Recent Examples of insecticide from the Web
Some of the less dangerous compounds were made public during the Soviet era – published in public journals as organophosphate insecticides.
Years after the mass bee deaths, the insecticide was still present.
Virtually all insecticides labeled for use on ornamentals to control insects will kill aphids. Dan Gill is a horticulturist with the LSU AgCenter.
The first nerve agents were invented by accident in the 1930s when researchers were trying to make cheaper and better alternatives to nicotine as insecticides.
The ban on chlorpyrifos, an insecticide EPA scientists say may cause neurodevelopmental problems in children, has been lifted, to the delight of Dow Chemical.
Another possibility once more is known, said Riffell, would be to target dopamine and impair learning in mosquitoes with insecticides or genetic tools.
Use spinosad, an organic insecticide made from a type of soil-dwelling bacteria.
The critics point to a recent settlement with Syngenta Seeds, which was accused of exposing workers in Hawaii to an insecticide.
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Origin and Etymology of insecticide
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
INSECTICIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insecticide for English Language Learners
: a chemical substance that is used to kill insects
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