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Pest control is the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities. [1]

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Abies balsamea

Abies balsamea or balsam fir is a North American fir, native to most of eastern and central Canada (Newfoundland west to central British Columbia) and the northeastern United States (Minnesota east to Maine, and south in the Appalachian Mountains to West Virginia).

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Agricultural aircraft

An agricultural aircraft is an aircraft that has been built or converted for agricultural use - usually aerial application of pesticides (crop dusting) or fertilizer (aerial topdressing); in these roles they are referred to as "crop dusters" or "top dressers".

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Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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Agriotes sputator

Agriotes sputator is a species of click beetle, commonly known as the common click beetle.

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American Association of Cereal Chemists

AACC International (formerly the American Association of Cereal Chemists) is a non-profit professional organization of members who are specialists in the use of cereal grains in foods.

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Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River - geographically Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt, in the place that is now occupied by the countries of Egypt and Sudan.

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Anticoagulants, commonly referred to as blood thinners, are chemical substances that prevent or reduce coagulation of blood, prolonging the clotting time.

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Bacillus thuringiensis

Bacillus thuringiensis (or Bt) is a Gram-positive, soil-dwelling bacterium, commonly used as a biological pesticide.

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Bait (luring substance)

Bait is any substance used to attract prey, e.g. in a mousetrap.

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Bee removal

Bee removal is the process of removing bees from a location.

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A Bioeffector is a viable microorganism or active natural compound which directly or indirectly affects plant performance (Biofertilizer), and thus has the potential to reduce fertilizer and pesticide use in crop production.

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Biological pest control

Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases using other organisms.

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Black carpet beetle

The black carpet beetle (Attagenus unicolor) is a beetle that can be a serious household pest.

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Bostrichoidea is a superfamily of beetles.

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Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

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The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.

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Chemical compound

A chemical compound is a chemical substance composed of many identical molecules (or molecular entities) composed of atoms from more than one element held together by chemical bonds.

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Choristoneura fumiferana

Choristoneura fumiferana, the eastern spruce budworm, is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae.

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Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the rue family, Rutaceae.

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Coccinellidae is a widespread family of small beetles ranging in size from 0.8 to 18 mm (0.03 to 0.71 inches).

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Cochliomyia hominivorax

Cochliomyia hominivorax, the New World screw-worm fly, or screw-worm for short, is a species of parasitic fly that is well known for the way in which its larvae (maggots) eat the living tissue of warm-blooded animals.

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Codling moth

The codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is a member of the Lepidopteran family Tortricidae.

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Colony (biology)

In biology, a colony is composed of two or more conspecific individuals living in close association with, or connected to, one another.

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Colorado potato beetle

The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known as the Colorado beetle, the ten-striped spearman, the ten-lined potato beetle or the potato bug, is a major pest of potato crops.

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Colorado State University

Colorado State University (also referred to as Colorado State, State, and CSU) is a public research university located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

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Common furniture beetle

The common furniture beetle or common house borer (Anobium punctatum) is a woodboring beetle.

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Companion planting

Companion planting in gardening and agriculture is the planting of different crops in proximity for any of a number of different reasons, including pest control, pollination, providing habitat for beneficial creatures, maximizing use of space, and to otherwise increase crop productivity.

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Confused flour beetle

The confused flour beetle (Tribolium confusum), a type of darkling beetle known as a flour beetle, is a common pest insect known for attacking and infesting stored flour and grain.

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ContraPest is a contraceptive pest control product for small mammals such as mice and rats, developed by the U.S. biotechnology company SenesTech.

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Crop rotation

Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar or different types of crops in the same area in sequenced seasons.

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The term cultivarCultivar has two denominations as explained in Formal definition.

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Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, is a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound, an organochlorine, originally developed as an insecticide, and ultimately becoming infamous for its environmental impacts.

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Dermestes lardarius

Dermestes lardarius, commonly known as the larder beetle, is a species of beetle in the family Dermestidae, the skin beetles.

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Dermestidae are a family of Coleoptera that are commonly referred to as skin beetles.

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Derris is genus of leguminous plants found in Southeast Asia and the southwest Pacific islands, including New Guinea.

