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insecticide

[in′sek·tə‚sīd]
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A chemical agent that destroys insects.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Use of a non-residual, contact insecticide in ongoing cleaning and to treat used or second-hand furniture before it enters a building is highly recommended to eliminate concentrated infestations of bedbugs.
Otherwise spray them with the same contact insecticide. To reduce next year's attack, fix a horticultural grease band round the tree trunk in October.
If it happens again, spray the plants with a contact insecticide. You have to get the spray right into the foliage otherwise the flies may escape unscathed.
Spinosad act as a contact insecticide and at high temperature (30AdegC) which is close to the temperature required for their development (Khan et al., 2014) contact of adult weevils with insecticide increases, hence results in high mortality.
In spring, when the gooseberry sawfly has a crack at the leaves on my gooseberries and blackcurrants - and solomons seal - I spray with a contact insecticide. Immediately after flowering, the same treatment is applied to raspberries to protect against raspberry beetle, while a sulphur spray also applied after flowering holds back botrytis on strawberries.
The two chemicals Granstrom mixed to spray the Kolbecks' home - "Conquer Residential Insecticide Concentrate" and "ULD BP-100 Contact Insecticide" - contained three times the allowable percentage of "esfenvalerate," the pyrethroid chemical that ultimately caused Florence Kolbeck's death.
Use either an organic contact insecticide or an inorganic, systemic type which is absorbed into the plant and poisons pests when they attack it.
Both adults and grubs should be removed and killed as soon as you see them, or you might choose one of the fatty acid sprays that can be used as a contact insecticide without any damage to the environment.
The only way round the problem is to either spray the plants with a contact insecticide or pick off the flies as soon as you see them.
This method provides results within approximately 1 h and can be used with any contact insecticide class or formulation.
Not easy to control, a residual contact insecticide sprayed during the adults' flight period does help although this is just as likely to harm bees and other desirable insects visiting flowers.