posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 08:53 AM
On more of a serious note however here is something that my mother in-law passed down to us and works quite well. (she has chickens so gets a lot of
There is a toadstool called the Amanita muscaria, you know the one that you see in fairy tales that is red with white spots on it?
Its common name is Fly Agaric or Fly Amanita and the toadstool is extremely toxic to flies and potentially dangerous to humans.
At the back end of August through until end of October this toadstool grows in the humid pine forests around the area where we live and my mother
in-law normally picks about 15 to 20 of these (of course wearing disposable gloves and separating from other mushrooms to avoid cross
Once they have been picked she hashes them up and adds 5 hashed up boiled egg yellows (not the whites) and a couple of tablespoons of sugar and then
lets everything go completely dry before storing in an airtight container for future yearly use.
During the summer time she shakes a little of this mixture onto a plate and places it outside on the kitchen windowsill (with window closed of
All types of flies are attracted to this mixture (common house flies, bluebottles etc...)...
Result being that the flies will land on this concoction and die shortly afterwards (it can also be placed in the inside of the house but of course
away from little hands and foodstuffs)
More info here on the toadstool :
To get rid of house spiders, place a basket of Conkers (horse chestnuts) on the windowsill... and Hey presto... no more screaming spouse!
edit on 10-7-2013 by Rodinus because: Word added
edit on 10-7-2013 by Rodinus because: More crap spelling... i must
stop eating mushrooms!