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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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|Item Dimensions||7.5 x 9.8 x 0.54 inches|
|Item Weight||0.32 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||T300|
|Shipping Weight||0.22 pounds|
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From the Manufacturer
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 ›
If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458. We are available Monday through Saturday to answer any questions you may have regarding these or any of our products.
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I followed the instructions religiously, placing the stations in the highest traffic areas. Within 12 hours the kitchen and dining room became a total horror show, with hundreds of big black ants swarming the traps. There were so many of them that you could hear them entering and exiting the stations as they crawled over the little plastic ramp. I cautioned my wife and son not to swat them, just let them do their thing and allow the poison to take effect. Deployment + 24 hours was the peak of activity, with trails of workers swarming and surrounding the traps. At 36 hours the carnage was becoming apparent as there were a lot of workers dragging the dead and dying to and fro. By 48 hours there were only a few pathetically convulsing stragglers left. 60 hours, nothing at all.
The genius of this product is that it takes advantage of the ant's natural behaviors and tendencies. They eat their fill and return to the nest to share the toxic bounty. Because the bait is slow-acting, the ants unwittingly spread the poison throughout the colony. Moreover, when a worker ant dies outside the nest, other workers retrieve the body so that it can be eaten, distributing the bait even more thoroughly in the nest.
My advice: follow the instructions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It takes about 24 hours for the product to kill off the ants,so be patient and let them eat it! The only stuff that helps me get rid of sugar ants in south florida.Published 4 hours ago by Danella
works great for those sugar loving ant type.. worked better than the other 'professional' ant baits selling for more..Published 8 hours ago by kokeman
Terro is the greatest. At home, safe for animals; work .. boss despises ants and truly believes in this product. He saw immediate results.Published 8 hours ago by Diane Ampfer
We had an ant infestation problem in our very heavily used kitchen, and after reading the glowing reviews, decided to give it a shot. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Junker 87
Product works as advertised. My home was attracted by tiny black ants, I bought different brands of baits from Home Depot and they did not
work but Terro Ant Killer baits... Read more
Just gotta give it a few days but I've been using these for years. They work!Published 2 days ago by D. Cam