Thursday, June 6, 2013

How to Kill Bedbugs, 1777

"Spread Gun-powder, beaten small, about the crevices of your bedstead; fire it with a match, and keep the smoak in; do this for an  hour or more; and keep the room close several hours."
The Complete Vermin-Killer: A Valuable and Useful Companion for Families, in Town and Country (1777)
Oh, you want to kill the bedbugs without exploding your bed and reducing your neighborhood to a smoking pile of debris? Then you have never had bedbugs.

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