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fumigating

[′fyü·mə‚gād·iŋ]
(engineering)
The use of a chemical compound in a gaseous state to kill insects, nematodes, arachnids, rodents, weeds, and fungi in confined or inaccessible locations; also used to control weeds, nematodes, and insects in the field.
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Turning on fans to cool down the warehouse is much less expensive - and more environmentally safe - than fumigating.
Vaughn happened onto the idea for fumigating berries with a slowly released derivative of their own fragrance while scanning published lists of compounds that contribute to a ripe berry's characteristic smell.
is for fumigating soil prior to fruit and vegetable production.
Talking to reporter, District Officer Health Dr Tahir Ahmed said teams were fumigating different areas of the city.
In October 2007, a Filipino woman died and her sister-in-law hospitalized after fumigating their apartment with a commercial pesticide.
Pleasant Valley Farms began fumigating a 10-acre strip of its 90-acre field Aug.
Yokoyama with ARS at Fresno, California, showed that compressing standard bales, then fumigating them with hydrogen phosphide for 7 days at 68 [degrees] F, kills any Hessian flies that might be hiding inside.
By surveying on a county-by-county basis, the survey allows growers in counties that are free of the beetle to ship to California and Canada without fumigating.