Saturday, December 21, 2013

All I Want For Christmas Is Ant Poison

My last post to share an effective ant poison I found became one of the most shared posts this blog has had. Since there is such surprisigingly strong interest, I thought it only right to update that I had found an even better one.

For those reading this for the first time, this is the source of my irritation: these tiny ants that crawl all over the home and are even attracted to water - and are not interested in traditional ant bait. You can read more about them in the previous post.

So I was happy to find Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Gel, which worked perfectly. After I blogged, I got several requests to borrow the ant poison. However, the problem with Maxforce is that it comes in a tube and requires a special gun to apply - the entire setup costs about $50 from Amazon (excluding international shipping).

I still thought it would make a good Christmas present for my loved ones, and that's when I discovered Terro Liquid Ant Baits. There are two kinds - one comes in a squeeze tube and the other is packaged much like traditional ant bait, a pack of six that you can break apart and place wherever you want.

So why Terro? There are a few good reasons!
  • It's cheap - $3.49 for the tube or $5.67 for the pack of 6 baits
  • It has free international shipping from Amazon with orders of more than $125
  • It is the #1 ranked pest control lure on Amazon
The only downside I've found compared to Maxforce is that Terro is a liquid, while Maxforce is a gel. This means it is possible to spill the Terro if you are not careful and make a mess. You also can't just squeeze it into a wall or corner like what we did with Maxforce.

So if this got you interested and you want to try it out, check out some other free shipping ideas to make up your $125 shipment. And if you know anyone with ant problems, you can share this with them too!