Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical substance used to kill rodents.

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  • n. any toxic substance used to kill rodent pests

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Examples

  • Wiki says it's application as a rodenticide is known as much as a treatment for various skin diseases in humans.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • PATRICK HOOKER, N.Y. STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: The New Y.rk State Food Laboratory identified aminopterin, which is a toxic chemical that has been identified as a rodenticide, although it is not registered in the United States.

    CNN Transcript Mar 23, 2007

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The New York State Food Laboratory identified aminopterin, which is a toxic chemical that has been identified as a rodenticide, although it is not registered in the United States, in cat food samples from Menu Foods.

    CNN Transcript Mar 23, 2007

  • And here's the rub: There is an antidote to anticoagulants, so pets that have ingested an anticoagulant rodenticide are most assuredly facing death from internal bleeding, but usually can be saved by veterinarian intervention.

    Pet Talk: Beware of dogs' accidental poisoning

  • Maybe the animal got into some of the old-school rodenticide and can be saved.

    Pet Talk: Beware of dogs' accidental poisoning

  • Yesterday, I was invited by Gerry McChesney to participate in a conference call to discuss my concerns about the option of aerial rodenticide spraying.

    Maggie Sergio: The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge

  • Because of the impact to wildlife and the unknown impact on the entire ecosystem, WildCare strongly encourages USFWS and PRBO to not move forward with an aerial broadcast of rodenticide.

    Maggie Sergio: The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge

  • Simply inserting the word "conservation" in the pesticide label and slightly watering down the percentage of the active ingredient, brodifacoum, does not make this rodenticide safe for wildlife, nor will it make it any less persistent.

    Maggie Sergio: The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge

  • One thing I discovered is that there are many unanswered questions regarding how this second-generation rodenticide affects the ecosystem long-term.

    Maggie Sergio: The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge

  • If you suspect that your pet has eaten a rodenticide, immediately contact your veterinarian.

    Rat Poisons

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