An agent used to destroy pests
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What are pesticides?
pesticide [ p臅s 鈥瞭沫-s墨d鈥?] A chemical used to kill harmful animals or plants. Pesticides are used especially in agriculture and around areas where humans live.
What is another name for insecticides?
Though often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, the term pesticide also applies to herbicides, fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests. Pesticides also include plant regulators, defoliants and desiccants.
What is the meaning of herbicide?
a chemical substance used to kill harmful insects, small animals, wild plants, and other unwanted organisms: The pesticides that farmers spray on their crops kill pests, but they can also damage people’s health. Compare. herbicide. insecticide.
What is meant by pest control?
Any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest. Any substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant.