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
TERRO® has a wide variety of helpful articles to guide you in your efforts to get rid of the pest insects in your home or business. Check these resources to assist you in your pest control efforts.About TERRO® For more than a century, TERRO® has been the trusted name in insect control. Our innovative products are the gold standard in home ant control and beyond. Look for our bright orange packaging on a variety of products, including liquid ant killer, aerosol sprays, perimeter treatments and other products for your home and business. More About TERRO®»
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 RateWorks like a dream
Incredible. We couldn't figure out where the ants in our kitchen were coming from for over a month. Placed multiple of these around our kitchen, and within 12 hours we saw a steady stream of ants coming from a location we would have *never* suspected and couldn't see! Once they started to come out, it was a steady assembly line of ants trailing back and forth from the trap. Within 24 hours....not a single ant to be found and the line of ants were gone. Not one was going back and forth. Fascinating to watch though. This stuff works like a dream! HIGHLY recommend
Review RateNew design doesn't work ! Ants can't access trap.
Hate the new design of the bait traps. First off I had to cut the opening, it didn't twist off. If the ants could get in maybe then I would see results. The old design was wonderful, I always had great results. The ants could easily crawl in to the trap. Why mess with something that worked. These don't work!!Response From Terro®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate all feedback, and use it make our future products better. We have passed your comments along to our Product Manager. Don't forget, all of our products have a 30-Day Guarantee. Please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)
Review RateWorks like magic!
I bought this to get rid of those pesky little black ants. It worked perfectly and as described in the instructions. Thank you!!
Review RateHate the new bait trap design
Love the product, works great to get rid of ants but I HATE the new design. The end does not snap off so I end up using a scissors. So far after cutting off the end the bait oozes out all over the floor. I thought I was cutting too far back so I made sure not to do so with the latest bait trap. Nope, I’ve got liquid bait running everywhere. Please go back to the old design. Your new version is inferior.
Review RateIt wasn't broken... why did you try to fix it.
I agree with many of the other post here. The old design was MUCH better than this new design. The top DOES NOT just snap off. I actually wound up having to cut it off. Then when it's off the package sits too high off the surface for the very tiny ants to get into. I actually wound up having to pour some of the liquid out onto the surface to get it to work. Please bring back the old packaging.Response From Terro®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that your recent experience with our Liquid Ant Baits has not been as satisfactory as they have been in the past. We'd like to make it right! Take advantage of our one-year replacement policy or our 30-Day guarantee by contacting our Customer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458
Review RateNot a single dead ant.
Not a single dead ant anywhere. I had a trap set for about a month now and all I ever see are 10+ ants scavenging the trap and taking it wherever they go and yet they still come back.Response From Terro®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
The active ingredient, Borax, interferes 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. Our Liquid Ant Baits are usually effective over the course of two weeks. If ants are still present after this period, you may be dealing with multiple colonies. Consider treating the outside of your home using products like TERRO® Perimeter Ant Bait Plus, or using a contact killer like TERRO Outdoor Ant Killer Spray. For further assistance, please contact our Customer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458
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
- 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.