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Use "prodding" in a sentence
"Find the nest and spend your time either baiting there if it is close to the structure or do what we call prodding and stick the nozzle down into the nest and fill it with chemical."
"However, all of this prodding is no substitute for a real stick, and Treasury has thus far been reluctant to endorse any other legislative remedies."
"Hyattsville, Md.: Hello Mr Kaiser - Without a strong challenger to Obama in 2012, it would seem that the "party-of-no" strategy will backfire for the Republicans as long as there's the slightest prodding from the president to come up with realistic options on legislation."