The Andover Historical Society is preparing for Bancroft School 3rd graders to come visit for Andover at Work next week. We will be showing them some of our favorite collections pieces when they visit the 1818 barn and our Kidder and Swift Store including the Bug Death Box.
“Bug Death is a patented non-poisonous powder, and is entirely different from anything that has ever been placed on the market, and overcomes all the objections to the deadly poisons that the farmers have been obliged to use in the past. It is just as effectual as Paris Green and other dangerous insect powders. It is sure death to the potato, squash and cucumber bugs, currant and tomato worms, also other plant and vine eating pests.
The deadly effect on bugs will not always be as quick, but it is just as sure. Contrary to the arsenic preparations, it is a benefit to the plant, and the more freely used the better the plant will thrive, and for potatoes when blight is prevalent, the extra yield will more than pay all expense of Bug Death.”
If you are interested in volunteering for the Andover at Work school program or working with our collections call 978-475-2236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org