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plague

(plāg),
1. Any disease of wide prevalence or of excessive mortality.
2. An acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and marked clinically by high fever, toxemia, prostration, a petechial eruption, lymph node enlargement, pneumonia, or hemorrhage from the mucous membranes; primarily a disease of rodents, transmitted to humans by fleas that have bitten infected animals. In humans the disease takes one of four clinical forms: bubonic plague, septicemic plague, pneumonic plague, or ambulant plague Synonym(s): pest, pestilence (1) , pestis
[G. plege, a stroke, a wound; L. plaga, a stroke, injury]

pest

(pĕst)
n.
1. An organism, typically an insect, that sickens or annoys humans, hampers human activities, damages crops or food products, harms livestock, or causes damage to buildings.
2. A deadly epidemic disease; a pestilence.

pest

Medical history
Plague, pestilence.
 
Medspeak
A nonspecific term for any undesirable animal or insect.
 
Vox populi
An annoying, irritating person.

PEST

Abbreviation for:
political, economic, social and technological

pest

any organism that causes nuisance to man, either economically or medically. Our classification of pests is constantly changing and is very dependent on economic circumstances. For example, the fungus causing apple scab is treated as a pest in the UK because it disfigures the fruit. In poorer countries, however, such cosmetic qualities of apples are less important and the fungus is not considered a pest.

pest

1. an organism that injures, irritates or damages livestock or crops.
2. a highly fatal, rapidly spreading disease with an acute course. See also plague, peste des petits ruminants, peste du porc, peste suina.

fowl pest
see avian influenza. Newcastle disease was at one time known as new fowl pest and as pseudo fowl pest.
integrated pest management
the use of all suitable methods of pest (insect, weed, rodent, etc) control to keep populations below the economic injury level. Methods include farming practices and the use of biological, physical and genetic control agents and selective use of pesticides.
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At the point which I had reached in a preceding paragraph of this account, the situation was as follows: two horses lay dying; the bull had scattered his persecutors for the moment, and stood raging, panting, pawing the dust in clouds over his back, when the man that had been wounded returned to the ring on a remount, a poor blindfolded wreck that yet had something ironically military about his bearing - and the next moment the bull had ripped him open and his bowls were dragging upon the ground: and the bull was charging his swarm of pests again.
The very dogs, those noisy pests of an Indian town, kept silence.
In those days, so sparsely populated was the land that wild animals often became pests.
Patsy, out of the depths of his grouch, decided that this stranger was one of those pests who marred and scarred the walls of his back rooms by tacking up or pasting up advertisements.
You surely,' she said, 'aren't going to suggest at this hour of the day, Nutty, that your friends aren't the most horrible set of pests outside a prison?
29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stop Bugging Me Pest Control, a locally owned full-service pest control company serving the greater Puget Sound area, today launched a new advertising campaign featuring Seattle running back, Marshawn Lynch.
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc explains that pests can find their way indoors through the smallest cracks in windows, doors, roofs, and along the home's concrete slab.
Because pest pressure can be detrimental to business, including staff in the IPM plan is more than just an additional task for employees--it's crucial that they know what to look for and how to report any potential pest activity or conducive conditions.
The site is aimed at businesses looking for the latest environmentally friendly and efficient solutions for bird management, rodent control and crawling insects and offers comprehensive professional advice and support to all business owners concerned by pest control issues.
The new, completely redesigned third edition of Grape Pest Management includes several invasive species that have become major grape pests, such as vine mealybug and glassy-winged sharpshooter, as well as other pests that may soon become problematic in California.
The Pest Control Section of Dubai Municipality's Public Health Services Department has organised a training programme for private pest control contractors and establishments.
Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Centers, and the IPM Institute of North America, the plan provides a road map to understanding pest biology, inspection and monitoring, and pest prevention, which are key to successfully implementing IPM.