What are pesticides? Two preventive measures against pests?

Asked by Harshita Harshita | 22nd Sep, 2010, 11:50: AM

Expert Answer:

A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. A pesticide may be a chemical substance, biological agent (such as a virus or bacterium), antimicrobial, disinfectant or device used against any pest.
Rreventive measures against pests-
1. Use of pesticides
2. Good sanitation practices
3. Biological management (example- bacteria, virus etc.)

Answered by  | 22nd Sep, 2010, 08:04: PM

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