seems ants don't like the smell. I use protein based baits as well. Carpenter ants excavate the wood in order to build their homes. 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. I’ve now started on the garage & outdoor populations and seem to be having similar success. When all was said and done, four of the Terro traps attracted and killed ants, whereas only two of the Amdro traps did. The bait-oil mixture must contain enough grease to be attractive, but not so much as to over-dilute the active ingredient. Termites eat wood, while carpenter ants do not. July 29, 2019. Thanks. 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've had good luck with Combat gel ant bait (comes in a syringe) and RAID gel baits. No tiny mushroom clouds. They're still going for the poison. 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. They do like to kill things, just tonight they killed a centipede about 2inches long. 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. This is how I got rid of mine. I won't use it. Here is the trick: (1) Get a can of Libby Vienna Sausages. The seems to know the ant bait will kill them. 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. These are the typical east coast Virginia ant. Posts: 249 Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts ANTS not eating TERRO? Any grease or oil that can be mixed with the bait should be effective. I see a new batch of dead ants every morning, but the nest is still very alive. 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. The best tip for DIY ant baiting is to be patient. Terro, my go-to ant bait has ceased to work. 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. Thread Starter. But the second day, they didn't even touch it much and now they're not eating the bait at all. If you spill some on your skin there will be no reaction at all. Unlike the medium sized black ones, these are smaller and slightly red. It had been out for 2 days and perhaps it evaporates, also ants had been eating it. They are all good initially, killed the nest and without ants for 2-3 months. I don't use an exterminator anymore. My house has tons of gaps & poor weatherproofing. 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. Now carry out the Kiwicare 1-2-3 Bait-Barrier-Destroy program. I suggest vegetable oil or peanut butter. Carpenter ants it does not work. Carpenter ants can be rather ominous looking due to their size. It may be possible to drop bread crumbs in their path and then watch the ants carry the crumbs back the nest. How fast did Terro work for you? Fire ants will eat them and the moisture inside their bodies will cause the grits to expand and the ants to explode. Does not seem to work on carpenter ants (had those at our vacation house). They've become picky eaters? What are you using? Huge amounts of ants were dying, mainly in my bathtub (yuck!). (i.e. Get rid of your ants. Now, I have tiny brown ?sugar ants? 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. 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. Most commercial products seem to target sugar-eating ants & it doesn't kill these off. 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. The new formula does not work as good. Nearly all ant infestations can be traced to a colony beneath the ground outside a home. Need to find another solution for the next year. The new formula does not work as good. I have not seen ants since then but now a new type of ant is coming out. It seemed to be working great for awhile. I kept changing the bites, and ants kept coming. Terro liquid ant trap contains chemical compounds that specifically for killing insects. The product kills ants but will not harm people or pets. Among the largest ants in the United States, winged queens can be a frightening one inch long. 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 put them where they seem to be coming in the house. No effect. (2) Remove the sausages (i.e. Terro ant killer changed formula years ago they used sodium arsenate now they use sodium tetraborate decahydrate borax. 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. Most issue will be related to digestive system. Join Date: Aug 2005. eat them) and leave the greasy syrup. For most ants found in your home, we recommend putting out some Terro T300 Liquid Ant Baits. Aug 11, 2018. Location: New England. 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. Since they eat other insects, an infestation of meat ants can mean a loss of other important insects that keep the environment in balance. They would completely empty a dozen terro liquid bait traps overnight for weeks. This is far from a scientific test, but from our experience, Terro traps resulted in more visible dead ants. Diatomaceous earth. PS- Don't reply about the Chalk. A litlle (about 1/7) is gone compared to a new bait container. Although termites eat the wood they infest, carpenter ants do not eat wood; they chew through it to create their nests and tunnels. Additionally, outdoor nests can be sprayed or drenched with an insecticide. Bay leaves ! on Aug 28, 2017. Terro uses borax as the active ingredient, which has proven successful against ants and is not … Subscribe. Last year or maybe the year before I bought a bunch of Terro liquid ant baits and they worked beautifully. I started using Terro's liquid-filled ant baits on Wednesday, September 17. However, when there ants again, I presume new colony, they will avoid the ant bait. My husband does not think he ate any but we can not be sure. Parent Replies. Thread Tools Search this Thread #1 09-04-11, 02:09 PM S. spikedog4. The ants were coming in through the HVAC vent. Terro does NOT attract the grease eating ants. I put out a Terro liquid bait a few days ago and for the first day, the ants were really attracted to the bait. Do not treat this entrance with insecticide yet. Paige Bennett Ants Suppliers. First, I thought it was stale, so I bought new, but the ants are also refusing the new. 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. 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. Usually, it is small amount and the dosage is enough for ants. Well, we still find dead ants, but they're still coming! But not to worry the cure is quite easy. Simply wash with warm water. 10 answers Suzanne. I found the little hole where the ants were coming from and set up some Terro bait traps next to it. In that case, dogs may experience minor side effect in gastric and intestines. I almost feel like I'm just inviting them in at this point. One of the things thought to cause nostalgia was eating strange, unfamiliar food, and it makes sense. Remember that baiting takes time because you are killing off an entire colony of ants, not just the foragers you see in your house. We use it once a year normally in Spring and it takes care of our ant issues. When using any insecticide: Read and follow all label directions. The colony can typically be found by searching for foraging trails that look like a line of traffic filled with ants. This type includes Terro Liquid Ant Baits (£11.85 for six, eBay) and Raid Ant Baits (£3.00, Ocado). Q: We have ants in the kitchen.I think it started because our cats got a little messy with their food bowls. Most available ant baits, such as Terro , can be mixed with a grease or oil to make them more attractive to grease ants. They will not go for Terro, liquid Raid, or homemade baits using Borax with any sugar/honey. that have randomly invaded my … Did it take you a few days, a week, etc? The bait may not kill the ants instantly, but will eliminate the entire nest within just a few days. I assume you mean Terro liquid bait? You are undoubtedly suffering from Formic Acid poisoning. Carpenter ants it does not work. You arrive at a property anticipating a routine ant job, and it turns out to be anything but ordinary. 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. Peanut butter and borax doesn’t attract them very much either. Terro ant killer changed formula years ago they used sodium arsenate now they use sodium tetraborate decahydrate borax. These baits are not working anymore. Why aren't they eating anymore? I've always had an issue with ants. Ants were coming and eating the gel, and some ants died inside of the bait, but we still had ants all summer long. remove the paper wrapping first) on the stove (or use a cigarette lighter) using very low heat. When placed where ants are seen to forage, the foraging ants will carry it back to the nest to feed the colony. 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. When the meat ant moves into a territory, it usually pushes out any other ant in the area. 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. No explosions. 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. Nice thought and I've tried it. New responses are no longer being accepted. Appearance. Pest control - Ants not going for Terro baits anymore & scouting constantly. Hi, I've used Terro for carpenter ants per this site's advice in the Spring and it worked wonders! ANTS not eating TERRO? Member. I bought this ant killer called Terro (main ingredient is borax) about a month ago. Thanks. 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