Thread Tools Search this Thread #1 09-04-11, 02:09 PM S. spikedog4. Carpenter ants it does not work. seems ants don't like the smell. They are all good initially, killed the nest and without ants for 2-3 months. Keep using terro but i would also place some ant killing gel around in other places you see them This way you have stronger ant killer that should wipe any colony out. Terro liquid ant trap contains chemical compounds that specifically for killing insects. I don't use an exterminator anymore. Thread Starter. (3) Heat the can. I bought this ant killer called Terro (main ingredient is borax) about a month ago. This type includes Terro Liquid Ant Baits (£11.85 for six, eBay) and Raid Ant Baits (£3.00, Ocado). We use it once a year normally in Spring and it takes care of our ant issues. Most available ant baits, such as Terro , can be mixed with a grease or oil to make them more attractive to grease ants. Peanut butter and borax doesn’t attract them very much either. They've become picky eaters? The ants were coming in through the HVAC vent. It had been out for 2 days and perhaps it evaporates, also ants had been eating it. I wish I saw this question before a spent money on Terro liquid bait I started to have a problem where I was feeding my cats their wet food. A litlle (about 1/7) is gone compared to a new bait container. How fast did Terro work for you? Hi, I've used Terro for carpenter ants per this site's advice in the Spring and it worked wonders! Kill the queens > Use many small amounts of NO Ants Nest Killer Gel Bait or NO Ants Liquid Bait where you see ants or have seen them in the past. Do not treat this entrance with insecticide yet. Since they eat other insects, an infestation of meat ants can mean a loss of other important insects that keep the environment in balance. RE: Terro Ant is NOT WORKING!!! For two days ants were flooding in an out, taking the bait into the hole and to the nest. I've had good luck with Combat gel ant bait (comes in a syringe) and RAID gel baits. I won't use it. Here is the trick: (1) Get a can of Libby Vienna Sausages. Terro does NOT attract the grease eating ants. Posts: 249 Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts ANTS not eating TERRO? To be fair, it is possible that the Amdro traps killed ants, but it just took them longer to die and they died elsewhere, where we couldn’t see them. I have not seen ants since then but now a new type of ant is coming out. 10 answers Suzanne. Last year or maybe the year before I bought a bunch of Terro liquid ant baits and they worked beautifully. Terro ant bait is formulated for sweet-eating ants, including Argentine ants, acrobat ants, big-headed ants, cornfield ants, crazy ants, ghost ants, little black ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants and white-footed ants. that have randomly invaded my … The colony can typically be found by searching for foraging trails that look like a line of traffic filled with ants. Subscribe. Fire ants will eat them and the moisture inside their bodies will cause the grits to expand and the ants to explode. Terro uses borax as the active ingredient, which has proven successful against ants and is not … eat them) and leave the greasy syrup. If you spill some on your skin there will be no reaction at all. I assume you mean Terro liquid bait? The bait may not kill the ants instantly, but will eliminate the entire nest within just a few days. The seems to know the ant bait will kill them. Most commercial products seem to target sugar-eating ants & it doesn't kill these off. But not to worry the cure is quite easy. Appearance. Terro ant killer changed formula years ago they used sodium arsenate now they use sodium tetraborate decahydrate borax. (2) Remove the sausages (i.e. What are you using? You are undoubtedly suffering from Formic Acid poisoning. I use protein based baits as well. The only good thing is that the bait helped keeping ants in one area, and not spreading too much all over. When the meat ant moves into a territory, it usually pushes out any other ant in the area. It may be possible to drop bread crumbs in their path and then watch the ants carry the crumbs back the nest. Most issue will be related to digestive system. Get rid of your ants. One of the things thought to cause nostalgia was eating strange, unfamiliar food, and it makes sense. I've had excellent results with terro bait. Diatomaceous earth. on Aug 28, 2017. Nearly all ant infestations can be traced to a colony beneath the ground outside a home. Unlike the medium sized black ones, these are smaller and slightly red. Hi I tried Terro and combat and many other ant bait. He only had a very limited time at which he had it. In that case, dogs may experience minor side effect in gastric and intestines. They will eat terro if they are sweet eating ants and it will kill them eventually but it can take a few applications and they don't always want it. Thanks. I kept changing the bites, and ants kept coming. Terro, my go-to ant bait has ceased to work. The bait-oil mixture must contain enough grease to be attractive, but not so much as to over-dilute the active ingredient. These baits are not working anymore. They would completely empty a dozen terro liquid bait traps overnight for weeks. remove the paper wrapping first) on the stove (or use a cigarette lighter) using very low heat. Now, four days later I am still seeing ants trickle in - not as many as before, but enough to make me grit my teeth, and wonder if they're just waiting for the next set of eggs to hatch before they come in droves again. Pest control - Ants not going for Terro baits anymore & scouting constantly. Member. Did it take you a few days, a week, etc? If you have recently had an ant control service performed by the pros at Big Blue Bug Solutions, you are probably aware that we treated all possible areas around your home where ants may be getting inside. Well, we still find dead ants, but they're still coming! I put out a Terro liquid bait a few days ago and for the first day, the ants were really attracted to the bait. Among