Anything which resembles a pest; one who, or that which, is troublesome, noxious, mischievous, or destructive; a nuisance.
Organism that attacks food and other materials essential to mankind, or otherwise affect human beings adversely. (after Duffus, 1993)
a plant, animal or other organism considered harmful.
an animal, or sometimes a plant, occurring where it is not wanted by humans ( see weed)
An animal or plant that is deemed by mankind to be too numerous [this includes weeds].
Plants, fungi, bacteria, nematodes, insects and animals that occur in a place they are not wanted.
An unwanted organism (plant, animal, bacteria, etc.); any organism that competes with people for food, feed or fiber, impacts aesthetic qualities, or impedes industrial or recreational activities.
We have not gone with the BSA definition `an organism specified as a pest in a pest management strategy'. This definition is in fact a constraint on good surveillance as discussed in the report. We have used our own definition, a modification of that in the OED. For the purposes of this review a pest has been considered as a prion, virus, microbe, fungus, plant or animal capable of causing adverse effects to New Zealand's natural and introduced biodiversity.
An animal or plant that is directly or indirectly detrimental to human interests, causing harm or reducing the quality and value of a harvestable crop or other resource. Weeds, termites, rats, and mildew are examples of pests.
A generic term for a creature that may not directly threaten one's flock, but proves to be a nuisance by eating feed or eggs, or being a vector for disease. See also predator and target.
In the general sense, an insect pest, fungal or viral pathogen, weed, or avian or mammalian pest (birds, rodents).
Any organism that competes with people for food, or space; presents a threat to the health of people or domestic animals; or, with respect to ornamental plants, detracts from our visual environment by damaging such plants (either during production or end use).
Forest Stewardship] Any organism that is out of place or causes stress to a desired organism.
Animal that damages crops or wildlife stocks
Any plant, animal or organic function of a plant or animal which may be noxious, injurious or troublesome.
Any animal, plant or other organism that may pose a threat to the community or the natural environment.
a living organism that survives at the expense of other living organism resulting in physical damage and economic loss
an animal, plant, fungus, microbe, etc
an economic concept, and has no ecological validity
an insect or small animal which is harmful to humans
an organism that causes damage resulting in economic loss to a plant or animal
an unwanted organism - animal, plant, bacteria, fungus, virus, etc
An injurious plant or animal; one that is harmful.
Anything that is destructive to the healthy development of a plant or animal, such as a rat, fly, flea, or weed.
Any unwanted software. For a given user, the term will encompass most of the more specific kinds of software defined here.
Any organism that competes with, injures, annoys or spreads disease among humans, domestic animals, wildlife or desirable plants. Includes weeds, insects, disease organisms, etc.
A common name for an animal (vertebrate or invertebrate), plant or disease which adversely affects the native animals and plants of Galapagos, agricultural production, or human health and well-being.
An insect, rodent, nematode, fungus, weed or other form of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life that is injurious to health or the environment.
An undesirable organism.
Any species, strain or biotype of plant, animal or pathogenic agent injurious to plants or other organisms and/or their products.
A term applied to an organism (e.g., insect, mite, disease, nematode, weed, vertebrate, microbe, etc.) when it causes a problem to humans. A pest in one environment can be very beneficial in another, e.g., many plants considered weeds when found in lawns can be essential to the restoration of wild landscapes after a disturbance such as flood or fire.
Any organism causing an undesired effect on the health, growth or development of a plant, including weeds, rodents, insects and pathogens.
An undesired organism, including animals, plants and microorganisms
Any organism that adversely affects the well-being of personnel and animals, real property, supplies, equipment or is otherwise undesirable.
means any objectionable insects or other animals including, but not limited to, birds, rodents, flies, mites, and larvae. Physical plant means all or parts of a building or facility used for or in connection with manufacturing, packaging, or holding a dietary ingredient or dietary supplement. [Definition from Proposed Rule: Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Dietary Ingredients and Dietary Supplements; 68 FR 12251
any organism that is harmful to plants, wood or other plant products, any unwanted plant, or any harmful creature.
Any insect, rodent, nematode, fungus, weed or any other form of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or virus, bacteria, or other micro-organism which the administrator declares to be a pest under section 25(c)(1) of Pub. L. 94-140, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. 40 CFR S455.10
any animalthat is not valued by human society and usually overgrows or competes with valued animals.
Any insect or animal which is detrimental to the health and well being of plants or other animals.
Organism that may harm public health, that attacks food and other materials essential to mankind, or otherwise affects human beings adversely.
unwanted organism that directly or indirectly interferes with human activities.
Any injurious, noxious or troublesome insect, fungus, bacterial organism, virus, weed, rodent or other plant or animal.
An organism capable of causing damage. Forest pests include insects and diseases.
Any organism that reduces the availability, quality, or value of a useful resource.
An injurious, noxious or troublesome insect, fungus, weed, rodent, parasite or other organism.
A pest is an organism which has characteristics that are regarded as injurious or unwanted. This is most often because it causes damage to agriculture through feeding on crops or parasitising livestock, such as codling moth on apples, or boll weevil on cotton. An animal can also be a pest when it causes damage to a wild ecosystem or carries germs within human habitats.