How To Get Rid of Ants with Terro Liquid Baits and Granules

As the weather gets warmer the bugs start coming out and ants inside the house really get to be a problem. No matter how clean you keep your house it seems that those large black ants figure out a way to get inside. I guess it must be because the ground isn’t quite thawed out and food isn’t plentiful that they make their way inside where food is in abundance.

Terro has a variety of ant killer products to choose from including pre-filled liquid bait traps, to sprays, to granules you put around the perimeter of the house.


When we received some of the Terro products to test out I found that the pre-filled liquid baits were easy to use and not messy. Just cut off one end of a bait and set it in a cabinet or on a counter and the liquid inside will attract the ants. They consume the liquid and carry it back to share with the colony, thus eliminating your ant problem.

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.

As a precaution you should never keep something like this or any pest control product anywhere a young child get at it.

With the granules you can use the convenient shaker bag and put them around the perimeter of your house to create an outdoor barrier so they don’t get in the house in the first place. As the ants come out they eat the bait and take it back with them to the colony. The insecticide in the bait will kill them off.

terro-ant-killer-granules-reviewTERRO 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 house.  No spreader is needed.

Terro Liquid Ant Baits retail for $7.99 for a 6-pack and the Outdoor Ant Killer Shaker bags retails for $8.99 can be purchased online at or contact Terro at 1-800-837-7644 for the location of a store near you and if you can’t find it locally you can buy it online at, many times with Free Shipping.

To learn more about Terro products and ask questions about pest control in your house connect with them on Facebook at, Twitter at, and through their blog at

Update: Terro Liquid Ant Baits can be used safely around pets and children. The inert ingredients are sweet food-based products similar to pancake syrup. The active ingredient is Borax, which is a natural mineral that is found in many consumer products and has been used safely by homeowners for years.

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About Terro

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 and perimeter granules.

Their mission is to help homeowners get rid of annoying ants, pesky fruit flies and other household pests with their line of products which include: Indoor Liquid Ant Baits – Outdoor Ant Killer Granules- Fruit Fly Trap – Mosquito Repellent – Spider Killer Spray – Ant Killer Spray – Outdoor Ant Killer Spray – Ant Dust – Carpenter Ant & Termite Killer Spray

Disclaimer: We received a package of Terro Liquid Ant Baits and a bag of Outdoor Ant Killer in the Shaker bag to test out and were not compensated in any way. All opinions are our own.

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