[Sca-cooks] Off topic but important

Laura C. Minnick lcm at jeffnet.org
Thu Jan 31 06:02:51 PST 2013

Oh! Sorry, I'd forgotten that you weren't in the US or western Europe. 
You sure get around, girl!

In that case, go to the chemist/pharmacy, tell them you need borax 
powder, and where can you find it. There's a very old-fashioned remedy 
for conjuctivitis (pink eye) that involves a solution of borax ans warm 
water (not terribly old, as my mom used to do it and she's not of a vast 
age). They should be able to help you find it.

We mix it with a bit of honey and spread it into a film, on a small 
dish. The ants crawl in thinking they're getting a free snack, and are 
poisoned by the borax.

I don't know of any simple ways to get rid of the pantry moths. Around 
here, they usually come into the house on a box or paper sack of 
something they like- flour, or pancake mix for instance. Throwing it all 
out, scalding the shelving and pantry walls and floor, and freezing 
everything you bring in for a few days before putting it on the shelf 
helps, but they can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks, and will 
repopulate before you know it. There's a few anti-bug recipes/hints in 
the _Menagier de Paris_, right after the instructions for keeping your 
husband well. They might be worth trying Or again, asking the chemist 
what they might suggest. I'd offer to send you some of the traps, but 
I'm not sure Customs would let them through.


On 1/31/2013 4:06 AM, Ana Valdés wrote:
> Sorry I should add "I am now living in Uruguay, the most southern country
> of South America" :) I moved last year from the extrem North (Sweden, where
> I lived for 34 years) to the extrem South :)
> Ana
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Laura C. Minnick <lcm at jeffnet.org> wrote:
>> You can get it most easily in the laundry soap aisle- "20 Mule Team"
>> laundry borax. Kills ants, your cats won't eat it.
>> Liutgard

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