihoods depend on harvesting their grapes have been treating for the moth with very selective larvicides and a cutting-edge practice called mating disrupting, which uses the moth's own pheromone to disrupt the insect life cycle," Whitmer said.

    CBS 5 - San Francisco Bay Area's source for news, weather, traffic and sports


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