pests, home, insects, horticulture department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Household insects and similar pests are attracting more and more attention each year. Housewives are more strongly convinced than ever that these pests are not to be neglected, but must be treated as a dangerous and serious problem. Many of these home invading pests either completely consume or render our foods unfit for human use. Others destroy our clothing. Some are just simply nuisances around the house. The most dangerous group, however, is composed of those pests which carry and spread human diseases.
Ford, A. L., "Household Pests" (1925). SDSU Extension Circulars. 221.