TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes

Model #: T1812

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  • See-thru bait monitor – know when to replace stake
  • Tiered stairs for easy access to bait
  • Reinforced stake ridges for added strength
  • Attracts and kills all common household ants
  • Easy to open – simply break off bait pack tab
  • Buy More, Save More - discounted price per each
Description

Product Description:

TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes feature eight durable stakes per box filled, for a total of 2 ounces of our liquid ant bait.

The stakes attract and kill all common household ants, including Argentine, ghost, little black, acrobat, pavement, odorous house, crazy, cornfield and other sweet-eating ants. To use, simply place the TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes in areas where ants have been observed. The stakes are specifically formulated to allow worker ants to consume the bait and survive long enough to carry the liquid back to the nest and deliver a dose to the rest of the colony. The key to effective control is to monitor the placements and ensure there is always a fresh supply of bait.

The patented TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes feature reinforced stake ridges that provide increased strength when placed in the ground. A see-through window makes it easy to monitor the bait level so you know when it’s time to replace the stake. The tiered bait pack increases bait consumption and reduces waste. Along with these features, the liquid ant bait inside the stake offers ants both a food and water source.

 

Kill the Ants You See, And the Ants You Don’t

When you first place the ant stakes in the ground, you’re going to see ants come in large numbers. Don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. The product is specifically formulated 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. The key to effective control is to monitor the placements and ensure there is always a fresh supply of TERRO®. Depending on the size of the infestation, complete control may take up to two weeks.

Upping the Ant-e

We’d be willing to wager that when it comes to ants, you want them out of your house and out of your life as quickly as possible. Follow these tips.

  • Place the TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes close to areas where ants are observed entering your home or near their ant trails.
  • Insert the ant stakes firmly into the ground by pushing with your hand – not your foot or a tool - until the bottom of the bait stake is flush with the ground.
  • After the stake is in place, activate it by breaking off the bait pack tab.  The ants will enter the bait stake through the hole created by removing the tab.
  • Be sure to monitor the bait level regularly, taking care not to interfere with the ants or the stakes while doing so. Replace the stakes when the bait level is no longer visible through the bait window or every 3 months.
  • Keep a fresh supply of ant bait available for the foraging ants to ensure long-term ant control.
  • Be patient. Depending on the size of the ant infestation, complete elimination of the colony may take up to two weeks.

 

The Easiest Way to Apply Liquid Bait Around Your House

 

 

The Ant Bait Debate

We’ve been asked plenty of times if liquid ant bait is really more effective than gel bait when it comes to controlling ants. Simply put, the answer is yes. Our research team could expound for hours on the differences between the two, but we thought we’d spare you some time and settle the great ant bait debate with this easy-to-understand infographic.

Specs

Product Features

  • Quickly attracts and kills all common household ants
  • Stakes come pre-filled and ready-to-use
  • Liquid bait provides ants with a food and water source
  • Tiered bait pack increases bait consumption, reduces waste
  • See-through window enables easy monitoring of ant bait level
  • Reinforced stake ridges provide increased strength when placed in the ground
  • Snap-off tab keeps ant bait fresh until opened
  • Rugged, weatherproof stake casing protects against the elements
  • What’s in the Box

  • Eight pre-filled liquid ant bait stakes
  • Specifications

  • Net contents: 2.0 fl oz
  • .25 fl oz liquid bait per stake
  • Contains sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Borax) (5.40%) and other ingredients (94.60%)
  • Reviews

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    Most Recent Customer Reviews

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    August 26, 2017
    Five stars! By Sparky

    These outside stakes really worked for me! Near my kitchen sink ants had found their way from outside to inside. Every spring there was a battle! I tried everything, including calling my county extension agent, contacting a commercial pest control company and yard maintenance professionals. I will definitely purchase this product again! I purchased and distributed a sufficient number of stakes and placed them along the outside perimeter of my home near the location of the kitchen sink.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    July 25, 2017
    Really works By Oyster

    This is the only ant killing anything I have ever tried that actually works. I have them all over my yard.

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    July 23, 2017
    Didn't work By Curtis

    Didn't help any. After a week the ants had a bed built around a few of them!

    Response From Terro®
    Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

    Hello Curtis,

    We apologize for this experience and are happy to help.

    Ant colonies send out scouts for food, even when they have a current food source.  They have been known to actually hide a new food source in order to save it for a later day and prevent other predators from finding it. Covering the bait station indicates they are interested in the food and will return at a later time or they are building a colony right there to be close to the food source.  When they do start to eat this product, they will die within 24-48 hours, sharing the bait within the colony.  Eventually, the queen will eat some as well and the colony will collapse.

    Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any additional questions.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    July 5, 2017
    Wild life eating bait By cnc

    The bait stakes seemed to have worked well, but they are now being pulled out of the ground, chewed open or disappearing all together. I cannot seem to catch the animal doing this but suspect either a chipmunk or raccoon. I don't want to poison wild life, so should I be concerned? I use an animal repellent around the house, but it wears off quickly sometimes. Any other suggestions to keep animals from removing the bait stakes?


     


     

    Response From Terro®
    Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

    Thank you for this feedback.  We apologize for the experience.

    The ingredients in this product are sugar, water, and borax. The latter ingredient can be found in many household products such as detergents and some toothpastes for whitening.

    Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any additional questions.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    June 6, 2017
    Slows 'em down but doesn't stop 'em By Tag

    Totally disappointed. I have sugar ants climbing up the outside walls and entering via window sills. Have caulked, sprayed, and used these ant baits. The ants stop for a couple of days, but then come back full force. In all fairness, I've tried other products by Ortho and Bayer, but they only slow down the ant trail. I guess it's time to give up and go with professional pest control.

