Skip Navigation

DDT

Series Title(s):
United States Navy training film
Contributor(s):
United States. Navy Department Bureau of Aeronautics.
Publication:
[Washington, DC] : Navy Dept., 1944
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
DDT
Insect Control -- methods
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
In this military training film, the use of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) as an insecticide and larvicide is explained. The first sample of DDT was submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, Division of Insects Affecting Man and Animals in November 1942 for evaluation. It was found to be effective in small quantities when mixed with fuel oil and spread over a large area. DDT affects the nervous systems and motor coordination of insects.The proper ways to handle pure DDT concentrate in powder form, to mix the powder with fuel oil, and to mix the powder with a dry medium (flour, road dust, etc.) are shown. The most efficient methods of spraying DDT in solution or powder are illustrated by malaria control teams in an abandoned native village and in military barracks, in mess halls, on screening and garbage cans, in a bivouac area, in the interior of an airplane, on a man's hair and beard, in a food storage area, on a pond, and in standing water. Larviciding with DDT from an airplane is also shown. Shots include: Laboratory scientists working with DDT; insect larvae; insects swarming.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
016 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Provenance:
Received: Oct. 13, 1960 as a donation from the U.S. Navy.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
9200346A (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
United States Navy training film
Contributor(s):
United States. Navy Department Bureau of Aeronautics.
Publication:
[Washington, DC] : Navy Dept., 1944
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
DDT
Insect Control -- methods
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
In this military training film, the use of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) as an insecticide and larvicide is explained. The first sample of DDT was submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, Division of Insects Affecting Man and Animals in November 1942 for evaluation. It was found to be effective in small quantities when mixed with fuel oil and spread over a large area. DDT affects the nervous systems and motor coordination of insects.The proper ways to handle pure DDT concentrate in powder form, to mix the powder with fuel oil, and to mix the powder with a dry medium (flour, road dust, etc.) are shown. The most efficient methods of spraying DDT in solution or powder are illustrated by malaria control teams in an abandoned native village and in military barracks, in mess halls, on screening and garbage cans, in a bivouac area, in the interior of an airplane, on a man's hair and beard, in a food storage area, on a pond, and in standing water. Larviciding with DDT from an airplane is also shown. Shots include: Laboratory scientists working with DDT; insect larvae; insects swarming.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
016 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Provenance:
Received: Oct. 13, 1960 as a donation from the U.S. Navy.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
9200346A (See catalog record)