A fly poison that is harmless to man may be made from quassia wood as follows:

Quassia.........1,000 parts

Molasses....... 150 parts

Alcohol......... 50 parts

Water...........5,750 parts

Macerate the quassia in 500 parts of water for 24 hours, boil for half an hour, set aside for 24 hours, then press out the liquid. Mix this with the molasses and evaporate to 200 parts. Add the alcohol and the remaining 750 parts of water, and without filtering, saturate absorbent paper with it.

This being set out on a plate with a little water attracts the flies, which are killed by partaking of the liquid.

Sticky Preparations

I

Rosin........... 150 parts

Linseed oil....... 50 parts

Honey........... 18 parts

Melt the rosin and oil together and stir in the honey.

II

Rapeseed oil..... 70 parts

Rosin........... 30 parts

Mix and melt together.

III

Rosin........... 60 parts

Linseed oil....... 38 parts

Yellow wax...... 2 parts

IV

Rosin...........     10 parts

Turpentine......       5 parts

Rapeseed oil......      5 parts

Honey...........       1 part

Sprinkling Powders for Flies

I

Long peppers, powdered ............ 5 parts

Quassia wood, powdered............ 5 parts

Sugar, powdered .... 10 parts Mix, moisten the mixture with 4 parts of alcohol, dry, and again powder. Keep the powder in closely stoppered jars, taking out a sufficient quantity as desired.

II

Orris root, powdered 4 parts Starch, powdered.... 15 parts

Eucalyptol.......... 1 part

Mix. Keep in a closely stoppered jar or box. Strew in places affected by flies.

Fly Essences

I

Eucalyptol......... 10 parts

Bergamot oil....... 3 parts

Acetic ether........ 10 parts

Cologne water...... 50 parts

Alcohol, 90 per cent. 100 parts

Mix. One part of this "essence" is to be added to 10 parts  of water and sprayed around the rooms frequently.

II

Eucalyptol........     10 parts

Acetic ether.......       5 parts

Cologne water.....     40 parts

Tincture of insect powder (1:5)... .     50 parts