TERRO Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits
How It Works
TERRO Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits provide fast-acting elimination of the queen and entire colony. Best used for attracting and killing all common household ants including Argentine ants, ghost ants, cornfield ants, pavement ants, acrobat ants, white footed ants, little black ants, odorous house ants and other sweet-eating ants.
To attract and kill ants, simply place the pre-filled, ready-to-use liquid bait stations outdoors in areas where ants are observed and secure baits with the stakes provided. Ants typically follow defined trails from the nest to food or water. Placing the outdoor ant baits close to these trails will improve control.
The weatherproof outdoor ant baits prevent the liquid bait from drying out, providing the ants with a continuous supply of food, day and night.
How Do Liquid Baits Work?
The key to successfully controlling ants is to lure worker ants – those that you see out marching around in plain view – to the sweet liquid ant bait, which they will consume and carry back to feed to the rest of the colony.
While the active ingredient in TERRO Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits will ultimately kill the worker ant, it slowly interferes with the ant's digestive system so that the worker has time to get back and share the ant bait with the rest of the colony, including the queen. 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 thousands you don’t.
Directions for Use
After removing the stakes, push down on the bait cup and twist 1/4 turn. This will start the flow of liquid bait into the reservoir. Place the bait stations outdoors close to where ants can be found entering the home, or where you see ant nests or trails. Be sure to secure the stations using the provided stakes. Ants will enter the bait station through the holes at the top of the ramps.
Monitor your bait stations regularly for activity, but do not interfere with the ants or bait. Complete control may take up to two weeks. Replace the baits every three months to keep ants from returning.