I finally got my Mum’s explanation as to how they got rid of bugs at their posiolek. They used “wapno” = lime. They collected fresh limestones and putMessage 1 of 5 , Sep 24, 2006View Source
I finally got my Mum’s explanation as to how they got rid of bugs at their posiolek.
They used “wapno” = lime. They collected fresh limestones and put them in water till they bubbled. Their hut was made of logs and the spaces inbetween had been stuffed with moss, so they removed all the moss, washed the walls and the wooden bunk beds with boiling water and then the limewater. They then replaced the hay they had in their mattresses. This way they managed to stay lice and bedbug free.
I don’t suppose they were the only family to do this – what about our other members whose families were at Monastyriok – Michael Kulik?
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I’m sure that my mother said they didn’t have any bugs in their “home” at Monastyriok, Archangelsk but I can’t remember how grandmother managed to get rid of them. I’ll ask my mum again.
As Simon said, these things can happen even nowadays so it might be good to get some tips.