the largest ants in the United States, winged queens can be a frightening one inch long. There's a reason that familiar staples are called comfort food, after all, and food connects us to not just others, but to our past, and especially to our childhoods. Nice thought and I've tried it. This is far from a scientific test, but from our experience, Terro traps resulted in more visible dead ants. Why aren't they eating anymore? They're still going for the poison. They will not go for Terro, liquid Raid, or homemade baits using Borax with any sugar/honey. They are particularly attracted to my cats' expensive IAMS cat food & a pricey brand & pricey granola like cereal but not interested in candy or other sweets. ANTS not eating TERRO? Just a few drops and minutes later, there is no room at the feeding trough as the ants lick that stuff up fast and take it back to the nest. Although termites eat the wood they infest, carpenter ants do not eat wood; they chew through it to create their nests and tunnels. When placed where ants are seen to forage, the foraging ants will carry it back to the nest to feed the colony. The product kills ants but will not harm people or pets. Keep using terro but i would also place some ant killing gel around in other places you see them This way you have stronger ant killer that should wipe any colony out. I left out a snack recently and it was covered in black ants, so I do not keep any food out anymore and am very very careful with eating inside. Nobody enjoys having a house full of bugs, regardless of what kinds, and anyone who’s ever had ants in their home knows that where there are a few, there are a lot. However, when there ants again, I presume new colony, they will avoid the ant bait. Whether it’s the bait, the location, or the size of the infestation causing the ants not to accept baits, these situations require PMPs to think and act strategically. My house has tons of gaps & poor weatherproofing. The new formula does not work as good. Paige Bennett Ants Suppliers. Bay leaves ! My son was found with a Terro Ant Bait container. First, I thought it was stale, so I bought new, but the ants are also refusing the new. New responses are no longer being accepted. Huge amounts of ants were dying, mainly in my bathtub (yuck!). Carpenter ants can be rather ominous looking due to their size. But the second day, they didn't even touch it much and now they're not eating the bait at all. The new formula does not work as good. (i.e. PS- Don't reply about the Chalk. You arrive at a property anticipating a routine ant job, and it turns out to be anything but ordinary. Whether you’re using a DIY ant repellent or bait, Burgess explained that although DIY remedies could work, the user should be skeptical on the actual success of it. They take over quickly, and whether they’re inside your home or invading your outside eating area, you probably don’t want them around anymore. They do like to kill things, just tonight they killed a centipede about 2inches long. Carpenter ants excavate the wood in order to build their homes. Simply wash with warm water. Parent Replies. Q: We have ants in the kitchen.I think it started because our cats got a little messy with their food bowls. When using any insecticide: Read and follow all label directions. Does not seem to work on carpenter ants (had those at our vacation house). I almost feel like I'm just inviting them in at this point. The best tip for DIY ant baiting is to be patient. I see a new batch of dead ants every morning, but the nest is still very alive. Join Date: Aug 2005. I've always had an issue with ants. When all was said and done, four of the Terro traps attracted and killed ants, whereas only two of the Amdro traps did. It seemed to be working great for awhile. I’ve now started on the garage & outdoor populations and seem to be having similar success. Fortunately, the black, wingless worker ants are smaller, varying in length from 3/8 to 1/2-inch. I started using Terro's liquid-filled ant baits on Wednesday, September 17. This is how I got rid of mine. Any grease or oil that can be mixed with the bait should be effective. These are the typical east coast Virginia ant. This white, powdery stuff made from the shells of microscopic sea creatures slices open the exoskeletons of insects like ants, causing them to die of dehydration. I put them where they seem to be coming in the house. July 29, 2019. Additionally, outdoor nests can be sprayed or drenched with an insecticide. Carpenter ants it does not work. For most ants found in your home, we recommend putting out some Terro T300 Liquid Ant Baits. Now carry out the Kiwicare 1-2-3 Bait-Barrier-Destroy program. Thanks. My husband does not think he ate any but we can not be sure. I suggest vegetable oil or peanut butter. Terro ant killer changed formula years ago they used sodium arsenate now they use sodium tetraborate decahydrate borax. Termites eat wood, while carpenter ants do not. Now, I have tiny brown ?sugar ants? Usually, it is small amount and the dosage is enough for ants. Need to find another solution for the next year. No effect. Remember that baiting takes time because you are killing off an entire colony of ants, not just the foragers you see in your house. Ants were coming and eating the gel, and some ants died inside of the bait, but we still had ants all summer long. I put one box worth of this around crevices inside and even though I never actually saw an ant eating it, every living ant vanished in under a week. Location: New England. Aug 11, 2018. I found the little hole where the ants were coming from and set up some Terro bait traps next to it. No explosions. If you find that baiting alone is not eliminating your ant problems, you may need to take it outdoors with a second line of defense. Now, I have tried almost 5 different types of ant bait and they refused to eat, knowing the ant bait is a poison to them. No tiny mushroom clouds. £11.85 for six, eBay ) and Raid ant baits and they worked beautifully ( had those our. 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