A substance or mixture used to kill mites, ticks, and other insects acarid family. Examples of this type of pesticide are tetraethyl pyrophosphate, fipronil, and permethrin.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998