TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits attract and kill common household ants.
To use, simply place the pre-filled, ready-to-use liquid bait stations outdoors in areas where ants are observed and, if desired, secure baits with the stakes provided. The patented outdoor ant baits prevent the liquid bait from drying out, providing the ants with a continuous supply of food, day and night. Ants typically follow defined trails from the nest to food or water. Placing the outdoor ant baits close to these trails will improve control.
How Does It Work?
While the active ingredient in TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits will ultimately kill the worker ant, it interferes with the ant's digestive system and works slowly enough that the worker has time to get back and share the ant bait with the rest of the colony. This slow kill is needed to allow time for the foraging ants to make several trips to the bait and deliver enough bait to the rest of the colony. Baiting enables you to get rid of both the ants you see and the ants you don’t. Complete control may take up to two weeks.
View video for tips on how to easily and effectively kill common household ants with TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits:
- Kills ants outside before they get inside
- Ideal for large ant infestations
- Pre-filled bait stations are ready-to-use
- Kills the ants you see and the ants you don't
- Patented station protects the bait from the elements, prevents it from drying out
- Flexible placement: in the ground using the stakes or on decks, or in garages or basements without using the stakes
What’s in the Box
- Six pre-filled liquid bait stations per box, 12 boxes
- Stakes to secure bait stations in ground
- 72 outdoor liquid ant baits
- 6 oz of liquid ant bait (1 oz per station)
- Contains sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Borax) (5.40%) and other ingredients (94.60%)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateNo poison!
I live in an area where we have lots of ants. I keep a supply of these around because it's a year round battle. After putting these outside by the doors and a few other key places the ants slow way down or even just disappear after a few days.
Review RateTerro is the bestWe never buy any other brand of insect repellent, Terro has always taken care of any issues we have.
Review RatePerfect solutionI live in a mountain area, so ants are a constant presence. I purchased the outdoor ant baits for use inside the house (kitchen, bathroom) and outside and within 2 days, ants stopped swarming in.
Review RateGood stuffNo ants to date.
Review RateFast, Simple, EffectiveWe have used Terro before (with great success in PA) and just moved to the Keys where ants are everywhereee! We set up two liquid outdoor baits (as well as applying some liquid bait inside) about a week ago and have already seen a drastic decrease in the number of ants coming into and/or surrounding the home! We went from lots of ants every day down to an ant or two every other day. When we've used this product before the ants stopped coming into the house completely for at least 6 months, around then a few (very tiny) ants came back, at which point we reapplied terro and the ants again stopped coming into the house. We continued to be ant free for years after. Knowing how fast, effective and simple this solution is we are looking forward to being ant free in our new home! Thank you Terro! I recommend this product to all my friends/family/coworkers! :)
Review RateOutdoor Liquid Ant Baits
Liked the shape and easy to place, and stake down. Didn't like that directions said to push down and do 1/4 turn to tear the seal open. After pushing down could hardly turn it without crushing it and had stuff everywhere. Still waiting to see if it makes a difference and gets rid of the ants..
Review RateNot for outdoors
Placed these under our cottage last night. This morning I see that an animal had opened each one & ate the bait. Haven't had this probem before when using any other spike type baits. Purchased these to kill ants not animals..Response From Terro®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We apologize for this unusual experience and would like the opportunity to make things right. The active ingredient in the bait is borax, which has a very low toxicity to people and animals.
Our products are backed by a one year warranty for replacement. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateGreat for those tiny antsI was so glad when my friend told me about these. They are the best thing we have used to keep those tiny ants out of our house. They last and we put around permineter of our house and have had no problem since. Last at least 3 months.
Review RateGreat productEasy to use, I put it out about 4 days ago and most of the ants are gone just a few left, but still have a little liquid left in it. They shipped out right away. This product works great and I will recommend this to friends and family.
Review RatePerfectJust what I wanted to get to help control and get rid of ants
So they stay out of my house
- 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.
What’s the difference between liquid and gel ant baits?It’s a little known fact that adult worker ants cannot digest solid food (bait). Their anatomy is designed for transporting and digesting liquids only. Solid foods must be carried back to the colony for additional processing by the larvae stage. Liquid baits exploit this unique physiology by making it easy for ants to transport the liquid bait back to the rest of the colony, including the queen, larvae and other workers.
I just placed several TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits on my deck and it’s attracting more ants, not killing them! What’s going on?You have nothing to worry about! Initially, you will see more ants. As ant foragers look for food, they are attracted to the sweet liquid in the bait which they consume and carry back to feed to the rest of the colony. On the way back to the nest, the ants drop what it called a ‘trail pheromone’, letting the other ants know where the tasty food supply is. In turn, these ants follow the trail to the bait which explains why you initially see more ants.
The active ingredient in the bait interferes with the ants' digestive systems, eventually killing the ants within 24-48 hours after consumption. This slow kill gives the worker ants enough to get back and share the bait with the colony. Baiting is the only way to successfully wipe out the ants you see and the thousands you don’t.