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Beware of The Dangerous House Fly.
KILL FLIES AND SAVE LIVES Kill at once every fly you can find and burn his body. Observers say that there are many reasons to believe there will be more flies this season than for a number of years. The killing of just one fly NOW means there will be billions and trillions less next summer. Clean up your own premises see and insist that your neighbors do like* wise. Especially clean "out-of-the-way-places," and every nook and cranny. Flies will not go where there is nothing to eat, and their principal diet is too tilthy to mention. THE FLY IS THE TIE THAT BINDS THE UNHEALTHY TO THE HEALTHY! The fly has no equal as a germ "carrier" as many as five hundred million germs have been found in and on the body of a single fly. It is definitely known that the fly is the "carrier' of the germs of typhoid fever it is widely believed that it is also the "carrier" of other diseases, in cluding possibly infantile paralysis. The very presence of a fly is a signal and notification that a housekeeper is uncleanly and inefficient. Do not wait until the insects begin to pester anticipate the annoyance April, May and June are the best months to conduct an anti-fly campaign The farming and suburban districts provide ideal breeding places, and the new born flies do not remain at their birth place but migrate, using rail roads and other means of transportation, to towns and cities. Kill flies and save lives! EDWARD HATCH, JR., Chairman. JOHN Y. CULYER, DANIEL D. JACKSON. DR. ALBERT VANDER VEER, April, 19 17. Committee. RECIPES FOR KILLING FLIES The United States Goverment makes the following suggestion for the de struction of house flies: Formaldehyde and sodium salicylate are the two best fly poisons. Both are superior to arsenic. They have their advantages for household use. They are not poison for children they are convenient to handle, their dilutions are simple and they attract the flies. PREPARATION OF SOLUTIONS. A formaldehyde solution of approximately the correct strength may be made by adding 3 teaspoonfuls of the concentrated formaldehyde solution commercially know as formalin, to a pint of water. Similarly, the proper concentration of sodium salicylate may be obtained by dissolving 3 tea spoonfuls of the pure chemical (a powder) to a pint of water. 34.