TERRO® Liquid Ant Killer - All Questions
TERRO® Liquid Ant Killer
Is the ant killer harmful to a human if it gets on the skin.
Question by: Robert Armitage on Sep 26, 2017, 8:00 PM
If this product comes in contact with skin, we recommend washing the area with soap and water thoroughly.
Answer by: Woodstream (Admin) on Sep 27, 2017, 8:00 PM
Is there an expiration date on products with TERRO® Liquid Ant Bait?
Question by: Kathryn Tator on Nov 6, 2020, 1:06 PM
There is not an expiration date because the effectiveness of the active ingredient (Borax) does not decrease over time. Our rule of thumb is to use fresh bait if you’ve had the same liquid bait for more than two years.
Answer by: Kathryn Smythe on Nov 6, 2020, 1:11 PM
The bait is attracting ants instead of killing them, am I doing something wrong?
Question by: Kathryn Tator on Nov 6, 2020, 1:11 PM
This initial increase in ants is perfectly normal. 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.
Answer by: Kathryn Smythe on Nov 6, 2020, 1:13 PM
How do I know when to replace the bait?
Question by: Kathryn Tator on Nov 6, 2020, 1:14 PM
Bait should be replaced when either the station is empty, or the bait has hardened and ant activity is still present.
Answer by: Kathryn Smythe on Nov 6, 2020, 1:15 PM
Is the liquid ant killer harmful to cats?
Question by: Jerry Lewis on Jul 12, 2021, 8:00 PM
The liquid bait consists of borax, sugar, and water. We recommend keeping the bait out of reach of curious kitties. Any medical concerns should be directed to a veteranarian.
Answer by: Woodstream (Admin) on Jul 13, 2021, 8:00 PM
Is there an expiration date on the bait? I can't find one on the box. Thanks!
Question by: Larry Stolte on May 8, 2023, 1:25 PM
As long as the bait is liquid, it will be active. We do recommend replacing it after two years to keep it fresh.
Answer by: Susan (Admin) on May 9, 2023, 11:38 AM