ANT TRAPS

Posted on: Tue, 07/20/1999 - 11:45am
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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.

Posted on: Sat, 03/25/2000 - 1:53pm
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pUnfortunately, the labels don't usually say what the trap's ingredients are. I have searched labels for the info, but every time I buy one it always smells like PB. I just figured I'd rather live with the ants than take any chances. Maybe this year I'll just go to the store, write all the phone numbers and call every manufacturer to see if any of them are safe. By the way, when I called FAN about this, they didn't think it was anything to worry about. I'm worried anyway./p

Posted on: Wed, 03/29/2000 - 7:05am
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pHi,/p
pHave any of you tried bay leaves? Just put a few under your fridge, stove, washer/dryer, anywhere you see ants coming in. They work for me and they sure are safer than those ant traps that contain pnut butter. Also, if you go to 'askjeeves.com' and ask them how to get rid of ants naturally (home remedies), he'll come up with websites for you to go to for the answers. /p
pTake care,br /
Linda-Jo/p

Posted on: Wed, 03/29/2000 - 11:59am
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pthanks for posting this. it would have never occured to me that ant traps have PB in them. learn something new everyday!/p

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/1999 - 2:34pm
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pI am sitting here with my jaw hanging. Thank you for this information. Lynda/p

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/1999 - 7:11pm
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pDitto 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./p
pThanks again for information./p

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/1999 - 10:34pm
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pGood 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.br /
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/p

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/1999 - 11:27pm
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pTHANKS 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./p

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/1999 - 9:23am
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pJust 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!/p

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/1999 - 9:45am
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pI use the Raid Large Roach traps. Does anyone know if these contain pb?/p
pThanks, Debbie/p

Posted on: Thu, 09/19/2002 - 4:32am
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pIt'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./p

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