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plague

(plāg),
1. Any disease of wide prevalence or of excessive mortality.
2. An acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and marked clinically by high fever, toxemia, prostration, a petechial eruption, lymph node enlargement, pneumonia, or hemorrhage from the mucous membranes; primarily a disease of rodents, transmitted to humans by fleas that have bitten infected animals. In humans the disease takes one of four clinical forms: bubonic plague, septicemic plague, pneumonic plague, or ambulant plague Synonym(s): pest, pestilence (1) , pestis
[G. plege, a stroke, a wound; L. plaga, a stroke, injury]

pest

(pĕst)
n.
1. An organism, typically an insect, that sickens or annoys humans, hampers human activities, damages crops or food products, harms livestock, or causes damage to buildings.
2. A deadly epidemic disease; a pestilence.

pest

Medical history
Plague, pestilence.
 
Medspeak
A nonspecific term for any undesirable animal or insect.
 
Vox populi
An annoying, irritating person.

PEST

Abbreviation for:
political, economic, social and technological

pest

any organism that causes nuisance to man, either economically or medically. Our classification of pests is constantly changing and is very dependent on economic circumstances. For example, the fungus causing apple scab is treated as a pest in the UK because it disfigures the fruit. In poorer countries, however, such cosmetic qualities of apples are less important and the fungus is not considered a pest.

pest

1. an organism that injures, irritates or damages livestock or crops.
2. a highly fatal, rapidly spreading disease with an acute course. See also plague, peste des petits ruminants, peste du porc, peste suina.

fowl pest
see avian influenza. Newcastle disease was at one time known as new fowl pest and as pseudo fowl pest.
integrated pest management
the use of all suitable methods of pest (insect, weed, rodent, etc) control to keep populations below the economic injury level. Methods include farming practices and the use of biological, physical and genetic control agents and selective use of pesticides.
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In times of high predictions of pest outbreaks, homeowners need to prepare for pests sightings and take precautions in keeping any source of food or water out of reach from these pests that find way indoors.
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With 90 chapters contributed by 70 authors, over 800 color photographs and illustrations, and a glossary and comprehensive index, the third edition of Grape Pest Management will continue to be an indispensable resource for the California grape industry.
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Current technologies offer long-term care owners and operators a long list of practices and environmentally friendly chemicals to keep pests at bay.
Eradication of all the pests inside the fence will create a sanctuary for the eventual re-introduction of the full range of lost species.
A systemic insecticide called Merit had been sprayed on the trees in an attempt to control the pests, said Chris Palmieri, a project development coordinator with the city.
Avoid trees that overhang and touch the building, because they are a walkway for rodents, ants and other pests.
Gone are the days of the Agent Orange-like dumps of toxic chemicals fighting forest pests.