House Rats and Mice
by David E. Lantz
The rat is the worst animal pest in the world.
From its home among filth it visits dwellings and storerooms to pollute and destroy human food.
It carries bubonic plague and many other diseases fatal to man and has been responsible for more untimely deaths among human beings than all the wars of history.
In the United States rats and mice each year destroy crops and other property valued at over $200,000,000.
This destruction is equivalent to the gross earnings of an army of over 200,000 men.