Pesticides – Their History

When did mankind start using pesticides? Would you  believe 1000 BC?

Using chemicals to kill insects, weeds and diseases is nothing new. People have been using them for thousands of years.

True, wide-spread use didn’t occur until the 20th century, but it’s interesting to know that olive juice was used before Christ to control insects and weeds.

This history of pesticides is fascinating. Skip to page 2 for the fun stuff.     Pesticide Development – A Brief Look at the History

also see  Ancient and Modern Day Pest Control

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