Science: Man v. Insects

In his fierce, unending war against the insects, man is getting exactly nowhere. There may be as many as 2,500,000 species of insects infesting the world, and in the U.S. alone about 10,000 of them are public enemies. Night & day they gnaw at crops, bore into homes and warehouses, attack men and animals.

In its yearbook for 1952, published this week (Insects, U.S. Government Printing Office; $2.50), the Department of Agriculture carries a gloomy bulletin on the war. "Although the science of entomology has made great progress in the last two decades," reports...

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