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Then 4–1, the commissioners voted to go forward with a test of genetically modified males as pest control devices.

He wondered if it was the consequence of decades of the dingoes’ status as a livestock pest.

They also sent surveys out to pest control companies around the world.

When food disappears, or pest control comes, rat populations fall.

That can keep pests in check and limit damage, without unintended harm to pollinators.

Bassett sounded off on the importance of eradicating problem pest areas.

Scotts Miracle Gro made a pest resistant Kentucky bluegrass in 2011 using the same technology.

"Earworm" has been around for quite some time to refer to a pest that burrows into the ears of corn.

With one swift ninja movement, Obama swatted the pest with ease, leaving it lifeless on the ground.

And, for a year or so after they first met, he was an incorrigible pest.

What has happened between you and the communiers, whom may the pest carry off and hell confound!

It is an animal not less mischievous than it is deformed; it is the pest of man, and the torment of other animals.

All weapons seemed lawful against such a mere pest as this—a dog in the manger.

They do not live in fixed abodes, but shift about in search of game or plunder, and are deemed a pest by the Santa Fe traders.

That Arabic word, picked up at hazard from the dragoman, has acted like a talisman—the pest has actually gone!


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pest, such as: blight, bug, contagion, epidemic, infection, and plague.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.