Bug Wars: When We Tried to Turn Insects into Soldiers

An adult dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis). Coloured etching. Wellcome Collection

Let's be honest: Bugs aren't everyone's cup of tea, but they're fascinating, crucial parts of the ecosystem. They're also, according to a few eggheads, the perfect weapons of war. Join the guys as they explore the bizarre experiments governments conducted in the field of entomological warfare.