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Acute Toxicity: Effects of chemical will be seen in a short amount of time/immediately.
Bacterial Degradation: Breakdown due to bacteria. This generally refers to the breakdown of chemical barriers or could reference the ineffectiveness of a specific pesticide due to bacteria within the environment.
Calibration: The comparison of desired output and real output; and that adjustments are made so that real output equals your desired output
Carcinogen: Cancer causing agent.
Caution: When used on a pesticide label; chemical should be considered “slightly toxic.”
Chronic Toxicity: The toxic effects of a chemical can be seen to reoccur or is reproduced over an extended period of time.
Complete Metamorphosis: Refers to an insect which contains all four stages within their life cycle that includes, Egg, Larvae, Pupa, and Adult.
Contact Killer: This is used to refer to pesticides that will kill on contact. Over the counter insecticides such as “RAID” may be referred to as a “contact killer.” Typically lacking a residual property.
Danger: When used on a pesticide label; chemical should be considered “severely toxic.”
Defoliants: Chemical that will cause the loss of leaves or foliage.
Desiccants: Chemical that works by causing the extraction of moisture.
Dewebbing: The physical removal of spider webs from the many nooks and crannies around the perimeter of your home.
Fungicide: Pesticide used for the control of plant pathogens.
Herbicide: Pesticide for the control of plant pests.
Hydrolysis: Breakdown due to the effects of water.
Incomplete Metamorphosis: Refers to an insect that has an incomplete life cycle consisting of egg, nymph, and adult. Complete metamorphosis has 4 stages.
Insecticide: Pesticide used to control arthropod insect pests.
Instar: A step or progression in an insects life cycle.
IPM: Integrated Pest Management.
Knockdown: Knockdown pesticides generally refers to contact killer pesticide for aerial pests. Wasp Freeze is an example of a knockdown insecticide.
LD-50: (Lethal Dosage 50) Used to refer to the threshold amount of chemical for acute toxicity where it is shown to have killed approximately 50% of a specific specimen.
LC(t)-50: (Lethal Concentration & Time 50)
Molt: A progression or obtaining a level of maturity where an outward or external difference may be apparent.
MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet – Data Sheet explaining chemical make ups, and potential dangers.
Negative Phototrophic: Repelled by light
Odorous House Ants: When crushed emit a coconut like smelling odor.
Ootheca: Cockroach egg capsule.
Pavement Ant: Generally will reside under or around pavement.
Pesticide: Killer of Pests. Chemical used to destroy various pests. There are 8 types of pesticides: insecticides, fungicides, nematocides, bactericides, rodenticides, miticides, herbicides and fumigants.
Pharaoh Ant: Primarily indoors, known for splitting into different colonies, sometimes found in wounds of hospital patients. Common in Las Vegas
Photolysis: Breakdown due to the effects of sunlight.
Phototrophic: Attracted to light.
PCO: Pest Control Operator.
PMP: Pest Management Professional.
PPE: Personal Protective Equipment.
Residual: Resides over a period of time. This is often used to refer to a pesticides ability to remain over an extended period of time.
Rodenticide: Pesticide used for the control of rodent/mammal pests.
Warning: When used on a pesticide label; chemical should be considered “moderately toxic.”