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_ A Semimonthly Journal for Farmers.
%.r " ' ^ 1 5T0CK-RAISERS.ah0 THEIR FAMILIES. '' '21' STARKVILLE, MISS. SEP I EMBER IS, t90S. SO CENTS A YEAR. MCdonnia 1 asciata "“.ate E i.<; x, Glma | ® *• A. • 4i* ;~a: i I ••• ' ir*’. M u * For *.n >c who arc not familiar the ve ->w fever mosquito, .-i. companvmg illustration c ve a fa:r idea of its appear 's general appearance, i grey mo*4mto with white cd legs and with white jirTpew acres* the abdomen, pie distinctive marking* of ths* me t arc the f ur silvery white foe- • n the top of the thorax let'' en the wing*. The two •■t- ; line* arc a!wav* carved »*'i vn n the drawing. One ■B hnd ther mom; as toe* with nfci'c anded leg* and abdomen tel n n • w th the four white jle* n the thorax. Moreover. W* sc -■ u to * active during | tteda • r.c while other mowqui-i EC Rcra..r active un.y at w Rg rule* for get* ! a . mfUitoc* Save •“•Rt out bjr Surgcoo a 4 ter Wyman, and arc r' to the »ituation that i if . ’ them here. t .vc tn the tj •%3.ch thev breed, c n '. often t!y a long 31 3d ' i breed on.v in * **l*r - n artificial coi Wbcr. - : vv 4 ter i. Thr .Rg mo*4uito, or * water at !ca»t H*eo tr> : .4, ia v*!. L Ailho'.c j t.jc vk:ggier% live * water, tiic, oiont come fre* quently to the surface to breathe. 5. Coal oil oo the surface of the water prevents the wafers fruen breathing. Destroy the breeding places and you will dcstory the mos quito. 7. Empty the water from all coops, kennel*, etc. 10. Treat with coal oil all standing water which cannot be screened or dra.ncd 1 ounce of oil will cover 15 square feet of surface . The oil does cot af fect the water for use if the water is drawn from below. The Yellow Fever Mosquito tubs, buckets, cans, flower pets, vases, once every forty-eight hours. H. Fill or drain al! polls, ditches, unfilled postholes, and the like. Change regularly every day all water needed in chicken Stctfoinia fasciata enlarged 11. When oil is applied to standing water it must be dis tributed evenly over the surface. 12. Put tine wire nutting over c sterns, wells, and tanks of water in everyday use. I t. Places m which it is unde i sirabit* to put oil, such as water* ■tg troughs f. r -1<-ck. lily ponds, and ho forth, can be kept tree from wigylers by putting in gold tish or minnows. 1*. Clean a a ay all weeds, grass, and bu-bes about ditches, ponds, and o'lnr : >ssibie 'breed ing places, since these afford a hiding place tor the mosquitoes. 1'. Clean up vacant lots and back yards of ail cans, tins, bottles, and rubbish. lb. First do away with, or treat, all places where mosqui toes are known to breed, and then begin to work on places where they might breed. 17. Inspect and treat with coal oil. gutters, culverts, ditches, manholes, catching basins, etc., along the roadside. Manhole cover* should be screened. 1H. Houses should be cleared of mosquitoes bv burning 1 pound of insect powder or 2 pounds of sulphur to 1 ,>H) cubic feet of space. The mosquitoes will fall to the floor and should be collected and burned. T*. Success in mosquito de struction depends upon the co operation of the members of the entire community. 20. While the infection of yellow fever is carried by a sin gle species of mosquito tthe Stegorayia , to insure its de struction it is necessary to destroy all mosquitoes. A small quantity of oil of pen nyroyal or oil of cloves will drive flies away from the house or stable, but the trouble is it doesn't last very long.