Borax, the active ingredient in TERRO® Ant Killer and TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits, is a natural ingredient that has a low level of toxicity for humans, but is deadly to ants.
Does ant dust kill ants?
TERRO Ant Dust kills many problem pests including: fire ants and carpenter ants, boxelder bugs, cockroaches, crickets, firebrats, spiders, ticks, wasps and silverfish.
How fast do TERRO ant baits work?
Terro Liquid Ant Bait is a sweet liquid containing sodium tetraborate decahydrate, better known as borax. The bait kills individual ants within 48 hours after they consume it. During that time, an exposed ant carries the bait back to the nest and spreads it to other ants, killing them as well.
What happens if you breathe in ant powder?
The concentration of borax in many ant baits is only 5.4%, so only small amounts of the active ingredients are present. Fipronil, avermectin, and indoxacarb all have the potential to affect the nervous system in humans. Ingestion of large amounts can cause weakness, dizziness, or a comatose state.
What is the best ant dust?
This dust is great against ants, bed bugs, spiders, termites, and plenty of other pests.
- TERRO T600 Ant Dust.
- Bayer Tempo 1% Dust.
- Rockwell Labs Cimexa Dust Insecticide.
- Cyper WSP – Insecticide.
- Delta Dust Multi Use Pest Control Insecticide.
- Drione Pest Insecticide.
- Diatomaceous Earth.
Does Terro kill fire ants?
Stop fire ants in their tracks with TERRO® Fire Ant Killer. Apply this ready-to-use formula directly to the fire ant mounds (no need to water in) to begin targeting them immediately with residual killing power lasting up to 8 months.
What do the ants do once they found food?
As soon as a scout locates food such as sugar, it returns to the nest, laying down a scent trail by repeatedly pressing its abdomen to the ground. The other ants sense the secretions with the help of their smell organs and follow the scent trail towards the food discovered by the scout ant.