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The insecticide Sevin is used for controlling most of the beetles.
Organic options include spinosad (various brands) or a Bt insecticide (Dipel, Thuricide and other brands).
Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low.
The city is required to cap the amount of bacteria, metals and the insecticide diazinon of the water body, which is state and federally recognized as impaired.
The insecticides then are put out in May and July with landowners’ permission.
Controversy over insecticides remains, especially naled, which was sprayed from airplanes last summer.
The species has adapted to a common class of insecticide, rendering it useless.
Pesticides The threat of diseases transmitted by insects, such as malaria, Zika, and yellow fever, has made spraying airplane interiors with insecticides common overseas.
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Origin and Etymology of insecticide
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
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