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The World's Best Ant Poison
by Jan Jensen of WELLthy Choices


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 only 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 2 years ago and I have not seen any carpenter ants for about 9 - 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. 

We 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 some, 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 eatable, 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 fantastic 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 (It was originally slated to be a peptic ulcer drug!)
Aspartame in liquids turns to formaldehyde above freezing!
Aspartame is even worse for Diabetics
Aspartame poisoning is cumulative (it adds up in your body)
Aspartame byproducts get stored in your fat
Aspartame has 92 "Official" side effects including death
Aspartame mimics a wide range of problems
Aspartame side effects are usually misdiagnosed (By 21 doctors in my case)
Aspartame is unfit for human consumption!
Aspartame's approval by the FDA is a Shameless tragedy!
Aspartame's approval for use in everything far worse!
Who are the culprits? FDA, Searle, Monsanto, NutraSweet and more!
The only cure is total exclusion from the diet!
Total recovery may not be possible!
Only an irate and active public can rid the world of this poison
If you have been affected, report it and get involved


FDA Audit - The Bressler Report
Jerome Bressler is now retired from the FDA but he was an employee when all the shenanigans were going on. In a conversation with Dr. Betty Martini, Dr. H. J. Roberts and Dr. Russell Blaylock, he admitted the studies on aspartame were so bad that when his report was retyped, the FDA removed the worst 20 percent. So, as bad as this report is, it was originally worse. Dr. Roberts wrote his congressman demanding the FDA release the other 20 percent, but they refused saying it was confidential.

Read the FDA report.
ABSTRACT:  "The level of aspartame in a can of Diet Coke was found  to be 0.06% by a food testing laboratory.  The remaining cans from one case of Diet coke were stored under three different heat conditions for  10 weeks.

Seven cans were stored in an incubator (104 degrees Fahrenheit),  seven cans were stored at room temperature (68-70 degrees Fahrenheit). 

At the end of 70 days samples were tested for levels of aspartame, formaldehyde and DKP (diketopiperazine).  The refrigerated sample contained 0.058 percent aspartame, 0.001 percent DKP and 53.5 parts per billion of formaldehyde.  The room temperature sample contained 0.051 percent aspartame, 0.002 percent DKP and 231 parts per billion of formaldehyde. The incubator sample contained 0.026 percent aspartame, 0.010 percent  DKP and 76.2 parts per billion of formaldehyde.  In addition 10 human subjects tasted each soda sample plus a new can of Diet Coke and rated each sample for taste on a 1-4 scale with 1 being the best and 4 being the worst.  The new can of Diet Coke received an average rating of 2.0.  The sample stored in the refrigerator received an average rating of 2.6.  The sample stored at room temperature received an average rating of 2.5.  The sample stored in the incubator received an average rating of 3.8.  The effects of heat on Diet coke produced the worst taste and the highest amount of loss of aspartame as well as the greatest increase in levels of DKP.  The most pleasing taste was for the new can of Diet Coke.  The room temperature sample and the refrigerated sample scored almost the same in the taste test.  All samples revealed a presence of  formaldehyde.  However, the highest level of formaldehyde occurred in the room temperature can.  There was also formaldehyde present in the refrigerated sample."


Aspartame was discovered in l965 by Searle chemist, Jim Schlatter.  He was developing this drug for another use and after accidentally licking his finger found that aspartame was sweet.   Today aspartame is consumed by more than 100 million people in the United States. 

The chemical (aspartame) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who said that an individual can safely consume 97 packets of aspartame every day.  Aspartame is in many products including some that children use such as diet soda, light yogurt, Flintstone Vitamins, baked goods, puddings, and Winterfresh gum.  It has been known to cause headaches, nausea, vision problems, seizures and cancer in its users.

The ingredients in aspartame are aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methyl alcohol.  Methyl alcohol is a chemical that breaks down in high temperatures and turns into formaldehyde and DKP (diketopiperazine), two chemicals known to cause problems in the nervous system.  Aspartame's life is 262 days at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, or 25 degrees Celsius.  The FDA gets more complaints about aspartame than any other food or  drink. 

The symptoms of aspartame are a lot like the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.  Ever since aspartame was approved in l985, there has been an increase in brain tumors.  There is no direct proof that aspartame caused the brain tumors, but there is enough reason to suspect that, and the television show, "60 Minutes" recently did a report linking the increase in brain cancer to aspartame use.

The FDA reviewed Searle's studies of this artificial sweetener in which rats were fed aspartame daily with their meals for one year.  There were 12 brain tumors in the 320 rats that were fed aspartame and no brain tumors in the 120 rats that were not fed aspartame.

A study done at the University of Wisconsin on rhesus monkeys.  they were fed aspartame daily.  After day 200 of a one year study the monkeys developed epileptic seizures.  After the study  ended, the aspartame was discontinued and the monkeys were fully watched for 60 days.  The monkeys had no more seizures.


Submitted by Roberta Noyes



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