TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits attract and kill common household ants.
To use this outdoor liquid ant bait, simply place the pre-filled, ready-to-use liquid bait stations outdoors in areas where ants are observed and, if desired, secure the baits with the stakes provided. The patented outdoor ant baits prevent the liquid bait from drying out, providing the ants with a continuous supply of food, day and night. Ants typically follow defined trails from the nest to food or water. Placing the outdoor ant baits close to these trails will improve control.
How Does This Outside Ant Control Work?
While the active ingredient in TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits will ultimately kill the worker ant, this outdoor ant bait interferes with the ant's digestive system and works 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 outdoor ant bait stations and deliver enough bait to the rest of the colony. Baiting enables you to get rid of both the ants you see and the ants you don’t. Complete control may take up to two weeks.
View video for tips on how to easily and effectively kill common household ants with TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits:
- Kills ants outside before they get inside
- Ideal for large ant infestations
- Pre-filled bait stations are ready-to-use
- Kills the ants you see and the ants you don't
- Patented station protects the bait from the elements, prevents it from drying out
- Flexible placement in the ground using the stakes or on decks, or in garages or basements without using the stakes
What’s in the Box
- Six pre-filled liquid bait stations
- Stakes to secure bait stations in ground
- Six outdoor liquid ant baits
- 6 oz of liquid ant bait (1 oz per station)
- Contains sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Borax) (5.40%) and other ingredients (94.60%)
Disclaimer: Terro.com does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits is rated out of 5 by 44.Rated 5 out of 5 by Pacosees from Perfect solution I live in a mountain area, so ants are a constant presence. I purchased the outdoor ant baits for use inside the house (kitchen, bathroom) and outside and within 2 days, ants stopped swarming in.Date published: 2016-09-03Rated 5 out of 5 by Spencer from Good stuff No ants to date.Date published: 2016-08-25Rated 4 out of 5 by jadedrooftops from Fast, Simple, Effective We have used Terro before (with great success in PA) and just moved to the Keys where ants are everywhereee! We set up two liquid outdoor baits (as well as applying some liquid bait inside) about a week ago and have already seen a drastic decrease in the number of ants coming into and/or surrounding the home! We went from lots of ants every day down to an ant or two every other day. When we've used this product before the ants stopped coming into the house completely for at least 6 months, around then a few (very tiny) ants came back, at which point we reapplied terro and the ants again stopped coming into the house. We continued to be ant free for years after. Knowing how fast, effective and simple this solution is we are looking forward to being ant free in our new home! Thank you Terro! I recommend this product to all my friends/family/coworkers! :)Date published: 2016-08-16Rated 5 out of 5 by NPebble1 from Great for those tiny ants I was so glad when my friend told me about these. They are the best thing we have used to keep those tiny ants out of our house. They last and we put around permineter of our house and have had no problem since. Last at least 3 months.Date published: 2016-07-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Brent from Great product Easy to use, I put it out about 4 days ago and most of the ants are gone just a few left, but still have a little liquid left in it. They shipped out right away. This product works great and I will recommend this to friends and family.Date published: 2016-07-01Rated 4 out of 5 by No more ants from Perfect Just what I wanted to get to help control and get rid of ants So they stay out of my houseDate published: 2016-06-30Rated 5 out of 5 by The controller from Liquid ant bait Just want to say these bait traps for ants are the best, I will be using them each year from now on to control all ants....ThanksDate published: 2016-06-22Rated 5 out of 5 by LckyDevilz from Works great Swear by it..Date published: 2016-05-25
I have hundreds of ant mounds (approx 2-5" diam-some lgr) all over my 1/2 ac yd. I believe argentine ants. Can't take a step w/o seeing 5-10 mounds. How many outdoor baits should I use per sq ft? I put 12 out but need to mow. Can I move temporarily?Once the bait stations have been placed, they should be left as undisturbed as possible. We do not recommend mowing over the stations. The bait stations can be placed around the home to help prevent ants before they come in. As an alternative to placing the stations in the yard, we recommend our TERRO® Perimeter Ant Bait Plus ( a granular bait), or our TERRO® Ant Killer Plus and TERRO® Ant Dust (both of which are contact killers).Date published: 2016-09-07
Will rain affect these?The outdoor ant baits are designed with a plastic cover to prevent the elements, such as rain from diluting the liquid bait. We would recommend placing the bait stations in areas that are not prone to flooding.Date published: 2016-09-07
does it work on black carpenter ants?This product is not recommended for carpenter ants. As an alternative, we would recommend our Perimeter Ant Bait, Ant Killer Plus, or Carpenter Ant & Termite Killer SprayDate published: 2016-09-02
Can you use this product in vegetable gardens and on fruit trees? Would the granules in the shaker bag work better?This product can be used in gardens, however we recommend washing the fruits or vegetables before eating.Date published: 2016-08-06
Will your outdoor liquid ant bait work on all the little tiny ants (building their light brown sandy ant hills) on my patio? (flagstone) They are a nuisance and are multiplying!This product is effective against Argentine ants, Ghost ants, Cornfield ants, Pavement ants, Acrobat ants, White footed ants, Little black ants, Odorous house ants, Crazy ants, Big headed ants, and other sweet-eating ants.Date published: 2016-08-06
Does Terro Liquid Ant Bait work on carpenter ants outside?This product is not recommended for carpenter ants. Instead, we recommend our TERRO® Carpenter Ant & Termite Killer Aerosol or TERRO® Perimeter Ant Bait Plus. http://www.terro.com/terro-carpenter-ant-and-termite-killer-aerosol http://www.terro.com/terro-perimeter-ant-bait-plus Please feel free to contact us at 800-800-1819 x 458 for assistance in determining the best product for your needs.Date published: 2016-08-06
Does Terro 1806 work on Carpenter Ants?This product is not recommended for carpenter ants. Instead, we recommend our TERRO® Carpenter Ant & Termite Killer Aerosol or TERRO® Perimeter Ant Bait Plus. http://www.terro.com/terro-carpenter-ant-and-termite-killer-aerosol http://www.terro.com/terro-perimeter-ant-bait-plus Please feel free to contact us at 800-800-1819 x 458 for assistance in determining the best product for your needs.Date published: 2016-08-06
I placed the outdoor Terro Bait station in a large 1/2 wine barrel planter about 8 inches from a new tomato plant in center. After I planted, I saw that the planter was swarming with ants. Is that Ok while tomato gets established?This product can be used around the perimeter of the garden area. Any food or food crops should not be allowed to come in contact with the bait.Date published: 2016-08-06
- 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.
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 several TERRO Liquid Ant Baits on my deck 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.