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TERRO Ant Killer Liquid Ant Baits (pre-filled) , Pack of 1
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- 6 convenient, ready-to-use bait stations with fast-acting formula
- Liquid ant killer bait station kills all common household ants
- No drips, spills or mess; for indoor and outdoor use. Place baits near ant trails or where ants are numerous. Use all 6 baits to enure sufficient supply for the ants.
- Patented design eliminates handling of chemicals and prevents bait from drying out
- Contains borax
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TERRO Liquid Ant Bait
To kill common household ants, simply place the pre-filled, ready-to-use liquid ant bait stations near indoor areas where ants are spotted. 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. Each box contains 6 baits.
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. The liquid ant bait stations prevent the bait from drying out and provide the ants with a continuous supply of liquid, day and night.
Baits vs. Contact Killers
- Attracts ants fast
- Slow kill
- Kills the ants you see and the ants you don't
Contact killers, on the other hand, kill insects immediately, can be applied as a spot treatment and provides residual protection.
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 bait, they consume it and drop what is called a 'trail pheromone' back to the nest that lets all the other worker ants know the location of the food supply. 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 slowly interferes with the ant's digestive system so the worker has time to get back and share the ant bait with the rest of the colony. 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. This is the only way to get rid of both the ants you see and the ants you don't.
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. The liquid ant bait station should remain as undisturbed as possible while the ants are actively feeding on it.
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. For best results, use all six bait stations to ensure a sufficient supply for the unsuspecting ants to feast on.
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 as prevention to keep the ants from marching back into your home.
Now It's Feeding Time
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, and cut off the colored part with a pair of scissors. Then place the station where it's needed. Depending on the size of the infestation, complete control may take up to two weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I just placed several TERRO Liquid Ant Baits in my kitchen and it's attracting more ants, not killing them! What's going on?
A: You have nothing to worry about! Initially, you will see more ants. As ant foragers look for food, they are attracted to the sweet liquid in the bait which they consume and carry back to feed to the rest of the colony. On the way back to the nest, the ants drop what it called a 'trail pheromone', letting the other ants know where the tasty food supply is. In turn, these ants follow the trail to the bait which explains why you initially see more ants
Q: I've been using TERRO Liquid Ant Bait for the past few days. When should I remove the bait stations?
A: We recommend leaving the bait out for three to four days after signs of ant activity diminish. If no more ants appear, remove the bait, relax and enjoy being ant-free!
Q: The ants in my kitchen are avoiding the TERRO Ant Killer – can you explain why?
A: As long as the bait is in liquid form (has not hardened or thickened) it should be effective because the active ingredient does not diminish over time. The ants may have found another food source, by seeking a grease-based vs. sugar-based food, or be in the breeding cycle of their colony and not interested in eating.
Q: How long does it take to eliminate an ant colony with TERRO Liquid Ant Bait?
A: The ants consume large quantities of the bait and then return to the nest and share it with the rest of the colony, killing the ants you see and the ants you don't. This process can take up to two weeks, depending on the size of the infestation. Each ant that consumes the bait will die within 24 - 48 hours. It is important to leave the bait as undisturbed as possible while the ants are actively feeding on it. You should replace it only if it becomes inaccessible to the ants, or empty.
Top Customer Reviews
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I thought I found another gap where they might have been getting in, so I plugged it with more expanding foam, and the problem seem to go away for a bit, but they were just laying low, formulating their next plan of attack. Ants started trickling out from beneath the carpet edge again, only this time I was done with that namby pamby gap filler. It was time to break out the big guns. I Googled "Best Ant Bait" and the first thing it pulled up was this product page for the Terro (which is only one "r" short of Terror--coincidence? I think not). I only needed to read a few of the reviews and I was convinced. I grabbed a box from a local hardware store (sorry, Amazon, even with Prime shipping, my problem was far too vexing to wait even one more hour), set them in all the strategic rendezvous points. Then I waited. It took a couple hours. And then the purge began . . .
I've used other ant baits before to limited success. Most just don't do a very good job at attracting the critters. It's like they're hip to the Raid jive. But the other reviews about this product do not lie. Never in my life have I seen the crack frenzy that soon began, when literally hundreds of ants started pouring into these traps.Read more ›
JUNE 20, 2013:About a month ago I noticed a couple of ants here and there in my bathroom, undoubtedly attracted to the moisture. I'd smash them and get on with my day. There were too few for me to care--maybe 2 or 3 a day. But it was everyday, so I got some Boric Acid powder and sprinkled it along the baseboards. When ants crawl over the boric acid, it sticks to their legs, and then when they clean their mouths with their legs, they accidentally ingest some of the boric acid and it kills them. Well, that's great, except it only kills the ants that make contact with it. And I'd still see a couple of ants everyday. I didn't want to spray with Raid because my bathroom is right next to my bedroom.
Well, the other day I was carrying a bath towel to my laundry room. I noticed that an ant was on the towel(I assume to try to drink whatever moisture was on the towel), and I shook it off while I was in the kitchen, which is on the way to the laundry room. The ant fell to the ground, but because ants are tiny and it was a little dark, I couldn't find it. I thought to myself "oh who cares? It's just one ant. It'll probably just crawl back to the bathroom." Well the next morning I saw hundreds of ants in my kitchen, right next to where that one damn ant fell. They were coming from the baseboard behind my refrigerator and made a pathway into my garbage can. I was rushing to get to work, so all I could do was Raid the line of ants and throw out the trash. I knew that I had a serious ant problem either under the house or in the walls that I couldn't see, and I was getting really sick of it. If they want to pay for half my mortgage, i'd let them stay. But this is MY house! I had never tried an ant bait before.Read more ›
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First is that these are really messy... I usually hide them in the corners, and inadvertently, someone will kick it, or it will get hit by the vacuum and then it falls on the floor... It is very difficult to get it off of tile, and basically impossible to get off of carpet, so please be careful with that.
Second is that once open, they only seem to last the time it takes to get rid of the ants, so maybe 1-2 weeks depending on the number of ants and the number of trails going for it. After that, you have to throw them away and get a new trap (or at least that has been my experience)...
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Okay, I bought this back in October, and am only now reviewing it, because I wanted to see how it works. First let me tell you my story. We would see ants everywhere (a few here, a few there) and could not get rid of them. We used a number of the products and it worked very temporarily and then a few days later more ants. I bought this based on the reviews on Amazon and let me tell you I can't be more thrilled, I have told everyone that has an ant problem about these.
First some things to note. BE CAREFUL where you place these things. Ants will come from everywhere to get to these. I placed one on my kitchen counter (mistake) because I saw a trail there, I placed one in my closet, really high hoping them came from the attic, and one in our guest bathroom, the first go around.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked when many other types of stakes didn't. Ants seem to love it (for a few days until they are all gone). Took care of our kitchen's very persistent ant problem. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Noah
great for small ants, the big ones black and red ants did not pay attention to the product, but for the small ones very effective.Published 21 hours ago by rodolfochipe
This thing is amazing. Sometimes you have to be patient but it works like a charm. I just hope the ants don't evolve to become immune or learn to avoid this trap. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jet Do
We had an ant problem that really wasn’t going away. These cleared up the problem in one day (two if you want to be sure that you killed them all). Read morePublished 1 day ago by Young Family
Didn't work against sugar ants. They ate it for breakfast for weeks and showed no sign of death lolPublished 2 days ago by Ben
This stuff works! Tried others that didn't work nearly as good.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
WOW Gel solution invited Ghost ants right away. In just one hour of opening the packages, the ants were surrounded at opening entering eating gel and taking it back to nest. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mike