While clearing out an old shed, I found this tin which made me shudder. The price written on it (4s10d) shows its age, and the slogan is quite correct - Flit KILLS.
Most of the text is right too, although the claim that it was harmless when used as directed is perhaps contentious.
Perhaps they should have added that 'the little bugs run and hide, but die later and are eaten by higher animals, so decimating the whole food chain.
That's all in the past now - or is it? A campaign to allow the use of DDT in the Third World to fight malaria, denge fever and other diseases is being fought with great intensity on both sides.
I couldn't possibly comment.