Contact Pesticide

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Contact Pesticide?

A chemical that kills pests when it touches them, instead of by ingestion. Also, soil that contains the minute skeletons of certain algae that scratch and dehydrate waxy-coated insects.

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