Louisiana Red Brick Dust has been used for centuries to scrub their front steps in order to ward off curses, evil, and bad juju. Adding the dust to chamber lye (urine), ammonia, or vinegar is called "reddening" and used along with blueing, produces a very powerful effect with cleansing and protecting a home.
To lay red brick dust around your home will keep those who wish to steal, or do any other harm from crossing, onto your property. Allegedly, evil can not step over the line of dust.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, get up before dawn without speaking to anyone and wash your doorstep with your own urine and water.