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Community Fly Control Operations (1952)

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Controlling fly infestations in populated areas.


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This U.S. government training film presents a plan of attack to control flies in any size of community. A case history involving the fictional town of "Jonesville" illustrates the four main elements, which are: 1) Planning - determine the extent of the problem by scientific investigation; 2) Education - inform the public of the problem and the solutions, working mainly through respected community leaders; 3) Sanitation - eliminate the major fly breeding sources (exposed garbage, animal shelters, industrial wastes, and outdoor toilets) by such methods as covered trash cans, sanitary landfills, and the replacement of privies with septic tanks; and 4) Chemical Control - to be used for immediate relief and to supplement the other methods of control. Written by yortsnave

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War On Flies!
18 August 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Community Fly Control Operations (1952)

** (out of 4)

We're taken to the small town of Jonesville where the locals are being bothered by millions of flies. You know, the type of flies that are filthy and land on people's food, which is yucky. Soon members from the United States Communicable Disease Center (who produced this short) show up to see what should be done. Here's one of the many educational shorts that were produced back in the day to help people know how to prevent certain things from happening. Subjects have included rats, mold, snakes and here we take a look at flies. The short basically tells people what they can do in their yards to prevent an outbreak of flies. They're also given the scare tactic of learning how disgusting flies are and especially when they land on your food. There's obviously nothing overly special here but at just twelve minutes it's mildly entertaining.

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