The Dragon Hunters
Discusses the ladybug, citrus whitefly, ants, gypsy moths, the cereal leaf beetle, screwworms, alfalfa weevils, locusts, boll weevils, budworms, grasshoppers, flies, leaf miners, mosquitoes, wasps, and other parasites and pests and scientists' methods to control them.
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