[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 :)
> 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.
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