One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A substance that is poisonous to worms.
- ‘Black walnut green hull contains several potent chemicals, strong herbicides, fungicides, vermicides, including Juglon.’
- ‘Manures, for example, from horses, cattle or dogs often have vermicides still active in it that were designed to kill parasitic worms in the animal.’
- ‘Watermelon seeds are also good vermicides, and have long been a popular remedy for worms.’
- ‘Many of these are also vermicides and vermifuges.’
- ‘Some vermicides are poisonous to people as well as the parasites.’
- ‘A more promising solution for both bowling greens and golf courses is the use of vermicides and/or insecticides.’
- ‘No other herb is as potent an egg vermicide as cloves are, according to US Pharmacopoeia.’
- ‘The good news is that there are products that are not sold specifically as vermicides, but do reduce the worm population.’
- ‘Pesticides (herbicides, vermicides, fungicides, and rodenticides) are poisons designed to kill insects, plants, fungi, moulds and rodents.’
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