TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes

Model #: T1812

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  • Kills the ants you see and the ones you don’t
  • Targets ants outdoors before they can come indoors
  • Ready to use - insert stakes, break tab, kill the colony
  • See-through bait monitor lets you know when it's time to replace
  • Reinforced ridges keep the stake firmly in the ground
  • Tiered stairs provide ants with easy access to bait

Description
TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits Stakes

TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes stop the problem at the source. The stakes target ants outdoors before they make their way into your home. The slow killing poison gives ants the time to transport the bait back to their colony, eliminating all worker ants and the queen. The bait attracts and kills all common household ants.

Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes
 
Best used for: Outdoors
Near Ant Colonies
Near Ant Colonies
Perimeter of Homes
Perimeter of Homes
How to Use
How to Use TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes come pre-filled and ready-to-use. Simply place the stakes in outdoor areas where you see traces of ants, break off the activation tab, and let the bait work its magic. No tools are needed to push the stake in the ground, just your hand. A see-through window enables you to monitor the bait level so you know when it’s time to be replaced. When bait is empty, dispose stakes in the garbage.
Where To Place Bait Stakes

Place TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes near ant colonies or other locations where they are numerous. Apply the stakes near the perimeter of your home, especially near entrances where you think they may be getting inside. The stakes are weatherproof, offering protection in any condition. The more bait placements, the better.

Stake Placement
 
kill ants

Kill the Ants You See, And the Ones You Don’t When the stakes are first placed in the ground, a large number of ants are going to appear. Don’t worry because this is perfectly normal. The formula was created to allow worker ants to consume the product and survive long enough to transport the bait back to the nest. They will then infect the rest of the colony with the poison, eliminating the worker ants and the queen.

kill ants you don't see
 
KIll Ants With Terro® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes kill ants before they enter your home. The liquid ant bait works to eliminate all common household ants.
 
 
TERRO® OUtdoor Ant Bait Stakes Do you want to know more helpful details about the TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
TERRO ® OUTDOOR LIQUID ANT BAIT STAKES
Model # T1812
Eliminates All household ants, including 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 ants (except fire ants, pharaoh ants, carpenter ants and harvester ants).
Recommended Use Outdoor use only, including near ant colonies and perimeter of homes.
Includes 8 pre-filled liquid ant bait stakes
Learn More About Ants

TERRO® has a wide variety of helpful articles to guide you in your efforts to get rid of the pest insects around your home or business. Check these resources to assist you in your pest control efforts.

About TERRO® For more than a century, TERRO® has been the trusted name in insect control. Our innovative products are the gold standard in home ant control and beyond. Look for our bright orange packaging on a variety of products, including liquid ant killer, aerosol sprays, perimeter treatments and other products for your home and business. More About TERRO®»
Specs

TERRO® OUTDOOR LIQUID ANT BAIT STAKES
Model # T1812
Includes 8 pre-filled liquid ant bait stakes
Design Ready-to-use
Active Ingredients Contains sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Borax) (5.40%) and other ingredients (94.60%)
Eliminates All household ants, including 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 (except fire ants, pharaoh ants, carpenter ants and harvester ants).
Features
  • Green color design to blend in with grass and plants
  • Pre-filled bait attracts and kills all common household ants
  • Tiered bait pack for increased bait consumption
  • Activate by removing easy bait pack tab
Recommended Use Outdoor use only, including near ant colonies, lawn, and perimeter of house.
Disposable or Reusable Disposable
Indoor or Outdoor Use Outdoor Use
Weather Resistant Yes
Reviews

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.terro.com
August 3, 2018
Hole too big, rain water gets in By Louise

You need sissors to cut the product open. Once open, any RAIN FALLING is going to get into that hole you just made. I checked the photos here, my hole was actually smaller... So, I COVERED the baits to keep out the water, but sludge, grass & other items STILL GET IN. Not certain this is the best Product.

Response From Terro®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Louise,

Thank you for providing this feedback! Depending on the heaviness of rainfall, some rain may enter the packaging. If large storms are expected, we recommend removing the stakes to help keep them from becoming diluted.

We appreciate the time taken to provide this information and have shared these comments with our Product Managers. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions or for additional assistance.

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May 22, 2018
Needs some re-design By MadMatt

We tried these compared to the big bulky stakes with the round pods. These traps seam convenient and have a low profile. But there is a MAJOR issue with them. They fill with rain water FAST and wash out. Within 1 heavy rain, all of the product is washed out by a high wind and rain. The other outdoor pods Terroo makes, hold their content and do not run out, even with heaviest downpour.

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May 7, 2018
Great Product By LadyT

Well so far I have not seen any ants inside of my house. I cannot wait to see the affects of this product on the outside.

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January 4, 2018
considered selling my house before discovering this product! By SW

This product changed my life. After two decades of ineffective ant control efforts we developed a perimeter defense strategy and argentinean ant infestations are now a thing of the past. The form factor on these stakes is also very helpful for baiting on soil. Only issue I have is that the plastic caps sometimes tear off unevenly, so it's good to keep a pair of pliers on hand when putting out new bait.

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October 15, 2017
Compliment By Dinna

Worked great have not seen anymore in the house or outside.

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October 14, 2017
Worked Perfectly! By BobK823

First time ever had ants ( tiny tiny sugar ants) in the kitchen of this 40 yr old house. They were coming in thru the tiniest of cracks in the Granite countertops. Within 10-14 days not a trace of any Ant with the Terro liquid bait stations. Worked perfectly as advertised ! I now have Liquid bait stations all around the perimeter of the house. Thank You Terro !!!

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October 13, 2017
Try something else this didn't work By jo

I bought this for some ant hills I had in my yard. This just made the hills get bigger. It did nothing for killing the ants

Response From Terro®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We apologize for this experience? How long was the product applied? This liquid will kill the ants that consume it within 24-48 hours. Depending on the size of the colony, it may take several weeks to notice a decrease in the number of ants.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions or for additional assistance.

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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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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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Q&A
Q.Can I use this next to a koi pond?
A.

Yes.

Q.Will Terro Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes also kill carpenter ants?
A.

While this product is very effective for household ants, it is not recommended for carpenter ants. A better solution would be a granule bait or a contact killer such as the TERRO® Perimeter Ant Bait Plus or the TERRO® Ant Killer Spray.

Q.I put these at the edges of my garden beds. Hopefully as part of a perimeter defense. I have garden beds on 3 sides of my house. Should I remove them every time I water? Let's say that I have never done that before and I've been using them about a week. In an outdoor garden bed, is there enough borax in these little stakes to affect my plants. (I will start removing them from now on, I didn't know that they leaked out during heavy rains until I read your Q&A. Awesome website by the way. Very helpful.
A.

We apologize as we do not have information on how this product will affect plants. It is not recommended for use in areas that are constantly watered as the water could dilute the solution inside the container.

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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.

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