Killing all common household ants. TERRO® Ant Killer comes in easy-to-use, pre-filled liquid ant bait stations. Ants enter the trap, consume the liquid ant bait, then return to the nest where they pass on the bait to the rest of the colony. read full product details »
To kill common household ants, simply place the pre-filled, ready-to-use liquid ant bait stations near indoor areas where ants are spotted.
The liquid ant bait stations prevent the bait from drying out and provide the ants with a continuous supply of liquid, day and night.
TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits are specifically designed to kill the worker ant in two to three days, giving the foraging ants enough time to share the bait with the rest of the unsuspecting colony.
How Does It Work?
This is a bait product, so initially you’re going to see more ants — lots more. Here’s why — as ant foragers look for food, they are attracted to the sweet liquid ant bait. Once foraging worker ants find the liquid ant bait, they consume it and drop what is called a ‘trail pheromone’ back to the nest that lets all the other worker ants know where a food supply has been found. This is why you will initially see more ants when using the liquid ant baits.
While the active ingredient in the bait will ultimately kill the worker ant, it interferes with the ant's digestive system and works slowly so that the worker has time to get back and share the ant bait with the rest of the colony, including the queen. This is the only way to get rid of both the ants you see and the thousands you don’t.
This slow kill is needed to allow time for the foraging ants to make several trips to the bait and deliver enough bait to the rest of the colony.
The liquid ant bait station should remain as undisturbed as possible while the ants are actively feeding on it. Because this is a bait product, it is important to eliminate all other food sources in the area. This will ensure that the ants aren’t tempted to eat anything but the (deadly) liquid ant bait.
Where to Place Ant Bait Stations
Simply place the liquid ant bait stations near ant trails or areas where ants are numerous. It’s also a good idea to stop ants in their tracks by placing additional bait stations anywhere ants may try to infiltrate your home.
Keep your eye on the bait stations to monitor activity but resist the temptation to interfere when you witness the ants coming in droves to feast on the bait. Your patience will pay off as you watch your ant infestation dwindle then disappear.
When necessary, replace with additional bait stations when the first set is depleted. Once your ant problem is under control, replace the bait stations every three months to keep the ants from returning.
Preparing Bait Stations for Use
Now that you know how the liquid ant bait actually works and where to place the bait stations, it’s time for the feeding frenzy to begin. Break apart the bait stations, hold upright, cut off the colored part with a pair of scissors, and place the station where it’s needed. In a day or two, your ant problem will be a dim memory.
View video for tips on how to easily and effectively kill common household ants with TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits:
TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits - Specifications
Kills all common household ants
Convenient, ready-to-use bait stations
Patented design eliminates handling of chemicals and prevents bait from drying out
Place baits near ant trails or where ants are numerous
Use all six baits to ensure sufficient supply for the ants
What's in the Box:
Six .36 fl. oz. liquid ant bait stations
0.36 fl. oz. each
Contains sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Borax) (5.40%) and other ingredients (94.60%)
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A couple of years ago I had rather large black ants invading my kitchen and some around the front door. I put a few of these around, and within a couple of days I was barely seeing any ants. The past 2 weeks or so, there have been tiny black ants visiting the bathroom, kitchen and around our cats food, so I put one trap (left over from those couple of years ago, at that) in the kitchen and one near the cat food, and I swear, overnight, they were gone! :) These things are great!
The Best Product February 13, 2013
I purchased the traps at a local hardware store. Have tried other brands with no success. These things resolved my ant problem within 24 hours. I highly recommend them!