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synonyms for pests

  • blight
  • bug
  • contagion
  • epidemic
  • infection
  • plague
  • scourge
  • virus
  • annoyance
  • badgerer
  • bane
  • blister
  • bore
  • bother
  • botheration
  • creep
  • curse
  • drag
  • drip
  • exasperation
  • headache
  • irritant
  • irritation
  • nag
  • nudge
  • nuisance
  • pain
  • pesterer
  • pestilence
  • pill
  • tease
  • tormentor
  • trial
  • trouble
  • vexation
  • besetment
  • crashing bore
  • pain in the neck
  • thorn in side
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antonyms for pests

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  • advantage
  • blessing
  • boon
  • aid
  • comfort
  • delight
  • good health
  • happiness
  • help
  • joy
  • peace
  • pleasure
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How to use pests in a sentence

He waged war all night with these pests, which ran over his bed and made a hideous noise.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
The first thing I thought of was the bugs, blights, pests, weeds and such things that I have been fighting with all summer.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Get a doctor if the pests are sick, because we don't want investigations.
MARY LOUISE AND JOSIE O'GORMANEMMA SPEED SAMPSON
The harm is done by these pests sucking the juices from the leaf.
AMATEUR GARDENCRAFTEBEN E. REXFORD
Swallows in the Southern states kill the cotton-boll weevil, one of our worst insect pests.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
Without the birds the farmer would have a hopeless fight against insect pests.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
Among these pests, the most important to the dweller in a large city is the tussock moth, which destroys our shade trees.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
Strange, indeed, if the stage be the school of virtue, that these pests of society should always be found existing near it!
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
This was duly done, and heavy rain fell that night, effectually disposing of the insect pests.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
The fault seemed to lie with Biological Survey; they hadn't reported the presence of pests that were endangering the food supply.
STUDENT BODYFLOYD L. WALLACE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PESTS

  • animal
  • bugs
  • insects
  • pests
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