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fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt),
To expose to the action of smoke or of fumes of any kind as a means of disinfection or eradication.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]

fumigate

(fyo͞o′mĭ-gāt′)
v. fumi·gated, fumi·gating, fumi·gates
v.tr.
To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
v.intr.
To employ smoke or fumes in order to exterminate or disinfect.

fu′mi·ga′tion n.
fu′mi·ga′tor n.

fumigate

[fyo̅o̅′migāt]
to disinfect by exposing an area or object to pesticidal smoke or fumes.

fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt)
To expose to the action of smoke or fumes as a means of disinfection or eradication.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]

fumigate

exposure to vapour with fumigant (disinfectant or pesticidal) properties as a means of disinfection; e.g. using formaldehyde to fumigate shoes and eradicate fungal spores from shoe inner

fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt)
To expose to action of smoke or fumes of any kind to disinfect or eradicate.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]
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It is important to test the fumigation on eggs and pupae because, in general, eggs and pupae are more tolerant of phosphine than larvae and adults," says Liu.
This fumigation treatment was conducted over 24 hours and contained 500 ppm of phosphine at 5[degrees]C.
Espinosa cited studies by scientists from the Universidad Catolica and the Universidad Central in Quito, which found alterations at a cellular level that cause fetal malformations and genetic damage in people near fumigation zones.
This shows that the Colombian government considers aerial fumigation the only eradication method, even though it has been proven that spraying destroys food crops, aggravating the food and health situation of border communities," argued Jimenez.
The fumigation treatment was successful in prevention of graystain.
Methyl bromide fumigation to control non-microbial discolorations in western hemlock and red alder.
The capture system removes up to 95% of available methyl bromide from the fumigation facility.
The capture unit traps methyl bromide from commodity fumigation in a chamber, indoors under a tarpaulin or any sealed structure.
The grower's decision not to farm the land came after the Department of Pesticide Regulation reviewed his fumigation permit at the request of neighbors who feared the pesticide might harm their health.
Of Hollister, a manufacturer of methyl bromide, will market the new structural fumigation process under the brand name Makr.
They forgot to include economic, institutional, political, and social effects" of fumigation in their report, said the Colombian university report.
The Department of Pesticide Regulation plans to issue new rules governing the use of methyl bromide in field fumigations within the next few weeks, before heavy use of the pesticide (typically just before spring planting) begins.