The first step to successfully controlling ants is to bait the worker ants – those that you see marching around inside your house – with liquid ant bait and then wait a few days.
Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 2, 2010
It’s a fact of life. No homeowner is immune to the problem of ants. Whether they’re parading across your kitchen counter or ruining your backyard barbecue, ants are an unwelcome house guest. Now, TERRO, the leading manufacturer of ant control products for consumers, offers a simple “Bait, Wait and Eliminate” 2-step process to safely and effectively get rid of ants.
STEP #1 –Bait and Wait
“The first step to successfully controlling ants is to bait the worker ants – those that you see marching around inside your house – with liquid ant bait and then wait a few days. During the wait period, the ants will carry the bait back to share with the rest of the colony and the Queen.” explains Stewart Clark, director of research and development at TERRO. “While the insecticide in the bait will ultimately kill the worker ant, it works slowly enough that the worker has time to get back and share the bait with the colony. That’s the only way to get rid of both the ants you see and the thousands you don’t.”
Liquid baits are surprisingly simple in the way they work. TERRO liquid ant baits are made from a natural ingredient, Borax, which is safe to use around humans and pets, but is deadly to ants. As the ant foragers look for food, they are attracted to the sweet liquid in the baits. Unsuspectingly, they consume the liquid and carry it back to share with the colony. The result is the elimination of the colony - and your ant problems.
STEP #2- Eliminate by Creating an Outdoor Barrier
Since most ant infestations are linked to a colony that is actually located underground outside the house, the second line of defense is setting up a barrier around your house. Once a house has been baited inside for at least a week, begin applying TERRO Outdoor Ant Killer Granules around the perimeter of the house.
“TERRO’s Outdoor Ant Killer Granules are ideal as part of a 2-step ant control process,” says Clark. “We recommend using the outdoor granules in conjunction with liquid ant baits to eliminate ants inside and prevent outdoor ants from reinfesting.”
TERRO Outdoor Ant Killer Granules are packaged in a 3 lb. Shaker Bag™ and is designed to allow the granules to be easily distributed in a three- to five-foot band around the typical. No spreader is needed. Concludes Clark, “Remember, there are no quick fixes for an ant problem – you have to have patience, but the results are well worth it.”
TERRO® is the industry leader in ant control and has been a trusted brand for more than 90 years. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the company offers proven ant control products, including liquid ant baits, aerosol sprays, perimeter granules and ant dust. TERRO products are widely distributed at all leading hardware, home center, mass merchant, food and drug, farm and fleet and independent garden center retailers nationwide. For more information about TERRO products, call 1-800-837-7644, or visit http://terro.com.