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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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Methyl bromide fumigation has been a chief means of disinfesting export-bound fruit.
Adhering closely to the instructions for the application of the shampoo, combing out the nits and dead lice, disinfesting the household, and teaching the children to prevent reinfestation, are all helpful for success.
To prevent GWSS from riding with harvested citrus from Kern County orchards to Tulare County packinghouses, growers are disinfesting the fruit bins before moving them.
Immersing bulbs in a fungicidal dip, treating seeds with heat, disinfesting propagative tools, and disinfecting cuttings prior to placing them in a propagation bench are all ways to eliminate pests that may be in or on those materials.