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insecticide

 [in-sek´tĭ-sīd]
an agent that kills insects. adj., adj insectici´dal.

in·sec·ti·cide

(in-sek'ti-sīd),
An agent that kills insects.
[insect + L. caedō, to kill]

insecticide

(ĭn-sĕk′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent used to kill insects and other arthropods.

in·sec′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

in·sec·ti·cide

(in-sek'ti-sīd)
An agent that kills insects.
[insect + L. caedo, to kill]

insecticide

any substance such as DDT or malathion, that is used to kill insects. See also PESTICIDE.
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Upon approval, BRAVECTO, which will be indicated for the treatment of tick and flea infestation on dogs, is a systemic insecticide and acaricide that provides immediate and persistent flea (Ctenocephalides felis) killing activity for 12 weeks, immediate and persistent tick killing activity for 12 weeks (Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus and Dermacentor variabilis) and immediate and persistent tick killing activity for eight weeks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), according to the company.
We recommend you treat the tree with a systemic insecticide containing imidacloprid or acephate as active ingredients.
Always thoroughly inspect young plants before you buy them, particularly on the undersides of the leaves, and treat them with an organic fatty acid spray or a recommended systemic insecticide as soon as any infestations are spotted.
But it doesn't do any harm to treat the whole collection with a general systemic insecticide at a third of the recommended strength.
Thanks to some federal subsidies, most of the growers are spraying a systemic insecticide called Admire (imidacloprid) on the plants to kill the sharpshooter--half applications twice a year.
10 Spray beech hedges with a suitable systemic insecticide as they come into leaf to protect against the beech aphid.
Outdoors use Cygon 2E can be used as an effective systemic insecticide. Control mealy bug infestations by dabbing these pests with a fine brush (or cotton swab) dipped in rubbing alcohol, then spray the whole plant with an insecticidal soap.
The whitefly themselves are easily controlled by using soap or a systemic insecticide.
Some of the grub controls that are applied for preventive control in June or July contain a systemic insecticide that can be taken up by adjacent flowering plants and kill bees and other non-target insects.
Treat them with a systemic insecticide such as neem oil.
It is systemic insecticide having translaminar activity and both contact and stomach mode of actions.

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