Examples of pest in a Sentence
These insects are pests for farmers.
mice and other household pests
You're being a real pest. Would you leave us alone, please?
Recent Examples of pest from the Web
Grapevines, like the heroines in D. W. Griffith movies, are subject to every kind of trial: in addition to the pests that wipe out whole vineyards, more than sixty specific viruses unique to grapevines have been identified.
University of Maryland Extension’s Home and Garden Information Center offers free gardening and pest information at extension.umd.edu/hgic.
Just rest assured that as annoying as head lice can be, the itch-causing pests don't carry any diseases.
After Callahan took umbrage with a low hit along the boards by shoving Marchand in the face, the world-class pest leaned close and licked Callahan on the nose.
One gardener who unknowingly had a run-in with the pests described her symptoms to the BBC, saying: My first symptom was a rash on my tummy.
Try washing the pests and dust away with a mild soapy solution.
The mysterious pest was first discovered last summer when a farmer visited health services in Hunterdon County covered in thousands of ticks after shearing a 12-year-old Icelandic sheep named Hannah, according to NJ.com.
Buchman and colleagues collected D. suzukii flies from Corvallis, Oregon, and sequenced part of their genome to create a version of Medea that would work specifically in the pest.
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PEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pest for English Language Learners
: an animal or insect that causes problems for people especially by damaging crops
: a person who bothers or annoys other people
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