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 # BT300BULK12 Includes 6 bait stations per pack, 72 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 # BT300BULK12 Includes 6 bait stations per pack, 72 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 RateSimply Amazing
The army of black ants that have invaded our home have been defeated! They are gone, and in one day the battle was over. We tried the Raid Ant Baits to no effect at all. We were killing ants with our bare hands till the wife brought the Terro Liquid home. Simply Amazing!
Review RateWOW, THESE ARE AMAZINGLY PRODUCTIVE - INFINITELY BETTER THAN ANY OF 4 OTHER KINDS IVE TRIED THAT DIDN’T GET 1 ANT!
WOW, THESE ARE AMAZINGLY PRODUCTIVE - INFINITELY BETTER THAN ANY OF 4 OTHER KINDS IVE TRIED THAT DIDN’T GET 1 ANT! I bought 3 kinds of ant traps this year because last year I bought 1 other kind that didn’t work at all. NOT 1 ant has been anywhere NEAR the other inside kind (Hot Shot Ultra Liquid Ant Bait) that says it kills within 24 hours while I AM SHOCKED in awe watching the insanity of these addict ants obsessing over this 1 kind of trap!!!! I haven’t seen less than 15 ants in the TERRO® Liquid Ant Bait near my stove where there is a baseboard heater SINCE I got home from work today 5 HOURS AGO!!!! Apparently this trap found the source entrance of my ant infestation! (I put them out last night before bed.) It’s so insane how busy this watering hole is! I highly recommend these traps. It’s been hard knowing I’m a mass murderer that is slowly killing entire communities of creatures (well, as long as the borax poison works to get rid of my outrageously busy ant party spot kitchen!) BUT Daily fears, being grossed out, and daily mass murder is certainly worse than this technique of them doing it themselves via traps! I am really hoping I can finally get some sleep once there aren’t a bunch of little bugs crawling all over who knows where inside my home freaking me out!
Review RateNew system
Product is great, however your new traps are horrible. Ants aren’t going back to the nest, they are drowning in the liquid. Not easy to open and traps leak, go back!Response From Terro®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We have passed your comments along to our Product Managers for review. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458.
put bait out went from 2 ants to 10 in and out of the station 48 hours later I see none looks like it worked great !
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 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 RateGreat product!
My neighbor gave me two traps to try out because despite using Ortho Home Defense so many times around my house I was still getting a lot of ants. Just those two traps knocked out my ant problem (I own a small house). I put it in between the front and back doors to keep away from my cats. Recommend!!
Review RateGreat product
I proactively ordered several Terro products, including the Terro Liquid Ant Baits as our home in NC usually experiences multiple points of invasion as the weather becomes cold, and again when the spring rain begins. The Ant Baits are the only product I've found that destroys a well entrenched nest coming from outside to the inside. It does take a couple of weeks, as opposed to directly spraying the visible entry points, but the nest is destroyed.
Review RateIt does work, just have to be patient sometimes
Seem to always get ants somewhere (mostly my bathroom) when spring comes around. I put out a couple of these baits and they’re swarming them like flies. Sometimes they’re gone after a few days or a couple of weeks.
- 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.