To kill common household ants, simply place the pre-filled, ready-to-use liquid ant bait stations near indoor areas where ants are spotted. TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits are specifically designed to allow worker ants to consume the product and survive long enough to carry the liquid back to the nest and deliver a dose to the rest of the colony. Complete control may take up to two weeks.
The liquid ant bait stations prevent the bait from drying out and provide the ants with a continuous supply of liquid, day and night.
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 ‘pheromone trail’ 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 TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits will ultimately kill the worker ant, it sneakily interferes with the ant's digestive system and works slowly enough that 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. Baiting enables you to get rid of both the ants you see and the ants you don't.
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 TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits 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. Be sure to place the bait stations where pets or children cannot gain access to them.
Keep your eye on the TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits 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 and then disappear.
When necessary, replace with additional bait stations when the first set is depleted. Once your ant problem is under control, replace the TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits every three months to keep the ants from marching back into your home.
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. Depending on the size of the infestation, complete control may take up to two weeks.
View video for tips on how to easily and effectively kill common household ants with TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits:
Bait Station is protected by US Pat. No. 6,532,696
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 four baits to ensure sufficient supply for the ants
What’s in the Box
4 - .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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Q.Is this item safe to use around animals? I see there is a caution notice to keep out of the reach of children, but I didn't notice a warning on animals.
The ingredients in this product are borax, sugar, and water. The bait stations can be confidently used in the home around children and pets, however, we recommend keeping the stations located out of their reach.