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  DO NOT use "miracle ant chalk" Was Re: Ants! Every kind, Everywhere!
From: Krzysztof Kozminski kk at kozminski.com> on 2002.01.23 at 18:41:03(8050)
On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, john s. smolowe wrote:

> off the record, there is a chinese product called "miracle ant chalk"
> that comes 2 three-inch sticks of white chalk per $2 yellow and orange
> cardboard box. it is not licensed and therefore not available from
> nurseries, but can be found in chinatown groceries in major cities. it
> is said to contain pyrethrum or pyrethroids. works well indoors or on
> clay pots - just a single line across the ants column leads to the
> death of hundreds within hours. might be impractical on dirt and
> probably not good to use if toddlers are around as it looks just like
> blackboard chalk.

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