disinfest


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disinfest

(dĭs′ĭn-fĕst′)
tr.v. disin·fested, disin·festing, disin·fests
To rid of vermin.

dis·in′fes·ta′tion (-fĕ-stā′shən) n.
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Irradiation has been used commercially since 1995 for interstate disinfestation of perishable commodities of several pests including tephritids within the US and since 2004 to disinfest mangoes shipped from Australia to New Zealand of tephritids without insurmountable incident.
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That's when ethylene dibromide gas, used to disinfest bananas and other fruits of any hitchhiking fruit flies, was banned.