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fumigation

 [fu″mĭ-ga´shun]
exposure to disinfecting fumes.

fu·mi·ga·tion

(fyū'mi-gā'shŭn),
The act of fumigating; the use of a fumigant.

fumigation

/fu·mi·ga·tion/ (fu″mĭ-ga´shun) exposure to disinfecting fumes.

fu·mi·ga·tion

(fyū'mi-gā'shŭn)
The act of fumigating; the use of a fumigant.

fumigation

A method formerly used to decontaminate sick rooms after infectious disease, but not now considered of much value. In other contexts, toxic gases, vapours or volatile solids are used to kill bacteria, insect pests or rodents in buildings and food stores. Poisons used include chlorine gas, organophosphorous agents and arsenic and cyanide compounds.

fu·mi·ga·tion

(fyū'mi-gā'shŭn)
The act of fumigating; the use of a fumigant.

fumigation

exposure to disinfecting fumes, e.g. formaldehyde.
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We can work much quicker than with fumigation and, unlike with fogging and sprays, heat kills all stages of an insect's life cycle.
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According to a report released by the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA, in Spanish), the fumigation program has never been subject to a comprehensive environmental impact statement.
To call attention to the destructive fumigations and the role of the corporate lobby in policy-making, the National Mobilization on Colombia (with over 80 endorsers) is calling for a day of nonviolent action to challenge U.
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Fumigation is designed to get rid of the base of support of the guerrillas, but it is actually strengthening the guerrillas.
counter-narcotics aid to Colombia ranging from $37 million in 1996, when fumigation of Colombian coca began, to $325 million in 1999.
CAMARILLO - Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Charles Weis urged school officials Wednesday to consider a toxin-free alternative to pest, bacteria and toxic mold fumigation at county schools: heat.