ANT TRAPS

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WITH BUG SEASON IN FULL SWING, I RECENTLY BOUGHT SOME ANT TRAPS FOR THE COTTAGE. THE "RAID" TRAPS DID NOT HAVE ANY WARNING THAT THE PRODUCT CONTAINED PEANUT PRODUCTS BUT WHEN I CALLED THE MANUFACTURER I WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRAPS CONTAINED PEANUT BUTTER. WHEN I ASKED WHY THIS WAS NOT LISTED ON THE LABEL, I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS NOT REQUIRED BY LAW. (I LIVE IN ONTARIO, CANADA) THOUGHT THIS INFO MIGHT BE HELPFUL, IT'S NOT LIKE OUR KIDS WOULD EAT THE TRAPS, BUT KIDS COULD CERTAINLY TOUCH/PLAY WITH THEN AND THEN TOUCH THEIR MOUTHS OR EAT SOMETHING WITHOUT FIRST WASHING THEIR HANDS.

On Jul 21, 1999

I am sitting here with my jaw hanging. Thank you for this information. Lynda

On Jul 22, 1999

Ditto as they say - I'll check whether UK Raid ant traps use same methods - we get over run with them here and it's soon the day when all the flying ants come out for mating or whatever - end July/Aug.

Thanks again for information.

On Jul 22, 1999

Good Morning, Sunday morning I was putting trying to open a container of AntKill" to put on my counter when the top opened and squirted across the room to hit my son on his chest. I had him take a shower take Benadryl and I called Poison Control to find out info on the ingredients. Listed on the container was 94% inert ingredients 4% some type of cytol alochol. No one had a clue what the 94 % meant. So off I was to the ER, and we just waited to see if any reaction would take place. I don't get it how these companies can get around not listing this. They told me that at the ER that ANT traps to have Peanut in them and that it was good that I brought him in. Mike didn't have a reaction but it was stressful just waiting and wondering. I can't seem to locate anyone to tell me what those 94% inert ing. are. I am still trying to find out. Just one more to add to our list. God Bless and Be safe

On Jul 22, 1999

THANKS FOR THE REPLIES, FORGOT TO MENTION, THAT I ALSO DISCOVERED THAT "CIL" ANT TRAPS CONTAIN PEANUT BUTTER BUT AT LEAST THEY LIST THIS ON THE PACKAGE.

On Jul 22, 1999

Just wanted to add that I've run across mouse traps (the sticky kind) that use peanut butter as the attractant. It comes in a little packet that you squeeze onto the sticky part of the trap. I'm not sure of the brand, but I will try to check on it if anyone's interested. The bad thing about it was that I had no idea of what was in the packet (other than 'attractant') before I opened it. It's a good thing that I opened it and not my PA daughter!

On Jul 22, 1999

I use the Raid Large Roach traps. Does anyone know if these contain pb?

Thanks, Debbie

On Sep 19, 2002

It's ant season again! ugh! I bought "double control raid traps" and the PB is actually visible. My PA 6 yr. old will not touch them but I want to bump this to the top for anyone with toddlers to be extra cautious with these products. BTW it is not a listed ingredient.

On Sep 19, 2002

Hi all, I saw this thread on Ant traps--- I wrote this a while back and copied it here in case it can help anyone: "My 15 month old PA baby handed me a drooly bait station recently. Yes, I'm up for Mom of the Year Award. We were infested with ants, purchased the ant baits and carefully put them in kid safe places, under the stove, behind the microwave, etc. Had one on the counter behind some canisters. Apparently, the cats got up there and batted it down to the floor where Neil found it and teethed on it. My 4 year old gets the Hero award for ratting on him. I handed Neil to his dad, called the 800 number on the back of it to see what kind of poison we had to deal with, and to keep the post brief, when the operator asked if my son had any allergies and I said penicillan and peanut anaphlaxis, frustrated that we were wasting valuable time, he asked if I could see my son and was he having difficulty breathing and did we have an Epipen!!!!! because the bait was in an oatmeal/Peanut Butter base. By then my son's eyes were beginning to redden and swell. We used Benedryl and didn't need the epipen thank god! So now we step on the ants, no more bait traps. No indication of PB on the box, I would not have brought them into the house if we had known, because we had just been diagnosed and were trying to be sooo careful about every little thing!! I'm learning so much from all your collective experiences, and I hope this will help you! -----------------

------------------ Neil's Mom

On Sep 21, 2002

Last year to my horror I found out that the Raid Ant Baits had peanut butter in them. I live in the US and Ortho also makes ant baits. When I called them they told me absolutly no form of peanuts were in their baits in fact no food at all. The Ortho baits seemed to work much better. After using them last year we haven't had any ants in our garage this year (knock on wood).

It was last year that I called so if you plan on using them call just in case.

Good Luck.

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