Cigar ashes are splendid when used as a tooth powder; when sprinkled plentifully into furs before storing; when placed about the roots of potted plants to kill the insects.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ame, ames, ash, ashes, cigar, cigar ash, cigar ashes, cigars, fur, furs, insect, insects, plant, plants, powder, teeth, tooth, tooth powder | Comment (0)
Two pounds of alum dissolved in three or four quarts of boiling water and applied to all cracks and crevices, will keep out ants, roaches, spiders, bedbugs, etc., etc.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, alum, ant, ants, bedbug, bedbugs, bug, bugs, crack, crevice, insect, insects, roach, roaches, spider, spiders, vermin | Comment (0)
Dissolve two pounds of alum in three or four quarts of water. Let it remain over night till all the alum is dissolved. Then with a brush, apply boiling hot to every joint or crevice in the closet or shelves where croton bugs, ants, cockroaches, etc., intrude; also to the joints and crevices of bedsteads, as bed bugs dislike it as much as croton bugs, roaches, or ants. Brush all the cracks in the floor and mop-boards. Keep it boiling hot while using.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, ants, bedbugs, bug, bugs, cockroaches, croton bugs, insect, insecticide, insects, repellent, roaches, vermin, water, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Put some strong snuff in the cracks and holes from whence they come. The parings of cucumbers will, if strewn about near their holes, drive them away.
Source: Cassell’s Household GuideFiled under Remedy | Tags: beetle, beetles, cassell, cricket, crickets, cucumber, insect, insecticide, insects | Comment (0)
One raw egg, well beaten; half a pint of vinegar; one ounce of spirits of turpentine; a quarter of an ounce of spirits of wine; a quarter of an ounce of camphor. These ingredients to be beaten well together, then put in a bottle and shaken for ten minutes, after which, to be corked down tightly to exclude the air. In half an hour it is fit for use.
Directions: To be well rubbed in, two, three or four times a day. For rheumatism in the head, to be rubbed at the back of the neck and behind the ears.
Source: Enquire Within Upon Everything.Filed under Remedy | Tags: bite, bruise, bruises, camphor, egg, insect, lumbago, pain, pains, rheumatism, spirit, spirits, twitter-archive, vinegar | Comment (0)