Terro 1806 Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits, 1.0 fl. oz. - 6 count
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- Kills that ants you see and the ants you don’t
- Pre filled bait stations are Ready to use
- Contains borax
- Flexible placement: in the ground using the sTakes or on decks, or in garages or basements without using the sTakes
- Patented station protects the bait from the elements, prevents it from drying out
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TERRO Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits
Kills the Ants You See and the Ones You Don't
When it comes to ants, baiting should be your first choice. Try TERRO Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stations. These large bait cups can actually be used inside or outside and work to eras the entire ant colony. Sweet eating, common household ants will run to the baits and carry the bait back to the Queen of the colony. Once the Queen has received the bait, the rest of the colony dies off.
Simple to Use
These pre-filled ready-to-use bait stations convenient and easy to install around your home or yard where ants have been observed. Stakes are included to secure the stations on various surfaces, including grass or gravel. Use without the stakes indoors in the home, basement, or garage as well!
- Attracts and kills the ants you see and the ones you don’t
- Targets ants outdoors before they can come indoors
- Ideal for outdoors placement – removable stakes allow for flexible placement or indoors
- Includes 6 prefilled, ready-to-use bait stations
- Easy activation – push down and twist the bait cup
What Type of Ants?
Luckily, most ants are sweet eating and love out bait. Our TERRO Liquid Ant Bait works with all common household ants including: Argentine ants, ghost ants, cornfield ants, pavement ants, acrobat ants, white footed ants, little black ants, odorous house ants, crazy ants, big headed ants and other sweet eating ants.
How it Works
When it comes to ants, always try to start with baiting. Unlike contact killers, which only target visible worker ants on your property, these baits include slow-acting ingredients that have a delayed effect on the ant's digestive system. This allows ants to feed and return to the colony where they can spread the bait to the young and queen. During this time, the number of ants may increase as they swarm to feed on the sweetened liquid before they begin disappearing altogether.
|TERRO Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits||TERRO Multi-Purpose Insect Bait||TERRO Ant Killer Spray||TERRO Outdoor Ant Killer Spray||TERRO Liquid Ant Baits|
|Application Method||Liquid Bait||Granular Bait||Spray||Spray||Liquid Bait|
|Kills which Insects||Acrobat ants, Allegheny ants, Argentine ants, Big headed ants, Cornfield ants, Crazy ants, Ghost ants, Little black ants, Odorous house ants, Pavement ants, Pyramid ants, Thief ants, White footed ants, Other sweet eating ants||ants (except fire ants), cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, silverfish, snails and slugs||ants, cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, scorpions, spiders, centipedes and multicolored Asian lady beetles||ants, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs, spiders, cockroaches and other pests||Acrobat ants, Allegheny ants, Argentine ants, Big headed ants, Cornfield ants, Crazy ants, Ghost ants, Little black ants, Odorous house ants, Pavement ants, Pyramid ants, Thief ants, White footed ants, Other sweet eating ants|
|For Indoor Use||✓||✓||✓|
|For Outdoor Use||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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TERRO Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits are ideal for large ant infestations. It attracts and kills 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, if desired, secure baits with the stakes provided. The bait stations can also be placed on decks, or in garages or basements without using the stakes. 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 patented outdoor ant baits prevent the liquid bait from drying out, providing the ants with a continuous supply of food, day and night.
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>>Ant bait started: 06/24/2016
Very simple to use and attract ants very fast after they find the deadly concoction, then the ants just keep coming and going into the bait trap.
Instructions state to push the white thin plastic cap down to break the seal, then twist a 1/4 turn. It's almost impossible to twist the 1/4 turn after pushing the cap down, since the white plastic cap is so flimsy and held tight by 4 clips, the cap just get all squished up. Because of that, the first bait trap, I accidentally dripped out some of the concoction, which you can see the image review result of ants lapping it up like they were at an Irish pub.
