larvicide

noun
lar·​vi·​cide | \ ˈlär-və-ˌsīd How to pronounce larvicide (audio) \

Definition of larvicide

: an agent for killing larval pests

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Other Words from larvicide

larvicidal \ ˌlär-​və-​ˈsī-​dᵊl How to pronounce larvicide (audio) \ adjective

Examples of larvicide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Health officials use two products to get rid of mosquitos when an area tests positive: an adulticide, which kills grown mosquitoes on contact, and a larvicide, which is effective against mosquito larva for about 40 days, Huang said. Dallas News, "What is West Nile virus, and what does Dallas County do to prevent it?," 14 Sep. 2020 Despite an avalanche of effort — from aerial, truck and backpack spraying to the use of mosquito-eating fish — local control efforts to contain the Aedes aegypti with larvicide and pesticide had been largely ineffective. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys," 19 Aug. 2020 Despite an avalanche of effort — from aerial, truck and backpack spraying to the use of mosquito-eating fish — local control efforts to contain the Aedes aegypti with larvicide and pesticide had been largely ineffective. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys," 19 Aug. 2020 In areas where positive samples are taken, the city will increase monitoring and treatment with larvicide or adulticide to reduce the mosquito population. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Frisco residents urged to drain standing water, take other precautions against West Nile virus," 16 Sep. 2020 Despite an avalanche of effort — from aerial, truck and backpack spraying to the use of mosquito-eating fish — local control efforts to contain the Aedes aegypti with larvicide and pesticide had been largely ineffective. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys," 19 Aug. 2020 An adulticide is used when ground spraying takes place, and the larvicide is used in standing water, where mosquitoes can breed. Dallas News, "What is West Nile virus, and what does Dallas County do to prevent it?," 14 Sep. 2020 Despite an avalanche of effort — from aerial, truck and backpack spraying to the use of mosquito-eating fish — local control efforts to contain the Aedes aegypti with larvicide and pesticide had been largely ineffective. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys," 19 Aug. 2020 Despite an avalanche of effort — from aerial, truck and backpack spraying to the use of mosquito-eating fish — local control efforts to contain the Aedes aegypti with larvicide and pesticide had been largely ineffective. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of larvicide

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of larvicide was circa 1888

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“Larvicide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larvicide. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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larvicide

noun
lar·​vi·​cide
variants: also larvacide \ ˈlär-​və-​ˌsīd How to pronounce larvicide (audio) \

Medical Definition of larvicide

: an agent for killing larvae

Other Words from larvicide

larvicidal \ ˌlär-​və-​ˈsīd-​ᵊl How to pronounce larvicide (audio) \ adjective
larvicidally \ -​ē How to pronounce larvicide (audio) \ adverb
larviciding \ ˈlär-​və-​ˌsīd-​iŋ How to pronounce larvicide (audio) \ noun

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