insect powder

Definitions of insect powder
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n a chemical used to kill insects

Synonyms:
insecticide
Types:
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pyrethrum
made of dried flower heads of pyrethrum plants
DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
larvacide
an insecticide that kills the larvae of insects
lead arsenate
a poisonous white solid (Pb3[AsO4]2) used as an insecticide
lindane
a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide
Malathion
a yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mites
organophosphate
an insecticide that interferes with an insect's nervous system
parathion
a colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide
Paris green
a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
rotenone
a white crystalline insecticide that has low toxicity for mammals; is used in home gardens; extracted from the roots of derris and cube
chlorpyrifos
a common organophosphate insecticide
Kwell
a preparation of lindane (trade name Kwell) that is used to kill lice and itch mites; available in cream or shampoo
Type of:
pesticide
a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)

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