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 RateLimited Success
Have been using these outdoor ant baits for years with limited success. We use year round, and seems to control them some, but the population explodes in the summer months and they are back inside the house. I pit 8-9bait stations out and refill them when empty. Don’t know if I have an unusually large infestation or need to use other types of bait as well.
Review RateWorks well
This stuff works really well!
Review RateMy ant invasion is GONE!!!
Due to the summer heat, I experienced the worst ant infestation in my life. They were everywhere from a single piece of left over cat kibble, to crumbs from my kids, to cupboards, pantry, garage, bathrooms, upstairs office, even in my dishwasher on plates....GROSS!!! I was desperate and skeptical at the same time when I saw these traps but OMG....these things got rid of them all. I followed every trail outside my house and placed them at points of entry to their nests and BOOM! I bought the spray as well but have had no need to use it. Hasta La Vista, baby!!!!
Review RateIT REALLY DOES WORK!!!
Five stars isn't enough for the outdoor liquid ant baits! I've used them faithfully for years---every 3 months as directed and never had an ant issue. However...since retail stores stopped carrying these specific ant baits I bought a couple packages of the green stakes. Sadly a couple of months later I had a horrendous ant infestation. I used the Terro ant spray to kill them indoors and went on the Terro website to buy these white outdoor ant baits. They work the best for my home and perimeter. I recommend Terro to all my neighbors and friends. Hey ants...stay outside where you belong!!
Review RateREALLY work!!
My home becomes a battlefield each summer. I can't even open my kitchen window! In past years, I'd put home-made bait traps (made with baking powder & corn syrup) which were minimally successful. This year, they didn't work at all and I was really desperate. We were about to go on vacation and I didn't want to return to an ant-infested home. I put the Terro bait traps outside every window and door and they worked like a charm! In fact, we're home now over 2 weeks and there is still NO sign of any ants. THANK YOU, TERRO!!
Review RateWorks Great!
I put out the baits just like it says on the ants path and right away. I have feral kittens I am feeding and the ants where all over the food. I put a trap in the pathway and the ants went for it instead of the food.
Review RateThis product is a must have
AWESOME!!!! I had a ton of tiny little ants. All over my kitchen and living room. Within 24 hours they are GONE!!!! I put one outside also. My dad gave me one of your traps last year and same results. This stuff is amazing. I order a huge quantity but it really only took 1 to rid my house of the problem. I will not purchase any other product. I can leave this right on my counter with no worries.
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 RateYeah sure not
Not sure about this stuff. I used as directed. I still have ants almost a full 30 days in use. I have a dog so i have to out the trays slightly out of the way. Perhaps i have super ants... Please advise.Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are happy to help.
This bait is designed to kill the ants that consume it within 24-48 hours. This allows them time to take the bait back to the colony to share with other ants. Depending on the size of the colony, it may take several weeks until a decrease in numbers is seen. We recommend continuing to apply the bait until there is a sharp drop in the number of ants.
However, this bait will only attract ants that are seeking sugar. We offer a variety of products (both baits and contact killers) to handle other types of ants or large infestations. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateGreat Product. Seems to be working extremely well.
Well... I saw that i had some ants downstairs and so I had been using other sprays and baits. I laid some of the other brand baits and yes it attracted a few but I still had the problem. I went online and researched and the Terro liquid ant baits seemed to have the highest rating. So this morning I went to target and purchased two six packs of the ant baits. I went to my room and laid down couple. At first one or two showed up and then within an hour literally a thousand or so just started pouring out of the walls seemingly from nowhere, very small hairline cracks in the wall paint hardly visible. I had absolutely NO idea I had an infestation this magnitude. I am genuinely scared enough that I should consider calling an exterminator. I laid the remaining baits with hopes that I have enough. Unbelievable product. Seems to be working very well. I will just keep on supplying bait traps until I see no more ants. Thank you Terro!
- 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.