This advertisement appeared in The Hood River Glacier in March 1898. Some of these sprays are still in use-- lime, sulphur, Bordeaux mix. Blue Vitriol is copper sulphate. Paris green is an arsenic compound which kills rodents.
But I'm guessing whale oil soap isn't common any more. Perhaps it's been replaced by dormant oils?
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Acme Compound was used by coyotes to catch roadrunners.
Jeffrey Bryant on 6th November 2020 @ 7:28pm
I was going to suggest a more modern definition for Blue Vitriol: harsh words spoken by a Democrat. Maybe it's too soon after the election for political humor.
kmb on 7th November 2020 @ 9:09am
When I was raising sheep, I used Blue Vitriol on their feet, when they got foot rot.
As for rodents, I don't know how orchardists and crop farmers cope with them. I just finished building a raised garlic bed, and put down two layers of wire, to keep the gophers out.
L.E. on 7th November 2020 @ 11:44am
"Let us spray" - that's hilarious.
Will on 8th November 2020 @ 7:52pm