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Ant Killer......
« on: April 12, 2011, 06:02:19 pm »
THIS COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT USING ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS.....IF YOU
 USE THEM
 
We live in the woods and carpenter ants are a huge problem. We have spent
 thousands of dollars with Orkin and on ant poisons trying to keep them under
 control but nothing has helped. So when I read somewhere that aspartame
 *(NutraSweet)* was actually developed as an ant poison and changed to being
 considered non-poisonous after it was realized that a lot more money could
 be made on it as a sweetener than as an ant poison, I decided to give it a
 try.
 
I opened two packets of aspartame sweetener, and dumped one in a corner of
 each of our bathrooms . That was about 2 years ago and I have not seen any
 carpenter ants for about 9 to 12 months. It works better than the most
 deadly poisons I have tried. Any time they show up again, I simply dump
 another package of NutraSweet in a corner, and they will be gone for a year
 or so again. Since posting this information I have had many people tell me
 of their success solving ant problems with this substance, when nothing else
 worked. I found later that small black ants would not eat the aspartame. It
 was determined that if you mixed it with apple juice, they would quickly
 take it back to the nest, and all would be dead within 24 hours, usually. I
 have found that sometimes it will kill them, and sometimes it does not. Not
 sure why, may be slightly different species of ants or something.
 
Fire Ants: We got our first fire ant hill about 2 weeks ago. Poison did not
 work. We tried aspartame and the ants ignored it until we got a light rain.
 It was just a sprinkle, enough to
 moisten the NutraSweet and ground, but not enough to wash it away. They went
 crazy, hundreds of them grabbing it and taking it back into the mound. When
 I checked the mound 2 days later, there was no sign of the fire ants. I even
 dug the mound up, and still saw none of them.
 
How does it Work: *Aspartame is a neuropoison..* It most likely kills the
 ants by nterfering with their nervous system. It could be direct, like
 stopping their heart, or something more subtle like killing their sense of
 taste so they can't figure out what is edible, or smell, so they can't
 follow their trails, or mis-identify their colonies members, so they start
 fighting each other. Not sure what causes them to end up dying, just know
 that for many species of ants it will kill them quickly and effectively.
 
As with any poison I recommend wearing gloves and washing any skin areas
 that come in contact with this poison, and avoid getting it in your mouth,
 despite anything the labeling may indicate.
 
More information on this poison can be found at: www.dorway.com
 
*The Truth About Aspartame...
 
*Aspartame is NOT a natural substance!*
 
*Aspartame is NOT a Diet Enhancement product!*
 
*Aspartame is NOT safe - for ANYONE!*
 
*Aspartame is NOT a food "additive" *
 
*Aspartame is an UNREGULATED and UNSAFE DRUG!*
 
*Aspartame in liquids turns to FORMALDEHYDE above freezing!*
 
*Aspartame is even worse for DIABETICS!*
 
*Aspartame poisoning is cumulative (it adds up!)*
 
*Aspartame byproducts get stored in your FAT!*
 
*Aspartame has 92 "Official" Side Effects (the worst is DEATH!)*
 
*Aspartame MIMICS a wide range of problems*
 
*Aspartame side effects are USUALLY MISDIAGNOSED!*
 
*People with MS are warned to stay away from Aspartame!
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Re: Ant Killer......
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 06:10:00 pm »
A chiropracter I went to gave me a lot of information just like this.   Also there are reports on the internet of people who have been greatly harmed.  It is a potent neurotoxin being served on hospital trays all over the country.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 06:12:22 pm by twirldoggy »

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Re: Ant Killer......
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 07:54:59 pm »
Urban Legend that's been circulating for some time; originated on a site called The Spoof.

http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/antpoison.asp
"Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me"

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Re: Ant Killer......
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 09:49:26 pm »
Well I will let you have all the aspertame you want

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Re: Ant Killer......
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 09:54:24 pm »
Aspertame is not a safe product.  It does turn into a deadly product when it is heated.   As long as it is cold or room temp it reverts back.  It is a chemical not a natural substance.  At least splenda is actually sugar with a molecule modification.
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Re: Ant Killer......
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 11:35:23 pm »
Well... I think I might try it.. just to see for myself. Have to find some fake sugar someplace though..

 I haven't found anything better than Terro liquid for getting rid of ants.. that stuff is amazing..
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Re: Ant Killer......
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 11:44:26 pm »
I agree 100% on the Terro.  Have never found anything that works better.  And it's cheap compared to the highly advertised products.
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Gloom, despair, and agony on me"

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Re: Ant Killer......
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 10:33:44 am »
I don't live in Elk County, but I find Terro Ant Baits at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, etc.  Cookson's may have it in Howard, but I am not sure.

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Re: Ant Killer......
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 01:12:12 pm »
Yes...Cookson do sell it.
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