[ UK /ˌɪnsˈɛktɪsˌa‍ɪd/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˈsɛktəˌsaɪd/ ]
  1. a chemical used to kill insects
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How To Use insecticide In A Sentence

  • Egg-laying adults are especially active during bloom, a time period when insecticides should not be applied.
  • Mycoinsecticides are fungal sprays that work on insect pests from the inside out.
  • And they've also found two new mutations that make the roaches more resistant to pyrethroid and related insecticides.
  • Among the substances currently being studied for their potential as delousing agents in salmon are the pyrethroid insecticides.
  • In the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, cyclodiene insecticides provided effective control of wireworms. Southeast Farm Press RSS Feed
  • Several early clinical studies performed on quassia verified its traditional use as a natural insecticide, documenting it as an effective treatment for head lice infestation in humans.
  • MIC is used as a chemical intermediate in the production of carbamate insecticides and herbicides. Bhopal, India
  • At some airports, the cabin is sprayed with insecticides, the chemicals used probably being pyrethroids.
  • Hackett says the problem is a long-acting insecticide called pyrethrin, also called permethrin. WVLT - Home - Headlines
  • Lab tests showed that the birds ate grain tainted with insecticide.
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