pest


pest
01. My little sister is a total [pest] who follows me everywhere, and always wants to know what I'm doing.
02. Many greenhouses now use ladybugs as a form of [pest] control for tomato plants.
03. Many typical garden [pests] can be controlled using soapy water sprayed on plants.
04. Geneticists are working on developing crops which are resistant to insect [pests] and plant diseases.
05. Ironically, the [pests] that farmers try to kill are sometimes more nutritious than the plants they are trying to save.
06. An insect [pest] known as the Gypsy Moth is responsible for the destruction of vast areas of forest in our state.
07. Little Ragbir is somewhat of a [pest], and is always teasing and fighting with the other children in his daycare.
08. It really bugs me when street people [pester] me for money downtown, especially if they are wearing more expensive clothes than me.
09. My children are [pestering] me to take them to Disneyland, but we simply can't afford it.
10. Jerome's wife had to [pester] him for months to see a doctor about a mole on his shoulder, and when he finally did go, they discovered it was skin cancer.
11. They use a lot of [pesticide] on their fruit trees, so I don't want to eat their apples.
12. The mosquito is a serious [pest] in many parts of the world.
13. Princess Anne of England once said to a photographer, "You are a [pest] by the very nature of that camera in your hand."
14. In Eritrea, locusts are a terrible [pest] which compete with humans for food as they attack a wide range of crops and trees.
15. Studies show that planting and replanting the same crops strips fields of nutrients, and makes them more vulnerable to [pests].
16. Edouard R. Laboulaye once observed, "The first day, a guest; the second, a burden; the third, a [pest]."

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