NOTE: With the next bait trap, I made sure part of the visible aluminum foil is pressed down as much as possible and twisted toward one of the four clips, then push the cap down, then carefully pull on one of the clips to loosen it up a bit, but not so hard to break it, then twist that 1/4 turn, that made it much easier to twist, then press down the top of the white cap to essentially squeeze the concoction out to leak into the inside of the trap faster. Just to get the ants to find it quicker, I carefully tip the trap to purposely spill a little bit of the concoction out on the ground and that gets the ants going quicker.
So far, it seems to be attracting the ants very well, so 4 stars for now. I put out four traps outdoor at four different locations(probably four different colonies), once I see that if the ants stop coming into the house or the numbers drop dramatically, I'll update the star rating at that time. Sorry ants and Antman.
Since I put out the four ant baits at different locations, I have not seen a single ant in the house. Some trails are starting to petered out, while others are still somewhat heavy, I guess two of the four colonies are bigger. Guess we'll see after a total of two weeks or so to see how it's working. So far, seems to be working, at least to keep the ants out of the house.
Still not a single ant in the house that I can find. Noticed two baits that most likely lead to one colony, started to petered out a LOT. I called the manufacturer, they suggested if that's the case, to take the baits away and do not put out new baits for at least a couple of days, if too soon, it'll just attract more ants from elsewhere. If the ants are back after a couple of days, then put out new baits.
Next door neighbor said they started having ant issue about 2 days ago.
Then not long after, I started noticing more ants with the remaining two baits(which I was about to take away), coming from the neighbor's side, probably another 2 colonies. Now, I have to leave those baits out longer, until it peters out.
The manufacturer stated that the bait will last about 3 months. I keep mine shaded, to keep it from drying out quicker than it should.
Noticed ONE ant in the house on the kitchen counter.
Noticed a lot less(practically nothing) activities, so I called the manufacturer and they suggested taking the baits away and let them share what they've gotten thru the colonies, so I did. Still no ants in the house yet.
Found another heavy trail of ants in a different location, probably from the neighbor's house, so another ant bait is put out.
Other than that, the previous ant baits that I've put out and finally thrown away, no more ants at those locations so far.
Found about 10 scout ants in the bedroom, but could not locate where they are coming from, nor any new heavy trails outside to put a new ant bait. It's still much better than before using this ant bait.
Noticed some ants coming into the master bedroom by chewing thru the painter's chaulk at the bottom of the baseboard about a week or two prior to this update, even though I patched up some tiny holes a couple of times. So, I put out a Terro indoor ant bait at that location, but they are not really going crazy for it. Then on 9/7, I noticed a new heavy ant trail outdoor where an existing outdoor ant bait was just taken away a few days before, so I put out another new outdoor ant bait in the same area and the ants are going for it. Man, this is like a never ending battle. Hence I have a small stock piled of this ant bait stuff.
I've also updated from 4 to 5 stars, this bait really works if you use it right, to keep the ants from coming into the your home.
It's been about 2-2.5 months now since the last update, even when raining, have not seen a single ant in the house and I have yet to put out any new ant baits, either outdoor or indoor, but I do see a small amount of ants outside and hopefully they'll stay out.
After the recent rain, there are now ants in the house, coming through the caulking of the baseboard in the bathroom and living room, so started using the Terro indoor T300B ant baits and they are going bananas over it. No ants outdoor. See my new review of the indoor version at TERRO T300B 2-Pack Liquid Ant Baits
I have not seen a SINGLE ant anywhere inside the house since the last update, only a very tiny bit in the backyard, even after a lot of heavy rain lately. I don't know if it's the ant bait or me giving them the mad stare(I think it's the mad stare). Still, I hoarded a little stash of this ant bait in my garage, just in case if I need it. I'm ready for any new ant zombie apocalypse.
Wow, after about 5-6 months of not seeing a single ant, just noticed two heavy ant trails. One trail, the ants are getting thru the floor's heat vent, into the dinning room floor mainly and a little on the counter. I went to get this WMD and put out two baits outdoor, one at each location. Within an hour, with the first bait where the ants are coming into the house, the ants has already found the entrance to my new pub establishment and the customers are already lined up going in and out, free drinks for everyone, unfortunately, I won't get repeat customers. If this keeps up, I can open up a franchise of pubs, more stores than McD or Subway.
