Example sentences for: insecticides

How can you use “insecticides” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Households were considered to have engaged in multiple mosquito protection measures if at least three of the following measures were reportedly used: coils, bednets, screening of windows and eaves, repellents, clearing debris from drains and ditches, burning of organic material, or insecticides.

  • Malaria parasites are developing unacceptable levels of drug resistance, and many insecticides are no longer useful against mosquitoes transmitting the disease.

  • Owing to their species selectivity, increasing attention has been paid in recent years to identify insect-selective toxins that can be used to develop recombinant biopesticides as a safer alternative to broad spectrum chemical insecticides [ 12 13 14 ] . Several insect-selective toxins have been identified and purified from scorpions collected in different geographical locations [ 2 11 15 16 17 18 ] . However, the Indian red scorpion, Mesobuthus tamulus, known for its severe toxicity [ 19 20 ] received little attention in this regard.

  • When expressed in baculovirus system as a biopesticide scorpion toxins offer the advantage of faster kill without chemical insecticides [ 13 ] . Although the safety of recombinant baculoviruses is less of a concern ButaIT offers an extra level of safety as a recombinant biopesticide due to its specificity to tobacco budworm ion channels.

  • For example, in a study of the household transmission of Chagas disease in northwest Argentina, Cohen and Gürtler (2001) wanted to know—since dogs are a reservoir of infection—what would happen if dogs were removed from bedroom areas, without spraying households with insecticides against the insect that transmits infection.


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