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Insects and Human Affairs

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth

Abstract

It is a commonplace that insects are the chief competitors with man for the domination of this planet. Insects destroy man’s growing crops, and defoliate his forests; they are responsible for the spread of nearly all the great epidemic fevers of the tropics and subtropics, and for the infection of his live-stock with some of their most fatal diseases. The structural timbers of his buildings are weakened and destroyed by insect attack; his household goods are ravaged by moths and beetles and a heavy toll is levied on his stored reserves of food, spices and tobacco.

Keywords

Chemical Insecticide Structural Timber Insect Attack Synthetic Insecticide Household Good 
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Copyright information

© V. B. Wigglesworth 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Council Unit of Insect PhysiologyUniversity of CambridgeUSA

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