Best used for:On FloorsAlong BaseboardsUnder CabinetsOn CountertopsNear Entry PointsTERRO® 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.Where to Place Ant Baits
Place TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits near trails and other locations where ants are numerous. It’s also a good idea to place bait stations anywhere ants may try to enter your home. The compact size of the bait stations makes them perfect for placement along baseboards, in corners, on counters, under and behind appliances, and on windowsills. The more bait placements, the better!Easy-Open Tab Each TERRO® Liquid Ant Bait station is sealed so the bait stays fresh until you’re ready to use them. To open the bait, hold the station vertically and twist the new and improved tab. This opens up the station and allows ants to access the bait. Place the entire station on a flat surface, keeping the ant bait inside the station.
Note: Some earlier versions of TERRO® Liquid Ant Bait required it to be opened by scissors. The new snap-off tab eliminates this method of opening, but some earlier versions may still be sold while supplies last.How to Use Liquid Ant Baits
TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits are very easy to use. Before placing the bait stations, be sure to remove other sources of food, such as crumbs, sugar and grease spots to prevent attracting ants elsewhere. Do not place bait where you’ve already sprayed insecticides, as the pests may avoid the bait stations.
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- Hold the bait station firmly with bait pack tab facing up. Break off the tab being careful not to spill the bait.
- Place the bait station label side up on a flat surface near signs of ants. Place additional bait stations anywhere they may enter your home. For best results, use all six bait stations to ensure a sufficient supply for the ants.
- Monitor placements regularly, but do not interfere with the pests or bait stations. Replace when bait is depleted. Complete control may take up to two weeks.
- Once ants are controlled, replace the baits every 3 months to keep them from returning.
TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits Single Model # T300 Bulk Model # BT300BULK Includes 6 bait stations per pack, 36 total stations Active Ingredients 5.40% Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (Borax) Eliminates Ants: including 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, and other sweet eating ants (except fire ants, pharaoh ants, carpenter ants, and harvester ants)Learn More About Ants
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TERRO® LIQUID ANT BAITS Single Model # T300 Bulk Model # BT300 BULK Includes 6 bait stations per pack, 36 total stations Active Ingredients 5.40% Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (Borax) Eliminates
All Common Household Ants, Including:
- 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 (except fire ants, pharaoh ants, carpenter ants, and harvester ants
- Along baseboards
- In corners of rooms and cabinets
- On countertops
- Under and behind appliances
- Under sinks or around pipes and water sources
- On windowsills and around doorways
- Near garbage cans
- Along ant trails
- Pre-filled and ready to use
- Station offers a continuous supply of bait to keep ants coming back
- Snap-off tab keeps ant bait fresh
- Bait triggers a slow kill, targeting the ants you see and the ants you don’t
- Net ant bait contents per package: 2.2 fl oz
- Consult packaging before using.
- Ants will appear in large numbers at first, then disappear as the liquid bait takes effect.
- Complete control may take up to two weeks.
- Replace every 3 months.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- DO NOT USE in edible product areas of food handling establishments, restaurants or other areas where food is commercially prepared or processed. Do not use in serving areas while food is exposed. Avoid contamination of feed and foodstuffs.
- Place bait in areas inaccessible to children and pets.
Disclaimer: Terro.com does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateOld design was much better
I agree with the other reviewer that said the old design was better. The ants could easily access the liquid. The new design doesn’t facilitate the ants crawling up to easily access it. I wish they would go back to the old design ASAP. These things used to work very well. Now, I’m struggling to figure out some other way to make them work so the ants can access the bait.
Review RateOld opening design more worked better for tiny ants
Another vote for bringing back the old package or adjusting the new one. Our main problem are tiny "sugar ants" that are not able to get up to the opening. I ended up creating ramps for them using masking tape. That kind of works, but it's hard to make it stick.Response From Terro®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback! We have shared your comments with our Product Managers. Even small ant species should be able to access the bait in the new bait station style. If this is not the case, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for assistance. We are happy to help!
Review Rate100% Success
After using spray pesticides in during construction before counters and cupboards were installed, cleaning the new granite counters, leaving nothing knowingly available to eat and having a wife who was going insane, these ant baits annihilated all. In fact, two of our neighbours were so impressed, they bought and used the same with 100% success as we did. Thank you for a quieter and less stressful kitchen. The home was built in Costa Rica.
Review RateWE LOVE IT MORE THAN THE ANTS DO!
WE LOVE IT MORE THAN THE ANTS DO! While the ants cannot resist the Terro Liquid Ant Baits which work even in difficult cases (my daughter had bait traps out from another company for months and we kept seeing ants in her kitchen) but after this latest order was received, I placed a bait trap on the counter per directions and to make sure they sensed it poured a little where I saw them marching under window trim over the sink. I didn't watch but know the next day that ants were no longer visible in the kitchen 5 STARS! KILLED THEM DEAD
Review RateAnts completely gone.
We had been fighting ants for two years. One of the Terro baits wiped them out in about three hours. It was amazing to watch the continuous stream of ant going to and from the bait until. finally the stream thinned and disappeared. It has been two weeks and we have not seen an ant. It was very easy and it worked.
Review RateNew version with snap off does not work. Bring back previous version.
