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
New wood should be stored in a sunny area and covered; this will help kill off pests, says Emblem Pest Services. Drying time depends on the type of wood.
Paralleling pest control and racial oppression, this first documentary feature from Theo Anthony presents a collage of ideas that rock gently between the real and the surreal, the benign and the batty.
In a protected environment like Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park, the tiny pests aggressively compete with local ants for nectar, Boser said.
The most important thing is to clean them before they're put away; over time, even the smallest stains can become set in, and lingering scent from lotions, perfume and cologne, or deodorant can attract pests.
Normally that’d close down a restaurant immediately, but for a unique eatery in Bangkok, bugs in the beef ragu and pests in the pesto are the business plan.
Syngenta introduced a new variety of pest-resistant corn, called Agrisure Viptera, in 2011.
Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the pests, which Fish Farmer Magazine stated last year costs the global aquaculture industry about $1 billion annually.
Being followed back to her room, repeatedly propositioned by married men, or badgered by pests throughout the course of a flight or a conference should not be the tax a woman has to pay for traveling by herself.
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Origin and Etymology of pest
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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