Thursday, March 20, 2008

Aspartame - The World's Best Ant Poison

I read an appalling thing on a forum the other day. Someone was asking how to get rid of ants and the topic of aspartame and how poisonous it is raised its ugly head once again.

Here is the full article from the Idaho Observer, 2006, lifted directly from the post.

"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 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.

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 it works:
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. I suspect it will work for other insects such as
yellow jackets as well, but have not tested that yet.

More information on this fantastic poison can be found
at: "

I remember years ago seeing a program about how the initial results on rats had been tampered with and literally hundreds of bags of dead rats were disposed of secretly.

And now please watch a short vid about the manufacturers and the power they have over the media and market place and you will see why the rise and use of this powerful poison (which I am convinced attacks and adversely affects the nervous system of humans from my observations over the years), aspartame, has gone unchallenged.



  1. Here is a study on aspartame done by a private citizen. Warning: the pictures are graphic.

  2. Thank you for that. Extremely interesting indeed.

    And I am pleased to have that link here as a resource and for future reference.

  3. Thanks for this article Nicola, very enlightening and quite shocking! Nice blog by the way...some great articles.

  4. I looked this up on snopes,com, a site that tracks internet rumors and hoaxes. This started as a bit of satire on a site called The Spoof! and took off from there.

    Still, I wouldn't feed it to my pet ants if I had any -- natural food would seem to be the thing for them. If nothing else they might starve to death on artificial sweetener.


  5. Thanks Sandra!

    Still trying to get into the habit of blogging more regularly, might write an article on how to be more disciplined...


  6. Blaine, thanks for your comments.

    Of course you can never rule anything out you find on the internet as not being a scam but these giant corporations do tend to quash things like this and call them rumours, very thoroughly.

    Since I saw James Randi thoroughly discredit the homoeopath Buenavista in a most underhand way I tend to look at the end result, the evidence from people using the products/remedies/drugs and draw my own conclusions.

    However much scientific data they publish about the MMR vaccine not causing autism I know way to many people this has affected to ignore the connection.

  7. This is an interesting article. However powerful drug companies are and they are powerful, just as powerful is the written word and peoples ability to gullibly believe anything and everything they read. Your comments to the last comment about MMR vaccine is one of those things. Anecdotal and unsubstantiated rumors about vaccines and Autism is really just that...anecdotal and unsubstantiated. To repeat it as fact is simply irresponsible. There are plenty of other things in our environment and in the food and water we eat and drink that could cause the increase we see in the autistic spectrum of our children. As a Medical professional though I have to look at the literature and it is overwhelmingly negative on the correlation of Vaccines and Autism.

  8. Some Vaccine's didnt cause autism huh?....
    I guess thats why this multil million dollar lawsuits going on over this issue.

  9. Very interesting information. This is completely new to my knowledge and after reading it, I feel more interested to learn lots about aspartame.

  10. Aspartame is known to cause illness and toxic reactions in the body. It is very harmful. It is present in artificial sweeteners. You need to reduce the consumption of artificial sweeteners. Aspartame contains Phenylalanine which is one form of amino acids which is quite dangerous. It is better to drink water than these sweet beverages. People consuming aspartame might have the following disorders like multiple sclerosis, dizziness, headaches etc. For more details refer aspartame dangers

  11. Thanks for sharing Nicola. very informative and great article.