pest

  

Definition

Fungus, insect, nematode, rodent, weed, or other form of terrestrial or aquatic life form that is injurious to human or farm animal health, or interferes with economic activities such as agriculture and logging.

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  • The pest was running loose in the stairwells of the old office so we had to call an exterminator to end the problem.

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  • Sometimes a new pest will be introduced to your crops and you will have to find a way to get rid of it quickly.

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  • I hired a pest control man to come to the house and take care of our bug problem before it got out of control.

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