Posted on November 11, 2011
Being Veterans’ Day an interesting fact some may not know is that the military was the control of disease – and disease-carrying insects and animals. In 1942, for every soldier felled in combat, eight soldiers were incapacitated by insect borne diseases. Entomologists in the National Museum of American History worked with the military medical units, training sanitary officers to identify which insects carried malaria, which mammals carried which ticks, and which Crustacean carried the parasitic disease schistosomiasis. The military sent a steady flow of specimens from war zones back to the Museum to identify and ensure that the correct organisms were eliminated; the Museums received over 10,000 mosquitoes alone in 1944.
So see, ticks, mosquitoes, insects have always caused problems, so if you have an insect or pest problem contact A1-Exterminators today, www.a1exterminators.com