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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.
Resources and Citations
- 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