TERRO® Multi-Purpose Insect Bait

Model #: T2401

9 reviews 0 5 4.6

Best used for:

  • Bait kills ants, carpenter ants, cockroaches, crickets and other insects
  • Kills the ants you see and the ants you don’t
  • Weather-resistant granules come in easy-to-use shaker canister
  • Gets rid of insects before they come inside
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Product Description:

Mulit-Purpose Insect Bait BottleDealing with ant and pest infestations can be a chore for any homeowner. TERRO® Multi-Purpose Insect Bait controls and kills ants and other common insects such as cockroaches, crickets, snails and slugs.

TERRO® Multi-Purpose Insect Bait is weather-resistant and packaged in a convenient shaker canister.

How It Works to Eliminate Ants

Ants are drawn to the sweet ingredients in TERRO® Multi-Purpose Insect Bait. The bait has a delayed effect on ants, allowing time for them to eat it, carry it back to the colony and share it. This slow kill allows time for the foraging ants to make several trips to the bait and deliver enough bait to the colony.

Where to Use

To control ants, including carpenter ants, use the multi-purpose insect bait to treat exterior perimeter areas around the home in a band two to four feet wide at a rate of six ounces per 100 square feet. Apply along ant trails and in areas where ant activity has been noticed.

The multi-purpose insect bait should also be applied in a two- to four-foot band around trees, stumps, firewood piles and other locations where carpenter ants may nest. If the nest is located in a hollow tree or stump, apply the product directly into the cavity.

To control and kill snails and slugs in flower gardens and around ornamentals, groundcover and shrubs, apply TERRO® Multi-Purpose Insect Bait before damage occurs – at the beginning of the spring planting season. It is best to apply the bait in areas likely to be infested during the early morning or evening when snails and slugs are present and eating. Reapply every four weeks for satisfactory control.


Product Features

  • Kills ants (except fire ants), cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, silverfish, snails and slugs
  • Weather-resistant granules
  • Convenient, easy-to-use shaker canister

What’s in the Box

  • 2 lb shaker canister


  • Contains orthoboric acid (5.0%) and other ingredients (95.0%)

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.terro.com
August 15, 2016

Worked Perfect By TuxedoLand

Easy to spread and the carpenter ants disappeared within a few days. Will only buy Terro products for ant/insect removal.

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Review posted on www.terro.com
May 31, 2016

Very Disappointed By frebusmaxwell

I was so excited to read that this product worked to kill crickets. After so much research on what would be most effective, I was convinced this was it. Sadly, I am disappointed. After several applications around my yard, hoping against hope the beyond-annoying chirping would stop, I have given up. They chirp on....

Response From Terro®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We apologize that the desired results were not seen when using this bait. This product will work for camel, house, field and mole crickets. When treating for crickets, we recommend concentrating the application of the product in areas where insect activity is most prevalent. Our products are covered under a one year warranty for replacement. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.terro.com
July 7, 2015

Worked better than expected By Rustyb

We had ants coming in everywhere after a few days it has dramatically reduced! Thanks

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Review posted on www.terro.com
August 26, 2014

Home Depot Review By Mcobb

Follow directions and the ants will be gonn within days of first use.

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Review posted on www.terro.com
August 26, 2014

Home Depot Review By abusymom

I've had large numbers of ants in front of my house for several years and have used various products, This product has brought the numbers way down, but I still see a few here and there. I will use this again, but will alternate with another ant killer.

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Review posted on www.terro.com
August 26, 2014

Home Depot Review By Rita

Works great. Could not get rid of the Ants. Since I used this product no more ants! Great product. It works better then the exterminator. I highly reccomend this.

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Review posted on www.terro.com
July 23, 2014

Ace Hardware Review By Gramps

Just sprinkle around the foundation of the house. Do it early enough in the year to work on whatever type bugs you want to eliminate - late spring for earwigs, late summer for crickets.

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Review posted on www.terro.com
July 23, 2014

Ace Hardware Review By Deb

This did the trick to eliminate the ant problem that we were seeing outside of our home, before they invaded the home.

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Review posted on www.terro.com
July 2, 2014

Amazon Review By Barbara Pray

I live in Florida where ants are constantly showing up. I use the bait as directed around the perimeter of the house and we see no ants inside. This is a bait which helps kill the colony, not just the ants walking through it. I have never found a better solution to an ant problem.

Q.What is the active ingredient in the bait that has cockroaches listed?

The active ingredient in this product is orthoboric acid.

Q.Do the multi purpose granular pellets kill spiders? Do they harm birds or other insects that are not pests?

This product is recommended for ants (except fire ants), cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, silverfish, snails and slugs. It has not been tested for spiders or other insects not listed above.

Q.I have carpenter ants in the house and would like to know if there is an effective gel bait for eradicating them.

Our liquid ant bait is not recommended for carpenter ants. For indoor use, we recommend one of the products below. http://www.terro.com/terro-carpenter-ant-and-termite-killer-aerosol http://www.terro.com/terro-carpenter-ant-termite-killer-ready-to-use

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I love your Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait but I also have other insects invading my yard. Do you have a product that will get rid of more than just ants?

We do! We recommend using TERRO® Multi-Purpose Insect Bait to battle multiple outdoor pest invasions. Long lasting and weather-resistant, the bait granules not only kill entire colonies of outdoor ants — including carpenter ants – they are also effective against cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, silverfish, slugs and snails.

The granular bait has a delayed effect on insects. They consume the bait and transport it back to the colony and share it — that’s how entire colonies are eradicated. Within a few days, you will see significantly fewer ants and insects in your yard.

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