When sulphur is burned in air or oxygen, sulphur dioxide is produced, which is a powerful disinfectant, used to fumigate rooms which have been occupied by persons suffering from some infectious disease.
The energy with which Ulysses, after the slaughter of the suitors, calls to Euryclea for "fire and sulphur" to purge (literally "fumigate") the dininghall from the pollution of their blood (Od.
fumigate houses infested by cockroaches, mice, rats, bedbugs and other pests.
fumigate clothes and other objects.
fumigate the place with poisons regularly.
fumigate the weight room or hose down the stair-climber to avoid catching something.
The remedy is to spray with kerosene emulsion or whale-oil soap; or if on cucumbers or tomatoes, it is best to fumigate with hydrocyanic acid gas, using one ounce of potassium cyanide to each woo cubic ft.
You can also fumigate an infected greenhouse with tecnazene smokes.
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