Have gone through THREE bottles of Terro this year in two spots in my home. Ants just keep coming and inhaling this stuff. Ants are under the foundation and come in through foundation cracks not visible under walls and cabinets. No ants around foundation but there are a few ant hills in yard. The Terro keeps them busy and off counters, but where do I go from here? Thanks for your site, very informative.
If you read our ANT CONTROL article, you’ll learn that you should not rely on bait alone when treating for ants. Additionally, common retail products like Terro won’t work. Yes, you’ll get some “acceptance”. But Terro relies on the ants eating it, not storing it. And Terro is “fast acting” so its not uncommon for it to kill the active ants so fast, the remaining nest will not want to eat any. Instead, they’ll take it but not consume it, only hoard it, and your problem won’t go away.
To overcome this issue, use our ANT BAIT KIT inside the home for 1 week.
After 1 week of having the bait applied, spray the homes baseboards and exterior siding/foundation with our BITHOR. This “non repelling” spray will not scatter or chase ants but instead, lay in a stealthy mode so they’ll move over it, pick up a lethal dose and die a few days later.
For complete details on how to use these products, refer to our ANT CONTROL article here: