Questions about TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes
You can certainly place the ant stakes right next to or near the ant hill. Just be sure not to diturb the entrance of the hill so the ants can still get in and out.
Your ants sound like they're starving! It can take between 4 days to 2 weeks to wipe out a colony depending on its size, but if you see that the bait is getting eaten sooner than that, it's alright. The bait within the stakes should not evaporate at that temperature.
The ingredients of this product are water, sugar and borax. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral found in many common household items such as hand soaps and detergents. We recommend sharing these ingredients and any safety concerns with your vet.
The active ingredient, borax is not selective and may harm other insects like bees, butterflies and ladybugs. We recommend placing this product in areas that will not be readily accessible to the bees.
The Outdoor Liquid Ant Stakes can be placed every 10-15 feet, or right by ant activity.
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.
As long as the bait does not touch the tomatoes directly, it can be used in close proximity to the tomato plants.
Because the bait is contained inside the trap, this product can be used wherever ant activity has been noticed.