Insecticide sprinkler

Insecticide sprinkler

Instead of spraying water-based insecticides, sprinklers were sometimes used. The insecticide was not under pressure, but rather just dripped out from a tank onto the growing plants. Such dispensers were sometimes called “potato bug sprinklers” because their most common application was for controlling potato bugs.
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