Does Liquid Bait Kill Carpenter Ants?
One of the new features on the updated TERRO® website that we are most excited about is the ability for visitors to submit questions about any of our insect control products. We publish many of the questions, along with our answers, right onto the product page so we can help other people with the same concerns. Or if someone has a question very specific to their situation, we can respond to them directly. It’s been great to see what people want to know about TERRO®!
We thought it would be fun, and hopefully helpful to a lot more people, to create a series of blog posts that share the top questions we receive on the website, through emails or through calls to our Consumer Care team. So drumroll please, here is the very first "top asked question" from TERRO® fans.
Question #1 - Does Liquid Bait Work On Carpenter Ants? This, is a question we receive almost daily. What can we say, great minds think alike!
Our liquid ant bait is made up of three main ingredients, Borax, sugar and water. This combination works to attract sweet-eating ants on the hunt for a food or water source. Although it is not their primary diet, carpenter ants do occasionally feed on common sweets such as syrup, honey, jelly, sugar, salt, and fruit and would be attracted to the sugars in TERRO® liquid bait during these times.
Once the ants drink the bait and share with the rest of the colony, the bait works it's magic. So with carpenter ants, it's a matter of catching them in the right phase of their feeding cycle, when they are actively on the lookout for sweets.
Other ant species that will be attracted to the liquid bait are Argentine ants, pavement ants, little black ants, odorous house ants, crazy ants, ghost ants and big headed ants.
If liquid baiting doesn't seem to be attracting the carpenter ants in and around your home, we suggest treating the problem areas with a contact killer, such as TERRO® Carpenter Ant & Termite Killer spray. With this line of defense, you can treat the carpenter ant nests and surrounding areas directly. You can also treat the places where ants enter your home, like windows and doorways. Plus the extension tube is the perfect tool to inject the spray into wall voids and small openings in the infested wood.
And continue to watch this spot for more "top asked questions!"