Map Your Storage Area to Find Equipment Easily, Encourage Hens to Lay with Salt Eggs, and More Country Lore

Get rid of aphids with a homemade potassium-based insectidal soap, cover seeds with damp fill sand after rainy weather planting, remove a coffee stain with beer, control yellow jackets and ants with borax syrup, make a crawl space comfortable with scrap plywood, keep cool with an old hat dipped in water, reuse jars to freeze leftover vegetables, use a banana peel for shoe polish, get eggshell fragments out with eggshell halves, control fleas with petroleum jelly, bait mouse traps with peanut butter, keep mice away with a pet hamster, and other handy tips from MOTHER’s readers. Originally published as "Ants, Aphids & Other Pests" in the August/September 1992 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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