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The new formula does not work as good. 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. No effect. Member. I've had excellent results with terro bait. A litlle (about 1/7) is gone compared to a new bait container. They've become picky eaters? I put out a Terro liquid bait a few days ago and for the first day, the ants were really attracted to the bait. Carpenter ants it does not work. I put them where they seem to be coming in the house. Now carry out the Kiwicare 1-2-3 Bait-Barrier-Destroy program. Terro liquid ant trap contains chemical compounds that specifically for killing insects. I have not seen ants since then but now a new type of ant is coming out. 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. Additionally, outdoor nests can be sprayed or drenched with an insecticide. Fire ants will eat them and the moisture inside their bodies will cause the grits to expand and the ants to explode. Among the largest ants in the United States, winged queens can be a frightening one inch long. Ants were coming and eating the gel, and some ants died inside of the bait, but we still had ants all summer long. Most commercial products seem to target sugar-eating ants & it doesn't kill these off. Well, we still find dead ants, but they're still coming! seems ants don't like the smell. 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 kept changing the bites, and ants kept coming. The only good thing is that the bait helped keeping ants in one area, and not spreading too much all over. 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. However, when there ants again, I presume new colony, they will avoid the ant bait. (i.e. 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. (2) Remove the sausages (i.e. These baits are not working anymore. Here is the trick: (1) Get a can of Libby Vienna Sausages. Although termites eat the wood they infest, carpenter ants do not eat wood; they chew through it to create their nests and tunnels. First, I thought it was stale, so I bought new, but the ants are also refusing the new. This is far from a scientific test, but from our experience, Terro traps resulted in more visible dead ants. It had been out for 2 days and perhaps it evaporates, also ants had been eating it. The product kills ants but will not harm people or pets. Carpenter ants excavate the wood in order to build their homes. My husband does not think he ate any but we can not be sure. They're still going for the poison. 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. Usually, it is small amount and the dosage is enough for ants. They would completely empty a dozen terro liquid bait traps overnight for weeks. Bay leaves ! Thread Tools Search this Thread #1 09-04-11, 02:09 PM S. spikedog4. 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. Unlike the medium sized black ones, these are smaller and slightly red. Terro ant killer changed formula years ago they used sodium arsenate now they use sodium tetraborate decahydrate borax. Hi, I've used Terro for carpenter ants per this site's advice in the Spring and it worked wonders! Did it take you a few days, a week, etc? The bait-oil mixture must contain enough grease to be attractive, but not so much as to over-dilute the active ingredient. 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. Diatomaceous earth. Peanut butter and borax doesn’t attract them very much either. Simply wash with warm water. Remember that baiting takes time because you are killing off an entire colony of ants, not just the foragers you see in your house. 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. I found the little hole where the ants were coming from and set up some Terro bait traps next to it. If you spill some on your skin there will be no reaction at all. I almost feel like I'm just inviting them in at this point. This is how I got rid of mine. But the second day, they didn't even touch it much and now they're not eating the bait at all. I assume you mean Terro liquid bait? Need to find another solution for the next year. They will not go for Terro, liquid Raid, or homemade baits using Borax with any sugar/honey. July 29, 2019. They are all good initially, killed the nest and without ants for 2-3 months. Most available ant baits, such as Terro , can be mixed with a grease or oil to make them more attractive to grease ants. 10 answers Suzanne. (3) Heat the can. When all was said and done, four of the Terro traps attracted and killed ants, whereas only two of the Amdro traps did. In that case, dogs may experience minor side effect in gastric and intestines. New responses are no longer being accepted. These are the typical east coast Virginia ant. 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. remove the paper wrapping first) on the stove (or use a cigarette lighter) using very low heat. You arrive at a property anticipating a routine ant job, and it turns out to be anything but ordinary. Posts: 249 Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts ANTS not eating TERRO? Nice thought and I've tried it. on Aug 28, 2017. He only had a very limited time at which he had it. 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. Parent Replies. One of the things thought to cause nostalgia was eating strange, unfamiliar food, and it makes sense. 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. Appearance. I use protein based baits as well. No tiny mushroom clouds. Terro does NOT attract the grease eating ants. Carpenter ants can be rather ominous looking due to their size. I've had good luck with Combat gel ant bait (comes in a syringe) and RAID gel baits. The best tip for DIY ant baiting is to be patient. When using any insecticide: Read and follow all label directions. Terro ant killer changed formula years ago they used sodium arsenate now they use sodium tetraborate decahydrate borax. Huge amounts of ants were dying, mainly in my bathtub (yuck!). 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 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. Any grease or oil that can be mixed with the bait should be effective. Join Date: Aug 2005. Aug 11, 2018. My son was found with a Terro Ant Bait container. When the meat ant moves into a territory, it usually pushes out any other ant in the area. ANTS not eating TERRO? 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. 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. I won't use it. I bought this ant killer called Terro (main ingredient is borax) about a month ago. My house has tons of gaps & poor weatherproofing. Last year or maybe the year before I bought a bunch of Terro liquid ant baits and they worked beautifully. No explosions. Since they eat other insects, an infestation of meat ants can mean a loss of other important insects that keep the environment in balance. But not to worry the cure is quite easy. Q: We have ants in the kitchen.I think it started because our cats got a little messy with their food bowls. Carpenter ants it does not work. Thanks. Nearly all ant infestations can be traced to a colony beneath the ground outside a home. When placed where ants are seen to forage, the foraging ants will carry it back to the nest to feed the colony. Hi I tried Terro and combat and many other ant bait. They do like to kill things, just tonight they killed a centipede about 2inches long. Terro, my go-to ant bait has ceased to work. For most ants found in your home, we recommend putting out some Terro T300 Liquid Ant Baits. Get rid of your ants. Do not treat this entrance with insecticide yet. I don't use an exterminator anymore. Terro uses borax as the active ingredient, which has proven successful against ants and is not … Thread Starter. Location: New England. The new formula does not work as good. Termites eat wood, while carpenter ants do not. that have randomly invaded my … Paige Bennett Ants Suppliers. Fortunately, the black, wingless worker ants are smaller, varying in length from 3/8 to 1/2-inch. I suggest vegetable oil or peanut butter. The seems to know the ant bait will kill them. The ants were coming in through the HVAC vent. 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 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. Subscribe. Most issue will be related to digestive system. Why aren't they eating anymore? How fast did Terro work for you? 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. 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