An exterminator, Dill took a job in Iraq for a company contracted to do pest control on military bases.
Scotts Miracle Gro made a pest resistant Kentucky bluegrass in 2011 using the same technology.
With one swift ninja movement, Obama swatted the pest with ease, leaving it lifeless on the ground.
"Earworm" has been around for quite some time to refer to a pest that burrows into the ears of corn.
What Richard had just been reading with so much incredulity in the newspapers from pest, he now saw to be true.
Footnote 90: It has been suggested that pest is a misprint for Peat.
This dose was instant death to the pest, leaving no trace of any injury to the foliage.
He has his points, yet he's a pest, indeed; I would we could exterminate the breed.
I was prompted to run, as if the pest was rushing upon me and could be eluded only by the most precipitate flight.
The withering of the leaves when the corn is young, shows the presence of this pest.
1550s (in imprecations, "a pest upon ____," etc.), "plague, pestilence," from Middle French peste (1530s), from Latin pestis "deadly contagious disease; a curse, bane," of uncertain origin. Meaning "noxious or troublesome person or thing" first recorded c.1600.
Hungarian capital, formed 1872 from merger of two cities on opposite shores of the Danube, Buda (probably from a word originally meaning "water") + Pest, a Hungarian word meaning "furnace, oven, cove," also in Slavic (cf. Russian pech'). Cf. Ofen, literally "oven," the old German name for the place.
An injurious plant or animal, especially one harmful to humans.
A deadly epidemic disease; a pestilence.