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vermin

 [ver´min]
an external animal parasite; such parasites collectively.

ver·min

(ver'min),
Parasitic insects, such as lice and bedbugs.
[L. vermis, a worm]

vermin

(vûr′mĭn)
pl.n.
Various small animals, such as rats or cockroaches, that are destructive, annoying, or injurious to health.

vermin

A nonspecific term for a "pest" of any size, ranging from small (insects and rodents) to large (rabbits, deer, etc.), which compete with humans for food or territory.

ver·min

(vĕr'min)
Parasitic insects (e.g., lice and bedbugs); rats and other rodents.
[L. vermis, a worm]
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Using the standard trigger pull yields a four-pound pull--too much, you say, for a varmint rig.
At Gary's Gun Shop in South Dakota, Sales Manager Duane Plucker said the Advanced Tactical Hunter from Rock River Arms is among their most popular models for varmint and predator hunting.
Others, like the coyote and nutria, aren't native to Florida--their depredations on native fauna render them worthy of varmint status.
Calling varmints such as coyotes or bobcats is a whole different ballgame.
Three shots went into five-eighths of an inch, My best varmint rifle was not that good with my best handloads."
Now offered with hunt-specific features, these rifles are popular for varmint and big game hunting.
No more problems with varmints. I don't know whether it's the shiny surface or the crinkly sound it makes when touched that keeps them off, but it turns out aluminum foil is a great varmint repeller.
After leaving their friend to "sleep it off" overnight, they found that the terrified varmint had thrashed their van to pieces.
The rarest of the five prairie dog species, it has such small populations that common perils, including "varmint shootings," threaten its existence, says Hoogland.