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A substance or agent that kills ticks and mites.

[New Latin acarus, mite; see acarid + -cide.]

a·car′i·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.


(Pharmacology) any drug or formulation for killing acarids


a substance or preparation for killing mites or ticks.
See also: Infestation, Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acaricide - a chemical agent used to kill mitesacaricide - a chemical agent used to kill mites
pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
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The birds are dipped till the neck level into the acaricide.
Demarcation measures aimed at destroying ticks - acaricide treatment for destruction of ticks in lawns, parks, gardens and playgrounds of the Municipality of Stara Zagora II.
Hillary Kiprono poured acaricide, a chemical used to kill ticks, into the water point after a 19-year-old man was poisoned.
Mite-related damage can develop in plant parts distant from mite feeding as well as after mites have been controlled with an acaricide, suggesting symptoms are the result of systemic mite toxins (Bassett 1981).
Besides, the presence of the non-hematophagous mites of the genus Megninia was associated with the control measures, as the use of mineral oil and acaricide in the ration.
Sarolaner is a new acaricide and insecticide belonging to the isoxazoline class: it is efficacious against ticks, fleas and mites.
Sonora MOH vector-control operators applied deltamethrin, an environmental acaricide, to the exterior walls and adjacent yard areas of participating homes.
Thus, the essential oils with acaricide property can be resources considered as an alternative to control this pest.
Spatial distribution of acaricide profiles (Boophilus microplus strains susceptible or resistant to acaricides) in south eastern Mexico.