After seeing a post about ant bait, I ordered the Terro Liquid Ant Baits as we seem to have a yearly influx of ants every spring and just like clockwork they returned a few days ago, this time in both the kitchen and bathroom. I put a few down in both rooms and the kitchen ants were gone within 48 hours, they went crazy for the bait. The bathroom is taking a bit longer, but there doesn't seem to be as many in there, I am hopeful though.
Hoping this gets rid of them for good, but am grateful for the recommendation!
Ooo I will be trying these! We found some sugar ants recently and really want to nip it in the bud before they get to be a bigger problem.
These are quick, cheap, effective and non-toxic to boot.
Good to know. We tend to have ant problems in the summer. They come in looking for water during the heat of the Texas summer.
about 1 month ago
These are great and I have used them before. BUT - the best solution I have found for the ants of the Pacific NW is good old Borax-sugar water - 1/2c sugar + 1.5 Tbls borax + 1.5c warm water. Let it all dissolve. Soak cotton bolls in it and place on a shallow plastic lid. The ants will come running in a giant military formation. Then they bring it back to the queen and POOF. Within 24 hours the hundreds upon hundreds of ants pouring into my kitchen disappeared for good.
Before calling an exterminator, try these Terro T300 Liquid Ant Baits. We have experimented with a lot of methods over the years, and these are the most effective poison, for small/sugar ants anyway. A few days, and they're all gone. Watch the ants for a bit and find out where they are entering a room, then put a trap in their path there.
The Terro Ant Baits work wonders. I agree wit Kate about not calling an exterminator. I don't like putting any poison out, but these work wonders in just a few days for those pesky sugar ants. I do recommend putting them away from where kids and pets might get into them.
about 1 month ago
I use these every year when it gets warm and the sugar ants come out. It takes a few days to start to slow them down, but it does work.