In Rhode Island and the rest of the nation there have been a lot of debate in the news and on the web about the subject of the Safety of Pesticides and if there is a need for Pest Control Companies. Most opinions are quite heated either for or against. Both sides have some very good points and should be researched.
Pest Control a very brief history. Since the beginning of time there has been a need for Pest Control. Chemical Pesticides date back 4,500 years, when the Ancient Sumerians used sulfur compounds as insecticides. The Egyptians and Chinese used herbs and oils to control insects and pests. The Chinese also used arsenic as an insecticide in gardens.
Some Pest Control Facts:
These Pest Control facts occur even with Thousands of qualified Pest Control experts throughout the United States. Could you imagine what life would be like without Pest Control? I can especially after reading a little bit of history. Some of which is The Black Plague in Europe in the fourteenth century, when millions of people, approximately 1/3 of Europe's population died from a mysterious disease, caused from Fleas on Rats. Today known as Bubonic Plague. Irelands Great Potato Famine caused by a fungus called Late Blight. This Pest Dramatically changed the history of both the U.S. and Ireland. In Kansas The Grasshopper Plague of 1874. Millions of grasshoppers or Locusts swarmed into Kansas devastating crops.
I hope this Post helps a little bit about the importance of Pest Control and the Pesticides they use.
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