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insecticide

[in′sek·tə‚sīd]
(materials)
A chemical agent that destroys insects.
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Insecticide resistance in malaria vector mosquitoes at four localities in Ghana, West Africa.
Insecticide resistance is now a major problem for the chemical control of a wide range of insect pests (Bisset et al.
It is classified as a nicotinic receptor agonist and grouped in the new "D" category of group 4 of the insecticide classification proposed by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC 2017).
17) However, a review of 75 malaria resurgence events since 1930 concluded that 14 of them may have been caused by insecticide resistance.
The recommended interval should be followed to avoid insecticide resistance development and residual build up in plant, soil and environment.
Although such resistance may be inevitable with successful control programmes, new strategies need to be developed to mitigate development and spread of insecticide resistance and to preserve the efficacy of currently available insecticides and the effectiveness of malaria control interventions.
20) Compared to mosquitoes and other vector species, there is a general lack of understanding of prevalence of insecticide resistance in sand flies.
This must be specifically evaluated with genes that provide insecticide resistance in the South region.
Unfortunately, numerous biological (mosquito insecticide resistance and parasite drug resistance), socioeconomic, and political factors conspired against the GMEP, and the global effort to eradicate malaria fell well short of its goals (2, 3).
Insecticide resistance in field and laboratory strains of western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).
Whether insecticide resistance will evolve is not among the leading questions asked by entomologists; the accepted consensus is that it will.