TERRO® Ant Killer attracts and kills all common household ants. The liquid ant killer is specifically designed – using the active ingredient Borax – to allow worker ants to consume the product and survive long enough to carry the liquid back to the nest and deliver a dose to the rest of the colony. Complete control may take up to two weeks.
To use our best ant killer, simply apply the product directly from the bottle onto the provided cardboard squares and place near indoor areas where ants are spotted.
How Does It Work?
TERRO® Ant Killer is a bait product, so at first ants will come in large numbers, but they will soon disappear. This liquid ant killer is specifically formulated to allow worker ants to consume the product and survive long enough to carry the liquid ant killer back to the nest and deliver a dose to the rest of the colony. Baiting enables you to get rid of both the ants you see and the ants you don't.
Leave our at-home ant killer undisturbed while the ants are actively feeding on it. Be sure to eliminate all other food sources in the area. This will ensure that the ants aren’t tempted to eat anything but the deadly liquid ant killer – indoors and out.
While the active ingredient in our indoor ant killer will ultimately kill the worker ant, it interferes with the ant's digestive system and works just slowly enough that the worker has time to get back and share the ant bait with the rest of the colony. This slow kill is needed to allow time for the foraging ants to make several trips to the bait and deliver enough bait to the rest of the colony.
Directions for Use
Tear the "PLACE TERRO® HERE" cardboard squares from the home ant killer packaging along the perforated lines and simply apply the liquid ant killer directly from the bottle onto the square. Small pieces of paper, cardboard or foil may also be substituted.
Place this household ant killer where ants are seen, such as the edges of sinks, tubs, window sills, under food cabinets, along floors and baseboards, and in corners. Do not skimp on bait placements; the more bait placements, the better.
The key to effectively eliminating the ant infestation is to monitor the placements and ensure there is always a fresh supply of TERRO® Ant Killer for the ants to feast on. Depending on the size of the ant invasion, complete control may take up to two weeks.
Resist the temptation to interfere when the ants come in droves — your patience will pay off as you watch your ant infestation dwindle and then disappear.
Since invading ants usually have outdoor nesting sites, it often helps to put our best ant killer outside the home, close to where ants are found entering the structure. Ants typically follow defined trails from the nest to food or water, so placing the ant killer close to these trails will improve control.
View video for tips on how to easily and effectively kill common household ants with TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits:
- Attracts and kills all common household ants
- Convenient and easy-to-use
- Place baits near ant trails or where ants are numerous
- Use enough ant killer to ensure sufficient supply for the ants
What’s in the Box
- 1 oz. bottle of ant killer
- Nine cardboard squares for product placement
- 1.0 fl. oz.
- Contains sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Borax) (5.40%) and other ingredients (94.60%)
1TERRO® Liquid Ant Killer is rated out of 5 by 83.Rated 5 out of 5 by Grammy from Killed the ants The miniscule ants in my kitchen flocked to the dab of Terro and were gone within a day.Date published: 2015-11-09Rated 5 out of 5 by dcab from Terro best product to get rid of ants I have used a lot of products to get rid of ants but nothing beats Terro. I tell family and friends about it and they love it. The quickest way to get rid of the ants is to catch one ant and drop it on the Terro liquid. That ant will let the other ants know where the liquid is and pretty soon you will have a mass of ants feeding on the bait. A day or two later no more ants.Date published: 2015-10-23Rated 5 out of 5 by wayshwing from Amazing product! Works CRAZY good! I got this for my ant problem. I had tried everything - baits, sprays, etc. I saw a line of ants outside near the trash can, so I put a few drops of this stuff, and the ants were all over it!!! Within 3 days the ants in the house were completely gone! I am totally amazed!Date published: 2015-10-13Rated 5 out of 5 by Usplatinum from The only effective product ! Very effective and the only product that actually works. Highly recommended.Date published: 2015-09-25Rated 5 out of 5 by Ana b from Amazing I had a very bad sugar ant problem. They were everywhere. Several months back I purchased terro liquid ant bait. It is wonderful. Wherever you see the ants put a drop and you will be amazed at how quickly you can these little pest under control.Date published: 2015-09-22Rated 5 out of 5 by mmorrow from Great product. My order for the Terro Ant Killer arrived promptly a few days ago, and the ants have vanished. I have used this product through the years, and it is simple to use and effective.Date published: 2015-09-16Rated 5 out of 5 by Janis from Works amazingly every time I don't usually write reviews but I love this product. I found out about it when I was researching ant problems about two years ago. Every time I find ants, and this last time they were all the way down the hall from one end of the house to the