[W.R.Grace] A brand name for an insecticide primarily composed of amorphous silica. On contact or ingestion, Dri-die powder kills insects by physical dehydration. It is commonly used in the B & S (boric acid and silica) treatment to kill cockroaches.
Synonyms and Related Terms
B & S (boric acid and silica); B + S
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
- Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997