Ants are a common household problem. The little insects have a wide range of types—there are more than 10,000 species to be exact—including the fire ant, the carpenter ant and the little black ant. They are most commonly characterized as being very strong (they can carry up to 20 times their own body weight) and found following each other in a trail to the food or water.
They can live in your home unnoticed until they’ve created a big black trail zigzagging through the rooms and contaminating your food. And they aren’t so easy to kill. Kill them today and they’re back again tomorrow. Instead of picking up a poisonous spray and tossing out all the food they may be attracted to, a good option for the best ant killer would be a liquid-based bait. A bait-type will help ensure that the ants never come back again. One of the best products is Terro liquid ant bait. Terro also makes ant killer sprays and outdoor barrier treatments if you need a full-throttle option to get rid of the pesky insects both inside and outside your home. But the first step is to grab some Terro Ant Killer and get to work.
Best used for:
Attracting ants quickly
Killing all common household ants
Killing the ants seen and the ants not seen
Terro Ant Killer is designed to kill the worker ant in two to three days. This unique process gives the foraging ants enough time to share the bait with the rest of the colony. The instructions say “simply apply the product directly from the bottle onto the provided cardboard squares and place near indoor areas where ants are spotted.”
How is it different? Baiting the ants.
The best ant killer is a bait product. Terro liquid ant killer is formulated to allow worker ants to consume the product and yet they will survive just long enough to carry the liquid ant killer back to the nest where they will then deliver a deadly dose to the rest of the colony. This effective solution will not only tackle the in-home ants but the base of the problem as well.
What to expect
In the beginning, ants will come in large numbers because they are not immediately eliminated. If you have gotten rid of their entire food source in your home they will only consume the ant killer. Do not interfere with the process—even if you see that the ants haven’t disappeared yet. In fact, more ants might come. But if you remain patient, it will work.
As you may have seen, ants typically follow trails from the nest to food, so place the ant killer close to these trails. You can place the ant killer in multiple areas. Continue monitoring the supply and the ant trail, reapplying the ant killer when necessary. Before you know it, you’ll have an ant-free home!
Originally posted 2015-06-19 16:04:39.