Pros: Active Ingredients: Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate 5.40% - Borax
Cons: none noted
I dont mind ants outside in the yard, but when the trapise into the kitchen, and into my office it is war. Several years ago a friend introduced me to Terro Ant Liquid Killer and I have used it from that time.
Terro will not remove and keep gone ants, but it does kill one nest at a time and that is enough for me.
I use the liquid form from the squirt bottle. If I had children in the home, or if Guye the dog were able to get to the bait I would try one of the bait traps.
Terro Ant Liquid Killer is safe to use, so says information from Terro, in kitchens, restaurants, hospitals and many other areas. I use it in my kitchen where I pour some of the liquid on the plastic lid found covering metal coffee cans.
The bottle of Terro Ant Liquid Killer comes with paper squares meant for putting the bait to entice the ants. We have MANY ants when they arrive, the lid is a good substitute. As I have done from the day my own children began walking, I draw a skull and cross bones on the lid prior to pouring the liquid. The lid is set in a spot on counter where we are not preparing food and ants gather for the feast.
After two or three days the lid will no longer be housing ants. However, I do not remove the lid, in a few days a new nest will be arriving. And so it goes throughout the ant- season. Generally from Spring until well into Summer we continue to replenish the bait as one nest and then another dines, dies and the next approaches.
Terro will devastate most household ants typically found in the kitchen and bathroom near a source of water. Ants attracted to the Terro bait include:
o Argentine ants
o Acrobat ants
o Big headed ants
o Crazy ants
o Cornfield ants
o Ghost Ants
o Pavement ants
o White footed ants
o Little black ants
o Odorous house ants
o And other sweet eating ants
Active Ingredients: Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate 5.40% - Borax
Other Ingredients 94.60%
Precautions and Warnings:
--Do not use bait in food preparation areas of kitchens: restaurants, homes and the like or where food is commercially prepared or processed.
--Do not use bait in serving areas where uncovered food is placed.
--Avoid contamination of animal feed and edible foodstuffs.
--Place bait in areas difficult to get to for children and pets.
Storage & Disposal:
o Store, tightly capped, in a cool, dry place.
o Do not store bait in area where children or animals may gain access.
o Do not reuse empty containers.
o Place empty contain in trash or check for recycling if available.
o If container holds some bait: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions.
o Do not place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
Terro Ant Liquid Killer active ingredient is borax in a liquid suspension. Ants are attracted to the sweetened liquid containing the borax. They eat it, and gather it to take back to the nest where the rest of the nest eat it. After a few days the nest has been killed.
If you choose to use the cardboard pieces which are part of the packaging, tear off one square, squirt a bit of liquid on it and place where ants are present. The sweet seeking ants are often found along floors and baseboards, in corners, entering and leaving minute openings in walls, around wall electrical plates, in the bathroom they are seen in window sills, near and in tubs and sinks, in the kitchen they may be found in and under food storage areas.
I prefer using the plastic coffee can lid in the kitchen for holding the bait, in the trash basket next to my desk in my office I place a tiny condensed milk can with the top removed, the bait is squirted into the can, lid is loosely put on trash basket. Maddelleine and Guye the dog are safe from curious snooping, bait is filled with ants, I am not battling ants all over my computer desk.
On the Terro site consumers will find store locator, information and identification of various ants.
Terro Ant Liquid Killer is portable, easy to use, reduces the numbers of ants, and is easily obtainable. Produced by Senoret Chemical Co., Inc in Missouri, I like using a product I know is made by US workers. I buy Terro Ant Liquid Killer at Wal Mart, it is also available on line and is found at Walgreen. When the bait is first placed there will be many ants seen coming and going from the bait, the numbers lessen as the nest begins dying. Happy to recommend
Reviewed by Mollys Reviews
NOTE: the Walgreen web site has more information regarding use of product, restrictions and the like.
Product and Shipping Information from Amazon
$16.95 from Amazon as a multi pack
$3.49 SINGLE bottle Walgreen online
Contact info: Senoret Chemical Co., Inc.
Saint Louis, MO 63122