What is another word for insecticide?

Pronunciation: [ˌɪnsˈɛktɪsˌa͡ɪd] (IPA)

Insecticides are chemicals used to eradicate insects that may pose a threat to crops or people's health. However, sometimes the term "insecticide" can be a bit too specific, and there may be alternative words that could be more appropriate. Some synonyms for the word insecticide include pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, rodenticide, larvicide, and acaricide. Pesticide is perhaps the most commonly used synonym for insecticide, as it also includes chemicals that eradicate pests such as mice, rats, and weeds, in addition to insects. Herbicides are generally used to remove unwanted plants, while fungicides kill harmful fungi. Rodenticides are chemicals used for rodent control, while larvicides target mosquito larvae. Finally, acaricides are used to eradicate ticks and mites.

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Usage examples for Insecticide

The insecticide must be composed of extremely fine particles or must be of such an oily nature that it will readily penetrate such pores.
"A Living from the Land"
William B. Duryee
About a week before we left this camp, the Red Cross sent in some insecticide and we put it all over ourselves and our clothes and blankets.
"The Biography of a Rabbit"
Roy Benson, Jr.
There is a famous remedy for the destruction of fleas manufactured in France, entitled "La Poudre insecticide," which, although perfectly harmless to the human economy, is utterly destructive to fleas.
"Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children"
Pye Henry Chavasse

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