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larvicide

 [lahr´vĭ-sīd]
an agent that kills insect larvae.

lar·vi·cide

(lar'vi-sīd),
An agent that kills larvae.
[larva + L. caedo, to kill]

larvicide

(lär′vĭ-sīd′)
n.
An insecticide designed to kill larval pests.

lar′vi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

lar·vi·cide

(lahr'vi-sīd)
An agent that kills larvae.
[larva + L. caedo, to kill]

larvicide

Any agent that kills the larval form of an organism, especially a human parasite.

larvicide

an agent that kills insect larvae.
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Larvicides are often used in those containers to kill the mosquito in its larval stage.
According to the result of this study, it was found that the salam leaf extract can be used as larvicide.
Thepotential for malaria control with the biological larvicide Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) in Peru and Ecuador.
The results of the particle size analysis (PSA) showed that the size distribution by intensity for nanoparticles without any larvicide was 186.
In a pilot study three wards of the city, covering 128,000 inhabitants, were treated with microbial larvicide .
The NWMAD employs college students each summer to distribute larvicides in backyard catch basins, sewer grates, floodwater areas, residential areas with standing water, ditches, and culverts.
But sometimes if we can see the pool from a neighbor's property, we will lob the larvicide over the fence.
There is a chemical larvicide that is being used by municipalities to kill mosquitoes in storm water catch basins that poses environmental questions.
It might find use as a larvicide to control mosquitoes, a molluscicide to curb the zebra mussels running amok in the Great Lakes, or even as a mildew-fighting product for bathroom tiles.
The antioxidant activity of the tested products by DPPH free radical scavenging does not appear to be associated with their larvicide activity against A.
Try treating very wet areas with the biological larvicide Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, or BTI, available in many hardware stores.
Noting a continual tension between on-the-ground measures to control malaria (such as bed nets and larvicide spraying) and high-tech approaches (such as vaccines and malaria-resistant mosquitoes), he asked, "So is it worth it from a medical point of view?