The old ant bait that you cut with a scissor on the bottom worked Great! This new version with the snap off does not work at all, the ants do not know how to go into it. Please bring back the older version where you cut it with scissors, at least the ants know how to crawl into that one.Response From Terro®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
Your feedback is appreciated, thank you for taking the time to provide it. We have shared these comments with our Product Managers. Ants should be able to climb into the bait station, and the liquid bait inside has not changed. This product is covered by a 30-day guarantee and a 1-year warranty with a copy of the receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions.
Review RateThank God for Terro!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had a crazy ant problem in my basement. Every night, I would try kill as many ants as I could. I’d use cinnamon, I used essential oils, caulked holes, but they kept coming back. I had enough so I bought these traps. First day, there were very few going in the traps. I grabbed a piece of plastic wrap and dropped a bit of the liquid on it. I was worried that it wasn’t killing them because hundreds of them would swarm the droplets and it seemed like they kept coming. Less than a week later, I noticed that ants looked very weary and started dying while walking back to where they came from. Hundreds of ants died right beside the traps. My basement has been totally ant-free for the past 2 months and I couldn’t be any happier about it. Thank God that Terro exists. My basement would be swarmed with ants without it.
Review RateThe old liquid ant bait was better
I used the old bait traps for years and they worked great. The old bait with the clip off ends was a better trap. The hole on the old trap was right next to the ground so the ants could easily get into the trap. This new bait with the new "Snap Off Tab" is a terrible design. First, the tab doesn't merely snap off. It's a real pain to get off. Then, once placed on the ground, the hole that's left from removing the tab sits too high off the ground and the ants can't seem to get into the trap. With the old trap, it would be full of ants within 15 minutes of sitting it down by an ant trail. I left this new trap sit by an ant trail for 2 days and didn't see a single ant inside the trap eating the bait. They were crawling all over it but couldn't seem to find the way into the trap. Unless Terro goes back to the old design I won't be buying these any more.Response From Terro®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
Your feedback is appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to provide it. We have shared your comments with our Product Managers. Ants can still get into the bait station. This product is covered by a 30-day guarantee and a 1-year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions.
Review RateWorks Like A Charm
This did the trick for the indoor pesty little ants! They were only in the kitchen and one of the bathrooms downstairs. I had an exterminator spray out doors but that only brought them inside is my guess! Rather than spray indoors I used the bait on the kitchen and bath sink areas. They didn't take to it immediately but within a day, they came out in force for a few days, stopped for a day, then came back in full force again. After the second feeding, they have stopped completely in both areas. I also purchased the outdoor stakes but those are still empty for some strange reason, perhaps my issue is within the pipes or walls but this time, I'm prepared if they come back. Two weeks later and we are ant-free!
Review Ratenew traps do not work, bring back the old style!
i have used terro for years and love it. i would even buy it for all my tenants. unfortunately the new packaging DOES NOT WORK. with the old style traps you would snip off a small opening on the bottom of the trap, set it along the ant trail as near to their entry point as possible, and the ants would swarm around, crawl inside, and within days, the ants would be gone. when i put the baits near the entry points, the ant trail would cease because they would go no further than the terro bait they loved it so much. now, using the new twist off opening baits, because the opening sits above the surface the ants cannot crawl inside to get the bait. the ant trails just keep coming totally ignoring the terro bait traps. i have tried these new traps in several apartments with the same disappointing results. i know its the trap style because i have a couple of old traps that i put down and as always, they are working like a charm. unfortunately, i am looking for another brand of bait traps. TERRO, PLEASE BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL TRAP STYLE!Response From Terro®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! While the design of the traps have changed, the ants will still be able to access the bait inside. We apologize for this experience and have shared these comments with our Product Managers for further review.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions or for additional assistance.
- All About
There are more than 10,000 known species of ants living throughout the world. Like other insects, they have six legs; each with three joints. Ants have large heads with compound eyes, elbowed antennae, and powerful jaws. Ants are social insects that live in structured nest communities throughout the world. The species of ant determines whether they live underground, in mounds built at ground level, in wood structures or in plants or trees.
Why are ants always invading my kitchen, bathroom and laundry areas?
Ants are attracted to food, water and shelter. Kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms provide at least two of these conditions, making it an ideal haven for ants to congregate.
What’s the difference between liquid and gel ant baits?
It’s a little known fact that adult worker ants cannot digest solid food (bait). Their anatomy is designed for transporting and digesting liquids only. Solid foods must be carried back to the colony for additional processing by the larvae stage. Liquid baits exploit this unique physiology by making it easy for ants to transport the liquid bait back to the rest of the colony, including the queen, larvae and other workers.
How long does it take to eliminate an ant colony with TERRO® Liquid Ant Bait?
Remember, this is a BAIT ant control product and will initially attract a lot of ants. The ants consume large quantities of the bait and then return to the nest and share it with the rest of the colony, including the queen, eventually eliminating the entire colony. This process can take from just a couple days to several weeks, depending on the size of the colony. Each ant that consumes the bait will die within 24 - 48 hours. It is important to leave the bait as undisturbed as possible while the ants are actively feeding on it. You should replace it only if it becomes inaccessible to the ants, or empty.