TERRO® LIQUID ANT BAITS (6 Bait Stations)
While ants have been known to ruin a picnic or two, an ant infestation can cause major headaches for homeowners as well. Liquid ant baits work by attracting foraging ants with an enticingly sweet liquid. Upon ingesting, the workers ants leaves a pheromone trail back to the colony to lead more ants back to the food source they’ve discovered. The borax in the bait kills the ants slowly, giving other ants in the colony plenty of time to find and ingest the bait. With indoor and outdoor baits available, TERRO® liquid ant bait stations will help to eliminate the ants you see and the ants you don’t see.
TERRO® LIQUID ANT BAITS
Ants can be a problem anywhere – in the home, at work and everywhere in between. To kill common household ants, place TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits in areas where they attract foraging ants that take the bait back to the nest. As the bait circulates through the colony, it kills the ants you see and the ones you don’t. The new and improved snap-off tab makes the stations easy to use. Plus, the closed bait stations prevent the bait from drying out to provide the ants with a continuous supply of liquid, day and night. Note: complete control may take up to two weeks.
HOW LIQUID ANT BAIT WORKS
Since this is a bait, initially you will see more ants – but don’t worry, this is a good thing. Why? As ants forage for food, they are easily attracted to the sweet, sugary liquid inside the bait stations. After finding the bait, worker ants consume it and leave behind a pheromone trail leading back to the colony. This trail lets other worker ants know where the newly discovered food supply is. This is why you will see more ants in the beginning.
Meanwhile, the active ingredient, Borax, is slowly interfering with the ant’s digestive system, ultimately killing it, but leaving enough time for the ant to go back and share the dose with the rest of the colony. This slow kill is necessary so that foraging ants can make several trips to the bait. The communal nature of an ant colony allows the bait to be spread to hundreds, if not thousands, of individual ants.