Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



Man has been in a struggle with the insects before the dawn of civilization. This struggle has continued without stopping. This struggle will always be a hindrance to man unless those insects are destroyed.

There has been a treaty declared between man and certain insects, but wherever their interests conflict the war still goes on. Neither man nor insect is able to claim the final victory.

The purpose of study is to find some scientific facts for controlling household insects. It was hoped that simple home remedies for controlling insects would be effective in this study.

The methods recommended are simple and each can be very easily employed without a great expense. It is hardly to be expected that such brief study could include all the insects that invade the household. An attempt has been made to find and describe effective methods for controlling four out of that number which every house keeper combats daily.

This study was made particularly for those who desire information regarding household pests and practical methods of controlling them. There will be a few technical terms used. There has been increasing effort towards accuracy of every statement. This study will include a brief summary of the life history of the insects as far as known. Also the latest practical methods found for controlling insects will be described. The scope of this study will analyze the economic importance of four household insects. The life history of each insect will be described. The practical method for controlling them will be shown by, fumigation, chemical compounds, and simple traps.

Committee Chair/Advisor

S.H. Settler


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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