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Diabrotica is a widespread genus of beetles, sometimes referred to as cucumber beetles or corn rootworms, in the family Chrysomelidae.

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Difenacoum is an anticoagulant of the 4-hydroxycoumarin vitamin K antagonist type.

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The Drosophilidae are a diverse, cosmopolitan family of flies, which includes fruit flies.

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Drugstore beetle

The drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum), also known as the bread beetle or biscuit beetle, is a tiny, brown beetle that can be found infesting a wide variety of dried plant products, where it is among the most common non-weevils to be found.

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Electronic pest control

Electronic pest control is the name given to any of several types of electrically powered devices designed to repel or eliminate pests, usually rodents or insects.

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The ferret (Mustela putorius furo) is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.

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Frass refers loosely to the more or less solid excreta of insects, and to certain other related matter.

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Fumigation is a method of pest control that completely fills an area with gaseous pesticides—or fumigants—to suffocate or poison the pests within.

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Herbicides, also commonly known as weedkillers, are chemical substances used to control unwanted plants.

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A herbivore is an animal anatomically and physiologically adapted to eating plant material, for example foliage, for the main component of its diet.

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Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Hofmannophila pseudospretella, the brown house moth, is a species of the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae), wherein it belongs to subfamily Oecophorinae.

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Honey bee

A honey bee (or honeybee) is any member of the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax.

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Host (biology)

In biology and medicine, a host is an organism that harbours a parasitic, a mutualistic, or a commensalist guest (symbiont), the guest typically being provided with nourishment and shelter.

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Indianmeal moth

The Indianmeal moth or Indian-meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) also spelled as Indian meal moth, is a pyraloid moth of the family Pyralidae.

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Industrialisation or industrialization is the period of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial society, involving the extensive re-organisation of an economy for the purpose of manufacturing.

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Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.

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Insecticides are substances used to kill insects.

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Integrated pest management

Integrated pest management (IPM), also known as integrated pest control (IPC) is a broad-based approach that integrates practices for economic control of pests.

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Journal of Wildlife Management

The Journal of Wildlife Management is a peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to the ecology of non-domesticated animal species.

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Lasioderma serricorne

Lasioderma serricorne, commonly known as the cigarette beetle, cigar beetle, or tobacco beetle, is an insect very similar in appearance to the drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum) and the common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum).

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Maize weevil

The maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais), known in the United States as the greater rice weevil, is a species of beetle in the family Curculionidae.

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Mechanical pest control

Mechanical pest control is the management and control of pests using physical means such as fences, barriers or electronic wires.

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Mechanization or mechanisation (British English) is the process of changing from working largely or exclusively by hand or with animals to doing that work with machinery.

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Mediterranean flour moth

The Mediterranean flour moth or mill moth (Ephestia kuehniella) is a moth of the family Pyralidae.

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Metaldehyde is an organic compound with the formula (CH3CHO)4.

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Mites are small arthropods belonging to the class Arachnida and the subclass Acari (also known as Acarina).

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Mongoose is the popular English name for 29 of the 34 species in the 14 genera of the family Herpestidae, which are small feliform carnivorans native to southern Eurasia and mainland Africa.

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Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae.

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A mousetrap is a specialised type of animal trap designed primarily to catch and, usually, kill mice.

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The myna (also known as mynah) is a bird of the starling family (Sturnidae).

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Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants in glands called nectaries, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide antiherbivore protection.

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Neonicotinoids (sometimes shortened to neonics) are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine.

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Nuisance wildlife management

Nuisance wildlife management is the term given to the process of selective removal of problem individuals or populations of specific species of wildlife.

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Oecophylla smaragdina

Oecophylla smaragdina (common names include weaver ant, green ant, green tree ant, and orange gaster) is a species of arboreal ant found in tropical Asia and Australia.

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Oryzaephilus mercator

Oryzaephilus mercator, or the merchant grain beetle, is a small, flattened beetle about 2.5mm in length.

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Oryzaephilus surinamensis

Oryzaephilus surinamensis, the sawtoothed grain beetle, is a beetle in the superfamily Cucujidae.

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In evolutionary biology, parasitism is a relationship between species, where one organism, the parasite, lives on or in another organism, the host, causing it some harm, and is adapted structurally to this way of life.

