Issue 26 and Volume 65.

CORRESPONDENCE Cure for Insects in Fire Boxes To the Editor: For the benefit of those who take care of fire alarm systems and are troubled by ants or other insects getting into the fire boxes, I advise the use of kerosene oil for driving the insects away permanently. In a recent inspection I made of 25 fire alarm boxes I found seven of them inhabited by ants and their nests and the clock movement inside the round cases were black with ants, endangering the signal mechanism. No doubt many caretakers are troubled because of insects getting into boxes and I suggest they try this remedy which is effective. The ants come up through the ground pipe and by allowing the oil to go down the pipe and with an oil can or brush moisten the bottom and inside of the square box or shell, the ants and other insects are…

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