Old Poisons & Insecticides.

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You know we lived dangerously back in the day.

The pictured bottle of insect repellent branded Kakoda is a favourite of mine for some reason. It is very rare to find one of these, this one I found within the last few years.
Its a Brisbane Queensland company “Drug Houses of Australia”. This has a small amount of the repellent in it and it smells just like Aeroguard. It also has NEW on the bottle, I wonder how long it lasted?

I’ve included some photo of these items including the old tin pump sprays for household flyspray.. and the “Insectron” gadget below with Hexachloride tablets for slow burning, to kill ALL pests!

Yep, fill it up with some crazy poison and spread it thick around the house, that’ll get them them lil critters!

“Kill Em high, Kill em low, Kill em with the Ol Pea-Beu”!


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Page First Published on: May 12, 2014 @ 22:40

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  1. Jessica - April 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Peter,

    I am writing from 360 Degree Films in Melbourne. We are filming a documentary for the ABC on flies, and I came across your website when researching antique fly repellents. We are looking to film a collection and were wondering where you are based, and how extensive your collection is? We are particularly interested in ‘The Daisy Killer’, ‘The Flyola’ (a Japanese invention), ‘Mortein Fly Puffers’, Fly papers etc.

    If you would like more information about the film. Please feel free to visit our website. http://360degreefilms.com.au/productions/the-great-australian-fly/. I’d love to chat more about the film with you. Please send me an email, or give me a call on 03 8669 0540 if you are interested.

    Kind regards,
    Jessica

    • Pete

      Pete - April 12, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Jessica, thanks for browsing the site.
      I am a grocery enthusiast, old Aussie Products, so there is some Poisons as an example
      in my collection, however it is not extensive. I do collect these things to add to collection
      and those you mention I do not have sorry.
      What great work you are doing, and certainly, if I can be of assistance, I’m obliging.

  2. Rod Russell - June 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Just found an old Mortein fly spray pump and started looking up pictures of the old Mortein Logo to restore the pump back to original condition. Will send a photo as soon as it is finished.

  3. TRISTIN

    TRISTIN - August 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Hi, found this old bottle Kokoda Insect Repellent and your website site seems to have the only bottle. Is it worth anything?

  4. Pete

    Pete - August 10, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Tristin, that is a beauty, Yes for sure it is worth something, not many of these can be found as you have probably realised browsing the web.
    This one is slightly different from mine, I think the marbled bakelite lid is cool if it’s original. There is some staining to the label and perhaps some fading which always detracts from price.. If you want to sell it I’d be interested, simply cause I have a different bottle.. I have good feedback as ebay seller.. Great Find!

  5. Steve

    Steve - June 12, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Hey Pete, so glad I found your site, just looking at the insect killers,do you remember one from the 1970’s I think called Shelltox Tropical Strength fly spray, from memory the tv ad used to claim it was used in the Africas or somewhere to kill the deadly tetse fly?

  6. Liz

    Liz - March 12, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Hi Peter, I have recently found a bottle of Kokoda insect repellent as well as a bottle of ‘medicinal Castor oil’ and ‘Faulding Glycerin’. I’m not sure as to what to do with them. Would you be interested?

  7. Pete

    Pete - March 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Hi Liz… Amazing what we find huh! Thanks for your offer but I already have all of these. You could try e-bay or gumtree if you were wanting to sell them. If not they would make good talking points as a display. Cheers P.

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