I can't stand artificial sweeteners anyway, but now there's another reason to avoid 'em
BTW, Snopes has nothing on this...
NUMBER 1 ANT KILLER A MUST READ.
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS Fast At Becoming The Number 1 Ant Killer. You
Have To Read This One! Another Reason To Avoid This Stuff!
THIS "SHOULD" 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 Interfering 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:
"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
- 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
- Aspartame MIMICS a Wwide Range of Problems
- Aspartame Side Effects are USUALLY
- People with MS are Warned to Stay Away