[ How to Destroy Mites and Weevils ] Dr. William James Almon
Date: Late 18th century; exact date unknown.
Manuscript Notebook of Dr. William James Almon
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,045
Instructions for making and applying a concoction used to rid granaries of mites and weevils, p. 156.
How to destroy MITES and WEEVILS.
Let the walls and rafters above and below of such gran-
aries as are infested, be covered completely with quick
lime, slacked in water, in which tresoil, worm-wood, and
hyssop have been boiled. This composition should be
applied as hot as possible. A farmer, who had the gran-
aries empty, collected quantities of the largest sized
ants in sacks, and scattered them about the place infested
with weevils. The ants immediately fell upon and de-
voured them all.