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TERRO® Home Barriers

Ant dustThe best line of defense to keep unwanted insects from migrating into your house is to set up point-of-entry barriers outside. Treating the perimeter of your house with TERRO® products that both kill on contact and continue killing creates a home pest barrier that protects you from spiders, ants and other insects.

The root cause of most indoor ant infestations is tied to an ant colony that is actually located outdoors. Applying TERRO® Ant Killer Plus or TERRO® Ant Dust around the entire perimeter of your house will knock out unwanted ants and other insects on contact as they attempt to infiltrate your home. Both products also deliver long-lasting protection for an effective home bug barrier – extended protection against insect home invasions.

TERRO® Perimeter Ant Bait Plus is another excellent way to form a home insect barrier and keep ants and other pests at bay. Ants are drawn to the weather-resistant granular bait, thanks to its sweet ingredients. The insect bait, which is borate-based and formulated with a concern for the environment, has a delayed effect on ants. The ants eat the bait, transport the food back to the colony and share it. This is the only way to eradicate an entire colony. Within a few days, you will see significantly fewer ants in your yard and house.

Expert Home Barrier Tips

Do Not Disturb

When treating an ant infestation, try to minimize any disturbance to the nest itself. When there's an outside threat to a colony, the colony may split into several colonies, which can make the problem harder to resolve.

Prevent Party Crashers

The first step in preventing unwanted guests from crashing an indoor party is to secure the premises. Take a close look at the perimeter of your house and look for potential points of entry. Inspect windows, doors, exhaust vents, faucets and sliding glass doors, as well as the building foundation and gutters. Treat all access points with a TERRO® home ant barrier of your choice.

Patience is a Virtue

When using a bait to create a home barrier, it is important to remember the active ingredient in TERRO® ant bait will ultimately kill the worker ant, but it is designed to work slowly, so the worker has time to get back and share the bait with the rest of the colony. A slow kill is needed to allow time for the foraging ants to make several trips to the bait and deliver enough back to the colony and the queen. Larger infestations can take several days to completely eradicate, so sit back and relax – your ant problem will soon be a thing of the past.


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