03 September 2015

On This Day: Ant infestation


Red ants are just nasty. How to chase away those pesky creatures is a question that has been around probably as long as the ants themselves. On This Day in 1880, the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer reported that onions are effective tool in chasing them away. Cut fresh onions and lay them in your kitchen cupboards. This is reportedly an “excellent remedy!”

Source
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 3 September 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  



On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.