Long-term control of pesky sweet-eating ants is a piece of cake with TERRO Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes. This highly effective, unique liquid baiting technique kills the ants you see, and the hundreds you don’t. To use, simply place the pre-filled ant bait stakes into the ground near areas where ants have been observed. Then sit back and relax. Your work is complete.
Effective, long-term control of ants is dependent on baiting the worker ants – the ants you see marching indoors and outdoors around your house – with the unique TERRO liquid ant bait formulation. As worker ants forage for food, they are drawn to the sweet liquid in the Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes. While the active ingredient in the bait will ultimately kill the worker ants by interfering with their digestive system, it is designed to kill slowly. This slow kill gives the foraging ants adequate time to return to their nest and deliver a deadly dose of bait to the hundreds of ants hiding out in the colony.
Adult worker ants cannot digest solid food, they can only transport and digest liquids. That’s what makes this product so effective – the ants can easily digest and transport the liquid bait back to the rest of the colony. As ants search for food, they are drawn to the sweet liquid in the Outdoor Ant Bait Stakes. While the active ingredient in the bait will eventually kill the worker ant and the entire colony, it works slowly enough to allow time for the foraging ants to deliver it back to the rest of the nest. Within a few days of placing the ant stakes, there will be a significant decline in the number of ants visiting the bait.
When you first place the ant bait stakes in the ground, you will see a surge in the number of ants. Don’t be concerned, this is normal. The ants will consume the bait and return to the nest to share the bait with the rest of the colony. Depending on the size of the colony, this can take from a couple of days to several weeks. It is important to leave the ant stake undisturbed while the ants are actively feeding on the bait. A see-thru window on the stakes enables you to monitor how much bait is in the stake. Replace the stake when the bait pack is empty.