Friday December 21, 2012

Did you know the first known use of pesticide was elemental sulfur dusting?

That the first known use of pesticide was elemental sulfur dusting. This method was used in ancient Sumer about 4,500 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia. That the first spring-loaded mousetrap was invented by William C. Hooker of Abingdon, Illinois? He received U.S. patent 528671 for his design in 1894. That the first legislation providing federal authority for regulating pesticides was enacted in 1910. Learn about more curious pest facts in our "Did You Know?" section of PestWeb. Follow the link below to learn more.

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