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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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There are different acaricides in the market that can be used to dip the birds to kill the fleas.
As part of a quality approach provided for in the cctp, the services provided for in this framework agreement with purchase orders are: - turf maintenance, - maintenance of hedges - shrubs and roses, - maintenance of tracks, pedestrian walkways, stabilized areas and manholes, - maintenance of young trees, - weekly general maintenance, - collection of leaves and plant products, - insecticide treatments, acaricides, - brushing, mowing, - winter maintenance.
Univariate analysis of risk factors including temporal zones, species, breeds, sexes, age, management systems, tick infestation, previous tick history, tick control, types of acaricides used and interval of acaricides usages revealed a significant (P< 0.
While organic techniques condensed mite influx and flourished to a countless level, resistance of mite to most acaricides used for control was a major problem.
Acaricides labelled for strawberries with efficacy on broad mite are Portal[R] XLO (fenpyroximate) (Nichino America Inc.
The advisory said that public health advice should focus on several aspects including wear protective clothing (long sleeves, long trousers), wear light colored clothing during visit to animal market to allow easy detection of ticks on the clothes and regularly examine clothing and skin for ticks and if found, remove them safely and use approved acaricides or repellents on clothing and skin.
Pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and acaricides are important tools for crop management and play a significant role in agricultural production worldwide (BUENO & BUENO, 2012).
The mites due to multi generation per season high reproductive potential, phytophagous nature and short life cycle have all contributed to development of resistance towards many acaricides (Devine et al.
Community-based programs for the control of Rhpicephalus-associated RMSF using long-acting tick collars on dogs and environmental acaricides (pesticides targeting ticks) have been found to be effective in reducing tick populations in homes and on dogs and in human disease cases (4).
Evaluation of five essential oils as botanical acaricides against the strawberry spider mite Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov and Nikolskii.
guidelines for evaluating the efficacy of acaricides against ticks (Ixodidae) on ruminants.