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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

/ver·min/ (ver´min)
1. an external animal parasite.
2. such parasites collectively.ver´minous

vermin

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

vermin

[vur′min]
Etymology: L, vermis, worm
any parasitic insect or small animal, such as a louse, bedbug, mouse or rat, regarded as a destructive or disease-carrying pest.

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]

vermin

any vertebrate or invertebrate animals of an objectionable kind.
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The cares having vermin compost had the highest length of leaf and the observation group with bio-super-phosphate had the lowest length of the leaf.
The nursery, which caters for 40 children, aged from six weeks to five years old, has had a pest control contract since opening in 2010 and has never had a vermin problem before, he added.
One solution could be to bring in a moggy to hunt the vermin.
Maybe he was a bit harsh saying it does not matter how they are destroyed, but the fact is they are classed as vermin for a reason.
Clark will be cooking vermin and serving it to guests of the fair in the main pavilion, where the public can watch from a viewing platform.
What difference will the changes make to the so-called directors - I call them the vermin - of the private equity world who took over Boots the Chemist five years ago and have now sold it off to the Americans?
Merging building condition and school absentee data from 2005 in upstate New York, researchers found that student absenteeism was associated with visible mold, humidity, poor ventilation and vermin, among other building problems.
Mr Bennett, 53, of Moelfre, runs Clear All Pest Control, a company that offers stalking services as well as run-of-themill vermin control.
RAY WILLIAMS, Shifnal I HAVE been criticised me for re-ferring to grey squirrels as vermin.
Reports from London's Houses of Parliament state that members of parliament face the same vermin problem.
Three quarters of the 250 actors surveyed in a report said that their theatre had a "problem with vermin and infestations".
He added: "Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with a public holiday but lets (sic) have one that means something, rather than celebrating vermin.