Science: War on Insects

It looked as if one of the early blessings of peace would be deliverance from the fly and mosquito. With the Army & Navy releasing some of its new insecticides for civilian use, the war against winged pests was under way:

¶ Michigan's Mackinac Island, the Lake Huron resort where automobiles are barred, was sprayed from stem to stern with DDT. The results were sensational: for the first time in memory, liverymen removed the summertime fly nets from their horses. Residents burned their flytraps in a big public bonfire celebrating the extinction.

¶ Army planes sprayed gallons of DDT on the New Jersey...

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