Dealing 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.
- 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%)
Disclaimer: Terro.com does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.TERRO® Multi-Purpose Insect Bait is rated out of 5 by 8.Rated 5 out of 5 by TuxedoLand from Worked Perfect Easy to spread and the carpenter ants disappeared within a few days. Will only buy Terro products for ant/insect removal.Date published: 2016-08-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Rustyb from Worked better than expected We had ants coming in everywhere after a few days it has dramatically reduced! ThanksDate published: 2015-07-07Rated 5 out of 5 by Mcobb from Home Depot Review Follow directions and the ants will be gonn within days of first use.Date published: 2014-08-27Rated 5 out of 5 by abusymom from Home Depot Review 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.Date published: 2014-08-27Rated 5 out of 5 by Rita from Home Depot Review 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.Date published: 2014-08-27Rated 5 out of 5 by Gramps from Ace Hardware Review 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.Date published: 2014-07-23Rated 5 out of 5 by Deb from Ace Hardware Review This did the trick to eliminate the ant problem that we were seeing outside of our home, before they invaded the home.Date published: 2014-07-23Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazon Review 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.Date published: 2014-07-03
What is the active ingredient in the bait that has cockroaches listed?The active ingredient in this product is orthoboric acid.Date published: 2016-08-06
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.Date published: 2016-06-01
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-useDate published: 2016-06-01
Is this best for termite protection? If not, what do you recommend? It seems that ant killing products are many times listed for termites.We would not recommend this product for termites. The TERRO® that work best for termites can be found by following the link below. http://www.terro.com/store/crawling-insects/termitesDate published: 2016-03-21
what if you think the small ants are under your houseThe product should be placed around the home where the ants are seen. They will take the bait back to the colony and share it with the other ants including the queen. This works to quickly eliminate the entire colony.Date published: 2015-06-24
I need an indoor ant bait - will this workThis product is intended for outdoor use only. For indoor use, we recommend our TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits. http://www.terro.com/terro-liquid-ant-baits-2-packDate published: 2015-06-05
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.