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    Mosquitoes, Flies and Other Pests

    Also see South Australia - Natural Disasters - Locusts and Grasshoppers

    A remedy to ward off mosquitoes is in the Register,
    1 March 1856, page 3g:

    "I have been bitten worse than ever before since I tried his plan" was the response from a subscriber to the Register on
    4 March 1856, page 3d.
    Several amusing letters appear in the Observer on
    9 March 1872, page 4g.

    An interesting letter on colonial pests such as mosquitoes and flies is in the Register,
    3 June 1862, page 3b.

    The efficacy of "Mosquito Candles" is commented upon in the Observer,
    3 November 1866, page 5a.

    "Mosquitos" is in the Chronicle,
    24 January 1874, page 5a.

    On 15 May 1876 at page 4f the editor of the Register, in a conciliatory tone and with gentle humour, registered a protest against the predatory hordes of mosquitoes savaging the city and environs:

    However, a remedy to ward off this pest appears in the Register,
    17 January 1878, page 5b, viz,
    "the explosion of a small quantity of gunpowder"! on
    4 May 1878 at page 5b it is said:

    Seventeen years later he was pleased to advise that kerosene applied freely to the body was an effective deterrent - see Register,
    25 June 1895, page 5a and
    26 October 1912, page 14h.

    W.H. Birk's "mosquito cones" are discussed in the Register,
    25 March 1899, page 5c.

    "Mosquitoes and Disease" is in the Observer,
    7 October 1899, page 41c.

    Information on flies is in The Lantern,
    24 January 1880, page 5 (poem),
    23 April 1881, page 5.

    "Infinite Torment of Flies" is in the Register,
    17 January 1911, page 6c.

    "Death to Mosquitoes" is in the Register,
    26 October 1912, page 14h.

    "Flies and Food" is in the Observer,
    24 January 1914, page 46a.

    A mosquito killer is described in the Register, 10 January 1910, page 3e:

    A mosquito killer recipe is in the Register,
    4 December 1912, page 12h.
    Other deterrents are to be found in the Register on
    29 January 1915, page 4f,
    26 February 1915, page 7a,
    11 October 1921, page 4g,
    16 February 1916, page 4f

    "War on Mosquitoes" is in the Register,
    11 October 1921, page 4g,
    11, 25 and 26 October 1921, pages 11b, 6f and 8f,
    10 November 1921, page 6e,
    2 December 1921, page 10f,
    17 January 1922, page 6f,
    28 February 1922, page 6g,
    "Mosquitoes and Flies" on
    13 October 1922, page 6g.

    "Mosquitoes - An Adelaide Crusade" is in the Register on
    12 September 1922, page 10f; also see
    24 February 1923, page 8g,
    20 November 1923, page 13d,
    23 October 1924, page 8e,
    The News,
    12 January 1925, page 10b,
    3 August 1926, page 8f,
    The News,
    28 September 1926, page 5e,
    5 November 1927, page 15c,
    10 July 1928, page 18a,
    5 January 1929, page 16c.

    "Oil Those Mosquitoes" is in the Register,
    4 October 1927, page 8e,
    10 July 1928, page 10a,
    8, 9 and 10 January 1929, pages 15b, 15d and 6h,
    "Anti-Mosquito Campaign" in the Observer,
    14 July 1928, page 49e.

    "Mosquito Plague" is in the Register,
    9 and 10 January 1929, pages 15d and 6h.

    "Annoying Habits of the Mosquito" is in the Advertiser,
    7 January 1933, page 8g; also see
    13 October 1934, page 23b,
    1 February 1935, page 20g.

    "Destruction of Ants" is in the Observer,
    28 March 1857, page 8d,
    4 April 1857, page 7b.

    "House Flies - A Sanitary Hint" is in the Observer,
    12 March 1859, page 5h.

    A prescription for killing cockroaches is in the Observer,
    29 December 1860, page 5g.

    "How to Destroy Insect Pests" is discussed in the Advertiser,
    14 July 1890, page 3f.

    "The Fly Trouble in Summer" is in the Advertiser,
    27 November 1894, page 6h,
    "How to Get Rid of House Flies" on
    13 July 1909, page 6f,
    "Infinite Torment of Flies" in the Register,
    17 January 1911, page 6c.

    "The Ubiquitous Fly" is in the Register,
    10 January 1912, page 6f,
    "Kill That Fly" on
    25 January 1916, page 5a.

    "Swat That Fly" is in the Advertiser,
    3 May 1913, page 18f,
    "The Fly Pest" on
    1 December 1913, page 14c,
    "Beware of the Fly" in the Register,
    30 October 1924, page 5b,
    "Fly-proofing the Home" on
    8 November 1928, page 8g.

    "Anti-Mosquito Campaign" is in the Register,
    10 July 1928, page 10a.

    For information on "Rats" see Adelaide - Public Health.

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