[Groop]OT: THEM! (More About Gary's Ants)
Fri, 01 Jun 2001 17:50:28 -0700
So, I really should stop drinking the stuff?
>From: Lawrence Steller <email@example.com>
>Subject: [Groop]OT: THEM! (More About Gary's Ants)
>Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 23:03:02 -0700 (PDT)
>DON'T USE GASOLINE ON ANTS!!!
>I did pest control for about a year, and UNIRABBIT's
>husband ZOOKEEPER has been running his own pest
>control company in Florida (which I believe is
>Seminole "for too many @#$% ants") for years, and if
>she's currently lurking will probably be happy to
>answer questions for you. If Gary wants to contact
>her, and can't get through to her directly, email me
>privately and we'll arrange something.
>Do I have to remind you how dangerously FLAMMABLE
>And that's not the only reason you shouldn't use it as
>a pesticide! People forget how VERY POISONOUS it is to
>humans (okay, and to ants too). Not just injesting it,
>but it seeps into your skin and does nasty stuff to
>you! You really shouldn't casually handle the stuff
>(and NEVER wash your hands with it, no matter WHAT
>you're trying to get off).
>Insecticides are of course poisonous too, but you can
>find formulaes that are less toxic to humans (and to
>the ecosystem) but more toxic to ants.
>In my year as a hired killer, I mean pest control
>dude, the material I handled most frequently was
>actually only about as toxic as vinegar. Ant control
>methods vary widely depending upon the type and habits
>of the ants, so I can't really give you a quick
>off-the-cuff answer, but talk to UNI and see what kind
>of helpful suggestions she may have.
>(I didn't send this privately because I really wanted
>to underscore for EVERYONE how toxic gasoline is, and
>how dangerous it is to use it as a pesticide. Sorry
>about preaching! We now return you to our regular
>Larry Steller AKA The Sheik Of Entropy
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