old time remedies

How to get rid of bed bugs (c. 1777): gunpowder and Guinea-pepper, anyone?

September 28, 2010

On the eve of the Toronto bed bug summit, The Star takes a trip down memory lane, examining eighteenth-century bed bug killing methods, which were often more dangerous for humans than bed bugs: A 1777 English tract titled The Complete Vermin-Killer, for example, contains several prescriptions for killing bedbugs. First on the list: Beat some […]

Read the full article →