The unexpected eviction -- carried out when Rome is virtually deserted at the height of the holiday season -- was seen by commenters as a sign of hardening attitudes in Italy towards asylum seekers.
Fipronil is commonly used to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks from animals but the European Union has banned its use in the food industry.
Firefighters were digging with their bare hands to pull 11-year old Ciro, the last of three brothers buried in the debris, about 13 hours after the quake struck.
According to the Italian media, an extra 50 police carrying portable scanners were on duty to carry out checks on the 10,000 people who were in St Peter's square Sunday for Pope Francis's weekly Angelus prayer.
But Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano suggested there were more prospects now for the truth to be revealed.
Italy's fire brigade was tackling flames nationwide, where a relentless heat wave has turned fields and woods into tinder. With the wind picking up, nine regions launched urgent appeals for water planes.
The three aboard the ship Golfo Azzurro, chartered by Spain's Proactiva Open Arms NGO and rescued Sunday, were in limbo, illustrating policy confusion a week after Rome introduced a controversial code of conduct for charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.
Experts, technicians aboard visiting warship had ‘assessed Libyan Navy’s needs’, spokesman says
A 41-year-old Belgian man was among the dead after a tree fell on his tent at a Rainbow Gathering counter-cultural summer camp in the Tramontina valley in the northeastern region of Friuli.
The incident occurred overnight near the top ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites range in the northeast of the country.
Ship to assist Libyan coast guard stem flow of irregular migration
Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj "denies having asked Italy to send naval vessels into Libya's territorial waters... or fighter planes into Libyan airspace", his Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement late on Thursday.
"We shall not accept lessons and still less threats such as those we have heard from our neighbours in recent days," said Gentiloni.
Turkish defense minister says deal has been reached with Italian-French consortium for domestic missile defense system
Paolo Gentiloni says there were 'steps forward' on migrant issue
"There has to be a fixed number of arrivals. We should not feel guilty if we are not able to welcome everyone," Renzi said in a video posted on his party's website.
"Fourteen have been detained in Spain, eight in Italy and two in Germany," a spokesman for Spain's Guardia Civil police force told AFP, without revealing their identities.
Helicopters, sniffer dogs and teams specialising in detecting bunkers and other hideaways joined the operation, they said.
Marco Minniti, who meets his counterparts in Paris later Sunday to prepare for EU talks in Tallinn this week, said in an interview with Il Messaggero daily that "we are under enormous pressure".
"The total resources mobilised could reach a maximum of 17 billion euros -- but the immediate cost to the state is a little more than five billion," said Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan.
Coast guard recovers two bodies in operations