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Paris green

Paris green (copper(II) acetate triarsenite or copper(II) acetoarsenite) is an inorganic compound.

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Permethrin, sold under the brand name Nix among others, is a medication and insecticide.

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Pest (organism)

A pest is a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns including crops, livestock, and forestry.

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Pesticides are substances that are meant to control pests, including weeds.

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A pheromone (from Ancient Greek φέρω phero "to bear" and hormone, from Ancient Greek ὁρμή "impetus") is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species.

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Pheromone trap

A pheromone trap is a type of insect trap that uses pheromones to lure insects.

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Physical pest control

Physical Pest Control is a method of getting rid of insects and small rodents by removing, attacking, or setting up barriers that will prevent further destruction of one's plants.

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Pink bollworm

The pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella; lagarta rosada) is an insect known for being a pest in cotton farming.

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Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.

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Pollen is a fine to coarse powdery substance comprising pollen grains which are male microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce male gametes (sperm cells).

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A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower.

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Powderpost beetle

Powderpost beetles are a group of seventy species of woodboring beetles classified in the insect subfamily Lyctinae.

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Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).

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Psocoptera are an order of insects that are commonly known as booklice, barklice or barkflies.

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A pyrethroid is an organic compound similar to the natural pyrethrins produced by the flowers of pyrethrums (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium and C. coccineum).

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Pyrethrum was a genus of several Old World plants now classified as Chrysanthemum or Tanacetum (e.g., C. coccineum) which are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy flower heads.

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Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents in the superfamily Muroidea.

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A rat-catcher is a person who practices rat-catching as a professional form of pest control.

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Red flour beetle

The red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) is a species of beetle in the family Tenebrionidae, the darkling beetles.

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Rice weevil

The rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) is a stored product pest which attacks several crops, including wheat, rice, and maize.

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Scale insect

The scale insects are small insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Sternorrhyncha.

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Seed treatment

In agriculture and horticulture, seed treatment or seed dressing is a chemical, typically antimicrobial or fungicidal, with which seeds are treated (or "dressed") prior to planting.

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Selective breeding

Selective breeding (also called artificial selection) is the process by which humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to selectively develop particular phenotypic traits (characteristics) by choosing which typically animal or plant males and females will sexually reproduce and have offspring together.

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Senegalia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha

Senegalia polyacantha subsp.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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A sprayer is a device used to spray a liquid.

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A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the Earth.

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Sulfur or sulphur is a chemical element with symbol S and atomic number 16.

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SumerThe name is from Akkadian Šumeru; Sumerian en-ĝir15, approximately "land of the civilized kings" or "native land".

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Termite barrier

Termite barriers are materials that have been specifically designed to prevent subterranean termites from gaining access to a structure.

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Tillage is the agricultural preparation of soil by mechanical agitation of various types, such as digging, stirring, and overturning.

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Tinea pellionella

Tinea pellionella, the case-bearing clothes moth, is a species of tineoid moth in the family Tineidae, the fungus moths.

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Tineola bisselliella

Tineola bisselliella, known as the common clothes moth, webbing clothes moth, or simply clothing moth, is a species of fungus moth (family Tineidae, subfamily Tineinae).

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Trap crop

A trap crop is a plant that attracts agricultural pests, usually insects, away from nearby crops.

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Tsetse fly

Tsetse, sometimes spelled tzetze and also known as tik-tik flies, are large biting flies that inhabit much of tropical Africa.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.

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Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner, also known as a sweeper or hoover, is a device that uses an air pump (a centrifugal fan in all but some of the very oldest models), to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors, and from other surfaces such as upholstery and draperies.

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Warfarin, sold under the brand name Coumadin among others, is a medication that is used as an anticoagulant (blood thinner).

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Wheat weevil

The wheat weevil (Sitophilus granarius), also known as the grain weevil or granary weevil, occurs all over the world and is a common pest in many places.

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Wildlife rehabilitation

Wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and care of injured, orphaned, or sick wild animals so that they can be released back to the wild.

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1,4-Dichlorobenzene (1,4-DCB, p-DCB, or para-dichlorobenzene, sometimes abbreviated as PDB or para) is an organic compound with the formula C6H4Cl2.

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