This proves a temptation to the vermin too great to be resisted.
It is chiefly employed in destroying rats and other vermin, and in driving rabbits from their burrows.
One day there appeared upon the scene a piper clad in a fantastic suit, who offered for a certain sum of money to charm all the vermin into the Weser.
One advantage of using edgings of this kind, especially in kitchen gardens, is that they do not harbour slugs and similar vermin, which all live edgings do, and often to a serious extent, if they are left to grow large.
The cultivation of osiers is attended with many disturbing causes - winter floods, spring frosts, ground vermin and insect pests of various kinds, sometimes working great havoc to the crop.
The various species of rapacious animals are disappearing, together with the colonies of marmots; the insectivores are also becoming scarce in consequence of the destruction of insects; while vermin, such as the suslik, or pouched marmot (Spermophilus), and the destructive insects which are a scourge to agriculture, become a real plague.
The comparatively rapid growth of the tree is its great recommendation to the planter; it is best raised from acorns sown on the spot, as they are very bitter and little liable to the attacks of vermin; the tree sends down a long tap-root, which should be curtailed by cutting or early transplanting, if the young trees are to be removed.
Powell contends that in a proper sense none of the Indian tribes was nomadic, but that, governed by water-supply, bad seasons and superstition (and discomfort from vermin must be added), even the Pueblo tribes often tore down and rebuilt their domiciles.
It acts as a weak antiseptic. It is used for enriching coal gas, as a vermin killer, in the manufacture of certain azo dyes, and in the preparation of phthalic acid (q.v.).
p. 39 1), who made a collection of 50 different specimens of the vermin which infested his bedroom in Guayaquil.
To gamekeepers and those interested in the preservation of game, all animals such as the pole-cat, weasel, stoat, hawks, owls, &c., which destroy the eggs or young of preserved birds, are classed as "vermin," and the same term includes rats, mice, &c. It is also the collective name given to all those disgusting and objectionable insects that infest human beings, houses, &c., when allowed to be in a filthy and unsanitary condition, such as bugs, fleas, lice, &c.
Poisonous amounts of phosphorus are frequently taken or administered, criminally or accidentally, it being easily accessible to the public in the form of matches or of vermin pastes.
Species of mungoose (Herpestes), species of otter, Mustela erminea, and two ferrets, one of them with tortoise-shell marks, tamed by the Afghans to keep down vermin; a marten (M.
It is stated to form with alum-water a size or cement highly offensive to vermin, and with two parts of wheaten flour the material for a strong bookbinder's paste.
In Normandy the farmers still employ children under twelve to run through the fields and orchards armed with torches, setting fire to bundles of straw, and thus it is believed driving out such vermin as are likely to damage the crops.
Cover for sails and covers, damaged by vermin.
They were originally used to pursue foxes, badgers, otters and vermin.
Others still, use rifles for vermin control or deer stalking.
Nationally, the vermin problem is increasing due to more litter on our streets.
The dampness also attracts other things you don't want in your crawl space, like vermin, bugs and other small creatures.
Among the natural causes may be classed all failures of crops due to excess or defect of rainfall and other meteorological phenomena, or to the ravages of insects and vermin.
This consists mainly in the storing only of such fruits as are dry and in proper condition; in judicious ventilation, especially in the presence of large quantities of newlygathered fruit; in the prompt removal of all decaying fruit; and in the exclusion of vermin.
Generally the houses are filthy and ill ventilated and swarm with vermin.
Charles made the malicious remark that nothing was safe from Don John - not even vermin.
adulterated, pesticide laced and vermin infested foods that are sold in many parts of Asia.
delouse when we were taken out of the line for a rest meant the delousing drill...our clothes were full of vermin!
discourages vermin, fresh/dry food every peck.
infested with vermin.
No problems with vermin either, as I only have the rabbit muck in the two bags.
Men and officers still pestered with vermin and which are impossible to be rid of.
Bred to follow vermin into the rock piles, they are very athletic dogs.
Wherever they were, I was glad that they were nowhere to be seen, as I found them an utterly repulsive vermin.
strewn with litter and rotting rubbish attract vermin and disease.
Eliminates wastage, discourages vermin, fresh/dry food every peck.
Do not leave litter or food on the towpath, discarded food can attract vermin.
Simply stating ' shooting vermin ' or ' shooting deer ' is not sufficient.
Some now began to undress, and three of them stripped naked to look over their clothes to destroy the vermin.
Provided that nothing herein contained shall extend to prevent any person employed by the Conservators or acting with their consent from killing vermin.
Owls helped to keep vermin away from the corn.
Most of the game consists of rounding up rabbits or other vermin into the swirling vortex of your vacuum vehicle machine.
Then, an attack of feral spiders separates her and Shadow from the human vermin, and nearly kills her protector.
Attila the Mom 23-6-2006 " Cats are nothing but vicious, destructive vermin " .
The ship abounded in cockroaches and more intimate vermin.
In that time you could shoot at least a dozen of the furry little vermin.
Hide from reality where you cannot hurt anyone by setting disease ridden vermin free to hurt other humans!
vermin proof in the interests of current standards of hygiene.
vermin control or deer stalking.
vermin problem is increasing due to more litter on our streets.
vermin control service covering problems with the above five pests.
vermin traps for quick UK delivery from our own large stocks.
So we are now banned from hunting vermin with dogs, but are gleefully destroying valuable food species.
It is frequently raised at once by sowing the acorns on the ground where the trees are required, the fruit being gathered in the autumn as soon as shed, and perfectly ripe seeds selected; but the risk of destruction by mice and other vermin is so great that transplanting from a nursery-bed is in most cases to be preferred.
Places that are strewn with litter and rotting rubbish attract vermin and disease.
Attila the Mom 23-6-2006 " Cats are nothing but vicious, destructive vermin ".
Hide from reality where you cannot hurt anyone by setting disease ridden vermin free to hurt other humans !
The bin which holds grain for milling into flour has been modified to be vermin proof in the interests of current standards of hygiene.
For an additional £ 21.99 per year they will offer a vermin control service covering problems with the above five pests.
Long straw is always covered with wire netting to protect the thatch from bird and vermin damage.
UK manufacturers & suppliers of humane and live catch animal / vermin traps for quick UK delivery from our own large stocks.
His arrival, however, roused the suspicion of the natives, and under King Mwanga's orders he was lodged in a filthy hut swarming with rats and vermin.
hansom (cab) drivers needed a small, intelligent dog to guard their cabs and dispense with vermin in the stables.
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