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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.
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Therefore, it is suggested that Bt cotton varieties should be cultivated to reduce the pest infestation and minimize the quantitative as well as qualitative losses to the cotton produce.
However, Mr Sebua said that the pest likes maize, adding that it can fly long distances of 100km per night and 2000km per lifetime.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said protecting Queenslands fisheries against invasive marine pests was an important step to protecting Queensland jobs.
Kemp Anderson of Kemp Anderson Consulting represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to both Mathis Exterminating and Eco Elite Pest Control.
* If pictures are allowed, a photo of the pest or issue.
Keeping these around is like offering free dinner to pests. If you do need to store these things in your unit, keep them in plastic and other non-biodegradable containers.
The company specialises in protecting food processing, distribution and transportation outlets in California's San Juaquin Valley from the threats posed by disease transmitting pests.
Audit programmes may differ, but most include inspections of a food manufacturer's sanitation programme, food safety, good manufacturing practices, food defense and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Establishing protocols for staff and residents to report pest sightings is also an important component of successful pest management in the multifamily housing setting.
Our aim is to give an efficient and safe pest management services within reasonable expenses", stated the spokesperson of the company.
Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company's pest management proposition, Pestintel, is an advanced interactive portal, and eMitter unique remote monitoring system.