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.
- 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
- 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%)
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 Bait Stakes is rated out of 5 by 29.Rated 5 out of 5 by NICKs from GREAT STUFF ANT WERE TAKEN OVER MY YARD. ONE APPLICATION AND ANT WERE GONE. NOTHING ELSE I TRIED WORKED.Date published: 2016-10-26Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Mac from It does the trick The stakes work great I've had an ant problem, but the stakes correct the problem. Within a day or two the ants are gone.Date published: 2016-10-03Rated 5 out of 5 by DePoto from Bait stakes I was told about the Terro gel and when I went to the website I found the bait stakes. What a great way to get rid of ants and not deal with getting any product on you. The bait worked great and I am loving life around the outside of my house thanks to Terro.Date published: 2016-09-05Rated 5 out of 5 by jonas from great stuff I was told from a friend in California hat this really works so I tried this six months ago an it got rid of the ants in my house .i started to get ants again an I bought more to get rid of them again it works good an told my neighbors an they are buying it toDate published: 2016-08-30Rated 4 out of 5 by Slim from Great! Read carefully....it does its job, but realize as it says ants are by the 100's-1000's I put several near entry's as I had holes near by an it brought many many many to the entry's. I later moved them farther away from the home in those areas, an they no longer became a knew sense of coming inside, on the stairs, side of the home, near the Windows etc. They do work, but you have a lot more ants then you think when they start moving.Date published: 2016-08-23Rated 5 out of 5 by Butch from Works Great........ I have been using this product for several years and it works great... Tried other product and couldn't keep the ant out of my house. With Terro they are GONE..... Inside and out. Easy to use and effective. I love it. Hate Ants......Date published: 2016-08-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Azrose from only way to go Both Walmart and Home Depot were out of Terro. I tried something different-big mistake. In the house I put an ant house behind the stove, Terro lasts 4-6 months. Other brand last 2 and half weeks yuk!.Date published: 2016-08-10Rated 5 out of 5 by turtlekids from Best stuff around Love this stuff.Date published: 2016-07-20
Deceptive 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. So, just how much bait is in each trap and about how long will it last? Thank youEach stake contains .25 fl oz of our liquid ant bait. We recommend replacing the stakes every three months, or when the bait level is no longer visible through the bait window.Date published: 2016-10-26
Will this liquid stakes kill carpenter ants? I used to buy carpenter ant stakes from Terro that worked wonderfully however, I can no longer find that product.These stakes are not intended for carpenter ants. Instead we recommend a product such as our TERRO® Perimeter Ant Bait Plus. http://www.terro.com/terro-perimeter-ant-bait-plusDate published: 2016-10-25
Do these work for pharaoh ants?This product is not recommended for use against pharaoh ants.Date published: 2016-09-02
Is this ant bait toxic to animalsThe active ingredient in this bait is borax, which has a low toxicity to people and pets. We recommend contacting a veterinarian with any concerns about using this product around pets. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions.Date published: 2016-07-16
How long is it supposed to take until you notice the ants gone? Last night I placed 3 stakes under the ktichen wall, from where I see ants exiting into the kitchen. Now it is 4pm and I still see the same amount of ants, maybe even more, in my kitchen.The ants that consume this bait will die within 24-48 hours. Depending on the size, it may take several weeks to eliminate the entire colony.Date published: 2016-06-15
We keep having crazy weather where it is 70 degrees one day and snowing the next. Will the traps be negatively affected by the freezing temperatures?The liquid will not freeze until it reaches -13 degrees Fahrenheit.Date published: 2016-06-01
Will rain make these bait stations ineffective?Only in possible cases of extreme flooding. The stakes protect the bait from the elements and keeps it from drying out.Date published: 2016-03-21
Are these good for use with crazy ants (Rasberry)?Yes, this ant bait will attract and kill sweet eating ants such as crazy ants.Date published: 2015-11-12
- 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.
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.