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.Best used for: OutdoorsNear Ant ColoniesPerimeter of HomesHow 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.
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 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 12 PACK Model # BT1812BULK12 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 96 pre-filled liquid ant bait stakesLearn More About Ants
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TERRO® OUTDOOR LIQUID ANT BAIT STAKES 12 PACK Model # BT1812BULK12 Includes 96 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
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGreat product!!!
Review Rateconsidered selling my house before discovering this product!
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.
Worked great have not seen anymore in the house or outside.
Review RateWorked Perfectly!
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 !!!
Review RateTry something else this didn't work
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 antsResponse 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.
Review RateFive stars!
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.
Review RateReally works
This is the only ant killing anything I have ever tried that actually works. I have them all over my yard.
Review RateDidn't work
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
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.
Review RateWild life eating bait
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.
Review RateSlows 'em down but doesn't stop 'em
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.
- 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.