THE best preventives against these annoying bugs is corrosive sublimate and pyrethrum powder. Purchase a small bottle of the corrosive sublimate tablets, usually sold at the druggists for surgical purposes, and dissolve one in a quart of water. This solution is to be freely used about the cracks of the bed, after it has been taken apart, and also about any wooden furniture of the room as well as the woodwork of the room. The powder is then to be used freely. This process is to be repeated several times.
The bites themselves are best relieved by carbolic lotions, vinegar and water, ammonia and water, etc.
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