Still no ants in the house where they were coming in from the update of 06/20/2017. The one bait in the backyard still had heavy activities as of yesterday. Today, no actions, checked the bait, it was empty, I'm gonna take it away tonight and see if any ants will start coming into the house from the last location, if not, I'll leave them be. The other bait is still out and attracting ants and not empty yet. However, there are a minute of ants coming in from somewhere in the master bedroom and bathroom, starting about 1.5 weeks ago.
A couple of days after, started seeing a few ants in the same kitchen area.
I think this will be my last update and hope the other updates help with potential ant fighters to decide if this is right for them or not. Good luck to all with the never ending war :)
What the heck, I'll give one more update.
A few days ago, it was very hot, the hottest it has been for a long time, the ants were on a rampage in the living room and bedroom, 100+ per room, one of the worse I've seen. Like the North Korean war, no matter how many you wipe out really quick, there is another swarm of them coming.
For the dining room, they found one little food crumb and they came round about to get to it, I cleaned and vacuumed the area, put out an ant bait outdoor where they were coming in from the backyard, within an hour or two, no more ants in the living room and they went for the bait outside instead heavily. But, within two days, they petered out tremendously from the backyard and so I took the bait way. So far, barely any ants in the backyard and none in the living/dining room, so this area is done for now.
The bedroom, holy crap, they were coming in drones, laid out two indoor baits, one leaked all over the wood floor over time, which attracted a lot of the little suckers. So, I decided to clean the area up of that very sticky stuff and removed the two baits, then put out a new outdoor bait instead and now they are going for that, not as many ants as before, but still a good amount, may take another few days or a week or two.
After using both outdoor and indoor baits, I prefer the outdoor, does not spill as easily.
Sometime after the last update, there was a large number of ants coming from the backyard and into the house, so I put another bait out and this time I just left it out, ants or no ants. The ants comes and goes, but when they come, they find and go for the bait instead, therefore keeping them from going into the house. In the last 6+ months at least, I may have come across a few ants (less than 10) inside the house with one bait. As of this writing, the bait is still sitting outside shaded.
The freaking ants came in from a different location not long ago after the last update, cause they found something on the floor in the kitchen, cleaned in up, found the trail, put out more of this bait outdoor and they stopped coming in soon after. After leaving the baits out ALL the time in the new and old locations (OUTDOOR), no ants in the house. I even replaced the worn out bait at the old locations with new ones, ants or no ants, nothing still, for NOW! Won the battle again so far, but the war is never over!
Since I've been leaving the ant bait outdoor all the time, ants or no ants, I have not seen a single ant in the house. This may be the end of the Ant-Man trilogy.
Since I've been leaving out the outdoor ant bait, ants or no ants, have not seen a single ant in the house so far, F-ing A!
Since the last time I put out two new baits, it must've been atleast 6+ months, checked it here an there and noticed that there is still some weight inside, so they are no empty, noticed a very small amount of ants still going in and out of them and not a freaking one in the house. Cool mofo!
Today, I decided to change them out for new ones, ones that I've had sitting in my garage stash for about a year+. The first one, I noticed that the liquid was not dripping out easily, like it's gummed up just by sitting around in the garage, so i put that one in one location anyway, had to push the cap down hard, then it would slowly drip out like very thick syrup, where it should be dripping like thin syrup. With the second one, I upside down it under hot water for about 5 mins before use, after that, when I shook it, you can hear the liquid moving inside, unlike the other gummed up one. Not sure if by heating it up with hot water, if it will gum up again soon after, but I took it to the 2nd location and dripped some out to get the ants going quicker, it dripped out smoothly, like if you just bought it recently.
Update from the previous 9/1/2019. I just looked at the one bait that I stated was gummed up without using hot water, ants are having a small pool party there without inviting me as the nice generous host(my feeling is kinda hurt for not getting an invite), not huge, but they are coming and going, doing the Irish jig as they are leaving. More ants are coming to this new renovated pub, compared to the old worn out one that I just threw away prior.
The other bait, not too many ants. Blah...
