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  • #324579

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I received this from a friend, I was skeptical at first, but figured what the heck.
    So the first time I tried it, I was amazed how they were attractive they were to it.
    I even use this mixed with Borax
    Seems to work, even the sweeteners alone,
    I prefer to use the sweeteners alone in my backyard, safer for my dogs and more importantly my daughter.
    NUMBER 1 ANT KILLER, A MUST READ.
       

     *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:
      *www.dorway.com*
      <http://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!

    Catherine Durham
    Sunrise Mills Natural Choice.
     

    #324594

    Anonymous

    Catherine Durham
    Sunrise Mills Natural Choice.

    Seems a bit self-serving.

    #324602

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Hmm. Seems like I’ve heard this somewhere before. I believe I’m seen a few products that have removed aspartame in favor of another product, apparently for fear of health concerns.

    For better or worse, products frequently change. PT lumber has gone through several chemical changes in the last 10-15 years. It’s not what it used to be, but it’s “safer.”

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #324612

    Good info Brian. I currently have a ant trail coming into my house. Tried the traps and baits but doesn’t seem to work. Going to try what you posted. Thanks.

    #324777

    rylim
    Pro
    Missouri City, Texas

    @boschmanbrian Thanks for the tips and I would ask my friend to give a shot

    #324850

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Termite is always an enemy of a wooden house. Recently my friend realizes that one part of his door has been bitten by termite and he worries that the termite may spread to other part of the house.

    Hope someone could share his knowledge with me

    It’s time to tent the house!!!

    If the ants are building up their own nest inside the house, what would be the best solution?

    Tent the house!!!!

    I had a big termite problem where I used to live. And, fire ants were living in a huge nest under the foundation.

    Here are some tips:

    TERMITES:
    If you have termites, make sure there is no water touching the house. Ground dwelling termites are attracted to water, believe it or not. I used to tell my customers to place a gravel bed about a foot wide all around the house and make sure there is absolutely no water touching that area.

    ANTS:
    The ant problem is simple. For ants that are invading the house, NEVER spray them with insecticide. The ants emit a pheromone when they’re dying and it attracts armies of ants.
    Instead, if you see ants inside your house, vacuum them up. That way, they can’t signal the others to rescue them.
    Then, find the entry hole, usually near a corner. Make a big circle of vaseline petroleum jelly around the entry hole, leaving plenty of room inside the circle for ants to come out and roam within the circle. Place just a few grains of MaxForce ant killer inside the circle. Within a week the ants will all be dead, I guarantee you!
    Another thing you can put inside the vaseline circle is those little liquid ant bait stations. Same good results.

    Ants cannot cross a barrier of vaseline. It will kill them because it plugs up their breathing holes in their ‘bellies’. But don’t use any other salve. Only vaseline works.

    Double D really nails it right here. Dam this women knows her stuff!!!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #324851

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I received this from a friend, I was skeptical at first, but figured what the heck.
    So the first time I tried it, I was amazed how they were attractive they were to it.
    I even use this mixed with Borax
    Seems to work, even the sweeteners alone,
    I prefer to use the sweeteners alone in my backyard, safer for my dogs and more importantly my daughter.
    NUMBER 1 ANT KILLER, A MUST READ.

    *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:
    *www.dorway.com*
    <http://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!

    Catherine Durham
    Sunrise Mills Natural Choice.

    Right on Boschmanbrian!!! This is the post of the year right here….!!!!!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #324860

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    We are getting a lot of fire ants around here. they don’t do any real damage to much other than the mounds they create. And will leave you alone for the most part in till you disturb there mound/nest. Then it’s on. Very painful bite’s. About the best way I have found to get rid of them is to poor gas on the mound and leave it to soak in.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #324867

    Doobie
    Pro

    Aspertame may kill ants, but we’re not ants. Sorry, but to me that’s not convincing me of anything. I don’t use Aspertame products, and for humans, refined sugars are seen by many to be bad for you as well.

    #325089

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I have tried it at work. And was surprised it was working. I know we are not ants. It was just something someone sent to me, so I decided to pass it along here. Figure it can’t be all that bad, I definitely didn’t want to start using chemicals around my house with my daughter and 2 dogs. So this was a safer alternate, and the dogs don’t even bother with the sweeteners.

    I don’t bother if they are out in my yard, I would rather they be out there than in my home.

    Hey you can try it if you like if not don’t.

    And yes when I received this email I to was skeptical,
    After having a problem at work, I remembered about this, and fight hey I’ll give it a try,
    It seems to be working.

    #325218

    I definitely didn’t want to start using chemicals around my house with my daughter and 2 dogs. So this was a safer alternate, and the dogs don’t even bother with the sweeteners.

    I’m the same way. I have little house dogs and don’t want them to get into the chemically stuff so I’m trying to find alternatives.

    I’ve used cinnamon to keep ants out of our bird cage. Seems to work.

    For me the best thing I’ve used so far is a spray bottle of soapy water. I use dawn dishwashing soap and mix with tap water. So far it kills all ants it comes in contact with and wipes up easily after they are dead. If you keep hitting the trails coming into the house they eventually give up.

    #325505

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Aspertame is illegal in a lot of European countries and the only reason it legal here is because a former POTUS owed a big chemical co. a big favor and singed it through.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #326229

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    Aspertame is illegal in a lot of European countries and the only reason it legal here is because a former POTUS owed a big chemical co. a big favor and singed it through.

    That’s scary, well money talks

    @maukarunner thanks for the dawn trick, think I will try that as well, bonus at least the house will be clean inside and of lol.

    #326419

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    For me the best thing I’ve used so far is a spray bottle of soapy water. I use dawn dishwashing soap and mix with tap water. So far it kills all ants it comes in contact with and wipes up easily after they are dead. If you keep hitting the trails coming into the house they eventually give up.

    Great tip MR, Thank you for posting.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #326568

    One more thing. When mixing make sure you don’t skimp on the soap. I put enough so the mixed liquid feels kinda slippery.

    #326594

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    One more thing. When mixing make sure you don’t skimp on the soap. I put enough so the mixed liquid feels kinda slippery.

    So what happens?? Do they slip and fall down and bump their little heads and die?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #326606

    One more thing. When mixing make sure you don’t skimp on the soap. I put enough so the mixed liquid feels kinda slippery.

    So what happens?? Do they slip and fall down and bump their little heads and die?

    They drown since they breathe through their bodies.

    #326622

    Jummul
    Pro

    I’ll be sure to check on Aspartam! That sounds like a neat idea.

    Their are so many “YOU SHOULDNT USE THAT” theories on different kinds of household products, but you’ll never know for sure what you’ll get. Did you know shampoo is more than 15% floor cleaning ditergent?

    Back to ants..

    #326652

    Toolshead
    Pro
    In the Rice Fields, South TX

    Termite and Ant control
    Bifen I/T concentrate. Follow label.

    #326701

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    One more thing. When mixing make sure you don’t skimp on the soap. I put enough so the mixed liquid feels kinda slippery.

    So what happens?? Do they slip and fall down and bump their little heads and die?

    Lmao, no I’ve seen them wearing little hard hat s, they are Carpenter ants lol

    @toolshead I’m glad to be checking that out. Thanks.

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