    Response From Terro®
    Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

    Thank you for sharing this experience. The liquid bait is designed to attract sweet eating ants who will gather the bait and return with it to the nest, sharing it with the rest of the colony. Ants that consume the bait will die within 24-48 hours, however, it can take a few days or weeks for an entire colony to be eliminated, depending on its size.

    Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    May 23, 2017
    Yeah for Terro By Lem

    I haven't used those I just bought yet, that is, I didn't get them put out until today. But last year, they certainly got rid of the ants we had coming in the house. Last year I had tried other products and they didn't work. Then someone recommended Terro. I got some and put them out and in a short time, the ants disappeared in the house.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    May 23, 2017
    IT WORKS By Susan

    Worked like a charm. Placed one on each side of step at back door and the army disappeared! Worked faster than stated.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    May 13, 2017
    Works like a charm By Mimi

    I'm a big fan of Terro products. I used the indoor ant baits last yeat and haven't had an indoor ant since. I just placed the Terro Outdoor Ant Bait Stations outdoors every ten feet. It's very easy to do. I wore latex gloves as a precaution. Will defintely use each year!

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    April 15, 2017
    Good product By Bob

    3rd year of use, very satisfied.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    April 7, 2017
    They work as ammunition in the ant war By TF

    Okay, so it's not a battle at our home ... it's an all out war with ants. We saw the first of them for spring ... running around our ceiling fan vent cover ... that's when we put out the ant stakes. That seems to have drawn their interest, they've disappeared from inside the house ... for the moment. We've put the bait stakes all around the house at intervals, as recommended by Terro, and for now those ants are busy elsewhere, they are not in the house. We know the war will rage until it freezes next fall, and will keep changing our Terro inside and outside ant baits and putting new bait here and there. For anyone who may be worried about their pets, our neighbor has a feral cat colony and his cats use our property as their bathroom. We'd been seeing some of the flat green top ant baits taken apart and thrown around outside. My husband opened the curtain one morning to see one of the neighbor cats working on the flat Terro outdoor ant bait (with Borax as the bait), and the cat managed to take the top off (not easy), and had licked up all the ant bait inside. Yum. And no, it didn't hurt that cat a bit. So feel free to use the Borax ant bait around your pets, evidently they really aren't going to hurt them. Thank you Terro for all the ant bait we'll go through this year.

    Response From Terro®
    Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative

    We appreciate the time taken to share this feedback and would just like to offer an additional comment regarding the active ingredient used in this product. Borax has a low toxicity for people and animals, but each animal may react differently to the product. Because of this, we recommend contacting a veterinarian for advice if an animal were to ingest any.
     
    As with any pesticide, it's important to read the included instructions for information on how to best store and apply this product around children and pets. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions.

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    Q&A
    Q.Is it safe to put one of these bait stakes in the pot that I am growing cilantro? I suspect it will not contact the soil, but want to ensure I'm not taking any risks with subsequent consumption of the cilantro. Thanks!
    A.

    This product is not labelled for use in a garden area. However, if it is placed in a pot or garden area, we recommend washing any fruits, vegetables, or herbs prior to consumption.

    Q.Is this hazardous to dogs?
    A.

    The ingredients in this product are borax and a sugar/water mixture. We recommend keeping the bait out of reach of children and pets when placing.

    Q.I purchased some T2600 ant bait plus because my home is being overrun by carpenter ants. I also purchased some of these as well, and now see that they're not intended for carpenter ants. At other times of the year, we do have what we call pavement ants, but not at the present moment. If I were to use both at the same time, would it hinder the efficacy of either? Or should I only use these liquid baits when the pavement ants are present?
    A.

    They may be used together, but if you are only troubled by carpenter ants at the moment, save the stakes for when the pavement ants return since they will not work on carpenter ants.

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    All About

    Ants

    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.

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    FAQs

    How do I know when to replace the Outdoor Ant Bait Stakes?

    The Ant Bait Stakes have a see-thru window that enables you to monitor how much bait is in the stake, so there’s no guesswork involved. When you look through the window you will see that small ‘stairs’ are built into the bait pack. This was designed to increase bait consumption. As the bait is consumed, the liquid level diminishes. The ants march down the steps until they reach the bottom of the pack.

    I just placed several TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes around the perimeter of my house and instead of killing the ants, it attracted hundreds more! Am I doing something wrong?

    You have nothing to worry about, this initial increase in ants is perfectly normal. As worker ants forage for food and water, they are quickly attracted to the sweet liquid in the TERRO® liquid ant bait and swarm towards it. The ants consume the bait and then head back to their nest to share the liquid with the rest of the colony. On the way back to the nest to share the bait, the ants drop what it called a ‘trail pheromone’, which lets the other ants know where the food supply is. In turn, these ants follow the trail to the bait which explains why you will initially see more ants. The active ingredient in the bait interferes with the ants' digestive systems, eventually killing them within 24-48 hours after consumption. This slow kill is necessary because it gives the worker ants enough time to get back and forth to the colony to share the bait

    This slow kill is necessary because it gives the worker ants enough time to get back and forth to the colony to share the bait.

    Is there an expiration date on the TERRO® Outdoor Ant Bait Stakes?

    There is not an expiration date because the effectiveness of the active ingredient (Borax) does not decrease over time. However, like any food-based product, the bait may become less appealing to foraging ants after an extended shelf life. Our rule of thumb is to use fresh bait if you’ve had the same liquid bait for more than two years.