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(Stephanie Relfe - Health,Wealth & Happiness) I had heard of a woman who made up ant poison from aspartame, and since we in Florida were being invaded by ants, I decided to make up some ant poison of my own. I decided the best way to get them to eat it was by mixing it with raw honey. I mixed roughly 3 or 4 parts raw honey to 1 part aspartame and put it out in a toy baby saucer for them.
Sure enough, pretty soon, the saucer was FULL of dead ants.
Originally posted by sykickvision
In the first pic, the dead ants are all embedded in the honey. Whether or not the aspartame had anything to do with it is questionable.
In the second pic, there are chunks of debris in there that are even too big for an ant to carry. It looks as if someone dumped some glue on the floor and swept trash over it. I highly doubt ants would use a plastic broomstraw to cover anything.
I avoid aspartame and saccharin in any form, even refusing toothpaste/mouthwash that contains it.
Originally posted by CitizenNum287119327
reply to post by hotbakedtater
If you want some safe fun to keep the ants out .. cinnamon
Natural Pest Control: Ants
Originally posted by TXRabbit
I don't think they put aspertame into diet drinks anymore as the OP states.
They DO, however, add it to almost EVERY SINGLE BRAND of chewing/bubble gum. I imagine because the lingering sweetness of it tricks the consumer into thinking it's got "long-lasting flavor". I guess it could also be because not all kids like "diet" food but I haven't met one yet that doesn't like gum