insecticide

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insecticide

[in′sek·tə‚sīd]
(materials)
A chemical agent that destroys insects.
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Inspecting used and second-hand furniture and furnishings and treating them as necessary with a non-residual contact insecticide before they are allowed in a building; and
Although the majority of damage may now have been done for this year, try to control the remaining beetles using a contact insecticide.
Treatment can only be by contact insecticides to kill young caterpillars.
While contact insecticides work quickly, they require more frequent applications, only kill ants that come in contact with the chemical, are relatively expensive, and have negative environmental side effects.
The scientists wanted to see if it could effectively deliver low dosages of contact insecticides to whitefly-infested plants growing in a greenhouse.
Woolly aphids can be controlled with either contact insecticides, or systemic ones.