other, I put out small pieces of foil about six inches apart and put two large drops of Liquid Ant Killer on them. I watch the ants find the product, "call their friends over" and dozens of ants feasting on the liquid. The next morning I see just a few so I put more liquid. Before long they are all gone. I do wash my hands with hot soapy water a lot while I'm handling the product or if I kill an ant that is "getting away" up the wall. Thank you for an amazing product.Date published: 2015-09-12Rated 5 out of 5 by JulieCR from Great Product! I had used Terro Ant Killer (liquid form) several years ago with good results, and had not needed it again until recently. I am in a different state now, and was not able to find it locally, so was pleased that I could order it from the Terro website. It arrived very timely, and after using the product for probably two days, the ants in my kitchen were gone. Thanks, Terro!Date published: 2015-09-11
The liquid Terro hardened on my granite countertop. What can I use to remove it? It is solid as a rock.To clean bait that has hardened, we recommend placing a warm damp cloth over the bait for 15-20 minutes. This will soften the bait and allow it to be wiped up with warm soapy water.Date published: 2015-11-10
I have been using terro Liquid for years to treat ants and currently I have been treating for ghost ants for weeks now with no success. They eat all the bait placed in 1 or 2 days and have not lessened after almost daily replenishments. Suggestions ?This liquid bait will kill the ants that consume it within 24-48 hours. Depending on the size of the colony, it may take several weeks to see a decrease in ant activity. Please feel free to contact us directly at 800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.Date published: 2015-11-03
I have been using the traps for awhile now, over a few weeks. After the trap is opened, it's swarmed. A few days later, there's only a few. Awhile later, there are more. The traps fill up with dead bodies. How long till they are entirely gone?This bait will kill the ants that consume it within 24-48 hours. Depending on the size of the colony, it may take several weeks to notice a decrease in ant activity. Once there are no ants for a day or two, we recommend removing the product to prevent scout ants from other colonies from finding the bait.Date published: 2015-10-27
we use terro all the time - but it doesn't seem to help with big-headed ants. Is that true? We live in south FloridaThis liquid bait is effective against Big headed ants. Please feel free to contact us directly at 800-800-1819 x 458. We would like to learn more about this experience and offer additional assistance.Date published: 2015-10-27
On my second day of trying to kill small ants. They were attracted at first and surrounded the dots of Terro, but since then have not been interested no matter how I place it in their path. What do I do now???We recommend leaving the bait placed until the number of ants sharply decreases. The ants may no longer be searching for a sweet based food. If the ants continue to visit the area but do not eat the bait, a different product may be a better solution for this unique situation. Please contact us directly at 800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.Date published: 2015-10-07
Can I use this product to kill White Footed Ants?Yes this can be used to control White Footed Ants.Date published: 2015-09-29
I have been using this stuff for about a week now. The ants are atrracted to it, but they will not die. How long will it take. Also the liquid gets a hard shell after just a few hours. can the ants penetrate the hard film that happens?Once an ant consumes the bait they will die within 24 to 48 hours. If the liquid is hard the ants will not be able to consume it. We recommend replacing the drops every 24 hours or when it does become hard.Date published: 2015-09-24
Is it necessary to place the bait on paper? If so, why? I've been placing drops on the counter where the ants are entering and they love it, but over a month has passed and they are as bad as ever! Does the lack of paper have anything to do with it?We would not recommend placing the bait directly on the counter as it can dry over time and be hard to remove from the area. If it has been a month and you are still seeing activity then it may be a very large colony or multiple colonies feeding from the bait. Once a decrease is noticed the bait should be removed.Date published: 2015-09-17
- 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.
I just placed TERRO Ant Killer in my kitchen and it’s attracting more ants, not killing them! What’s going on?
You have nothing to worry about! Initially, you will see more ants. As ant foragers look for food, they are attracted to the sweet liquid in the bait which they consume and carry back to feed to the rest of the colony. On the way back to the nest, the ants drop what it called a ‘trail pheromone’, letting the other ants know where the tasty food supply is. In turn, these ants follow the trail to the bait which explains why you initially see more ants.
The active ingredient in the bait interferes with the ants' digestive systems, eventually killing the ants within 24-48 hours after consumption. This slow kill gives the worker ants enough to get back and share the bait with the colony. Baiting is the only way to successfully wipe out the ants you see and the thousands you don’t.