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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.
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(Pharmacology) any drug or formulation for killing acarids
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a substance or preparation for killing mites or ticks.
See also: Infestation, Killing
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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 interns advised the correct treatment of ivermectin injection, acaricide wash, vitamin and iron injection.
Considering that ticks are the main carriers of blood parasitic diseases, veterinarians recommend that animals be treated with acaricide once every two weeks.
It asked for monitoring of sacrificial animals at entry points or markets by the authorities and making sure that every animal was treated with approved acaricide body sprays at least a week ahead of scheduled slaughtering.
Next to her, was a cup with a milk-white substance which smelt like acaricide, she said.
anisopliae was also considered as a potential acaricide as it showed high efficacy against organophosphate-resistant strains and susceptible strains of the Boophilus microplus tick (Fernandez-Ruvalcaba et al., 2005).
(2009) verified that, when applied before, chlorpyrifos affected the efficiency of bifenazate, which is an acaricide, used to control Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae).
The variables of climate, altitude, latitude, season, farm type, hygiene, vectors, use of acaricide, distance from other farms, farm density, race, age, sex and milk yield were recorded for each animal.
According to Dr Mehdi, anti-tick repellants could help not to acquire Congo virus and the animals must be sprayed with or dipped into water having acaricide, cypermetherin, etc and later use insecticide chemicals to decontaminate the animal's offal and waste to control the spread of virus.
In order to contain the growth of tick animals especially slaughter animals must be sprayed with or dipped into water having Acaricide, Cypermetherin etc.
In order to contain the growth of ticks, animals, especially slaughter animals, must be sprayed with or dipped into water having Acaricide, Cypermetherin etc.
Health care workers were trained in patient management and infection control; and district veterinary officers reached out to farmers, especially those whose farms had seropositive animals, regarding tick control (e.g., dipping livestock in acaricide concentrates).