A toxic chemical product that kills
harmful organisms (e.g., insecticides,
fungicide, weedicides, rodenticides, acaricides).
Glossary of biotechnology & genetic
An acaricide is any chemical, agent or material toxic to mites, ticks and
spiders (Acarnia) as distinct from insects.
Source: Integrated Pest Management Resource Centre,
Glossary of Terms
Biocide(s) - Herbicide - Insecticide
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GreenFacts Summary on Effects of Biocides on antibiotic resistance