TERRO® Multi-Purpose Insect Bait

Model #: T2401

11 reviews
0 5 4.7

  • 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

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
April 14, 2018
Works great! By AnthonyC

Works great. Keeps insects out of the home.

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Review posted on www.terro.com
September 14, 2017
Give it some time. By Repeat customer

It will not get rid of the ants immediately. Give it few days to see the change. After a week, I could not see any ants crawling up outside of my house.

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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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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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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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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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Q.Is this product harmful to plants?

This product may be used in flower gardens and around ornamentals, ground cover, and shrubs, but not vegetable gardens. When applied as instructed, this product should not be harmful to plants.

Q.Does this Multi-Purpose Insect Bait effective at killing centipedes? If not, what would you recommend?

This bait is not recommended for centipedes. Products that would be suitable to help with centipedes are the TERRO® Roach Magnet® Trap T256), TERRO® Ant Dust (T600), and TERRO® Spider & Ant Killer (T2303).

Q.After product has sat in difficult to reach areas does it need to be removed or can it be left. After a certain time (when no longer effective to kill insects) does it merely act as food for pests like silver fish.

This product may be left in place, the active ingredient will be effective for at least 1 year.

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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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