The small argentinian ant you're well familiar with if you live in California is different from most ant situations. Most ants will fight with other similar type ant colonies, they live with one queen to a nest, and they'll often avoid repopulating a dead nest.
Not these guys. Most of them came from a single colony and so have the genetic marker that makes them think they're all from the same nest/colony. Multiple queens will inhabit a nest. And they have no problems with moving right back into a dead nest. So the whole concept of 'killing the queen' or being rid of them is out the window. In fact, once the queen is dead they'll go through a process of converting a hatchling to a new queen.
They also maintain a scent trail that will last for many years, right into your kitchen, bathroom or other areas where they have previously found food/water and shelter from extreme weather. They are very fond of driveways, crowns in the road and large concrete spans where they can be protected and avoid drowning in the rain. When its hot out, your air conditioned house is a great place to be.
This is a war of attrition, but I've 'won' that war on many properties.
First thing you need to do is get rid of excess food and water sources outside. I've seen them eat everything from fallen fruit to dog poop.
Next when you see a line of ants, follow that trail to the furthest place away from your house you can locate and put one of these baits down. Set it on the ground, pull out the stakes and press the top. Don't try to do this while you're holding it unless you like getting it on your hands. Cover it with something to keep the sun off, unless its already in a shady place. Stake it if necessary. Monitor each one you put out to see if the ants are still feeding on it, its empty, or its dried out. Keep replacing until you stop seeing the ants.
I've tried every bait I could buy and frankly this is the only one they take to. They've largely ignored everything else. They certainly like proteins but aren't interested in protein baits. I sometimes will put a little bit of pet food on top of the white crown, it does draw more ants in but they'll take the terro while they're there.
This is basically sugar, water and boric acid. The boric acid acts as a drying agent but it takes time to kill the ant. So it can bring it back to the nest and feed it to the queen and the ant larvae. Given enough of it, you will kill the nest, but as described above it'll be repopulated.
I restrict using this to within about 15' of my house. If you have lots of time, money and persistence you can drive them to the property boundaries.
In the fall just before the real rain starts (hoping to see that again soon after 4 years of drought) get one of those water hose-screw-on insecticides that kills ants and spray all around your foundation for a few feet away from the house and a foot or so up the side of the house. Spray the edges of all concrete including big cracks and seams. In the spring once the rain is over but before the serious heat kicks in, do that spraying again. I have a 2500 square foot house on 1/2 acre and this costs me about $50-75 a year for Terro and the spray.
If they get into your house, resist the urge to vacuum them up. Remove the food/water they were interested in and put a Terro bait at the nearest point of entry you can find. I actually use these outdoor ones instead of the indoor ones. Simpler and less messy, and they hold more. Let them continue eating the bait until they're gone...which might take a week or more. You'll see a pattern of lots of regular looking ants, then when those are all gone from the nest you'll see some burlier versions, about 1.5x the size and thicker. These are the queens/nests guards who have come in search of food because the workers are gone. You might even see the queen escorted to the food source, she'll be a lot bigger. Then you'll see really small ones, these are the newly hatched and the last ditch effort to get food for the nest.
Our objective here is to reduce the population and make the area immediately around your house unfriendly, and to prevent them from entering your house. When it rains they'll migrate to a dry warm place with food. When the real heat comes out and things dry up, they look for cooler surroundings with a water/food source. After a few years of keeping them out, their scent trails that keep leading them into the house will no longer be effective and the job gets easier.
After a few years I've found that they decide that my neighbors are less trouble than I am.
I set up these outdoor TERRO liquid ant bait hubs next to the house where we have an older wooden fence that the ants like to crawl along and I also put one next to the trash cans. Based on how well it worked inside, I am sure it is doing the same damage to the ant colonies outside as well (I am just not outside there to witness it).
Update 5/26/16: I have purchased the TERRO outdoor liquid ant bait and it has worked on the wooden fence and near the trashcans.
Update 6/4/16: The ants are gone and have not returned. Thank you TERRO!
Update 7/11/16: The traps have been gone for 2 months...I have not seen another ant.
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