Pest control in Panama, circa 1915-1920

Pest control in Panama, circa 1915-1920

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Caption: Pest control in Panama. Man spraying a ditch with oil to prevent mosquito larvae living in the water. Photographed in Panama between 1915 and 1920. Pest control efforts in Panama during this period included attempts to control mosquitoes to prevent malaria and yellow fever in the workers building the Panama Canal (1904-1914). French efforts to build the Canal had failed in the 1880s due to outbreaks of disease, but by the time of the US construction it was known that mosquitoes were responsible for spreading such diseases.

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