- Kills the ants you see and the ants in the nest
- Formulated to allow worker ants to consume bait and return to the nest to deliver a dose to the rest of the colony
- Ant Killer contains a naturally derived active ingredient (borax)
- Unlike liquid formulas, stays put on horizontal surfaces
- Bait tube is perfect for squeezing into cracks, crevices and other hard-to-reach places where ants travel
- For indoor and outdoor use
- EPA-registered product
- Packed in a convenient 1 fl oz squeeze tube for applying bait
Active Ingredients: Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (borax)
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Attracts and Kills All Common Household Ants Including: Argentine ants, ghost ants, cornfield ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, acrobat ants, white footed ants, little black ants, odorous house ants, rover ants, crazy ants, big headed ants, and other sweet feeding ants except carpenter, fire and harvester ants. For Use in and Around: Homes, apartments, storage areas, and mobile homes.
Controlling and Eliminating Ants: First ants will come in large numbers, but soon disappear. This product is formulated to allow worker ants to consume the product and survive long enough to carry the liquid back to the nest and deliver a dose to the rest of the colony. Monitor the placements and ensure there is always a fresh supply of Maggie’s Farm Ant Killer at each placement.
Indoor Use: Apply Maggie’s Farm Ant Killer to small pieces of cardboard, paper or foil, or in purpose built bait stations and place product in areas inaccessible to children and pets, where ants are seen, such as the edges of sinks, window sills, under food cabinets, along floors and baseboards and in corners. Use plenty of bait placements, the more bait placements the better. Since invading ants usually have outdoor nesting sites, it often helps to put the product outside, close to where ants are found entering the structure. Ants typically follow defined trails from the nest to food or water. Placing Maggie’s Farm Ant Killer close to these trails will improve control.
Outdoor Use: Locate areas around the building where ants are seen trailing. Apply Maggie’s Farm Ant Killer in areas inaccessible to children and pets. For a perimeter defense system, place bait stations against the foundation where the trails are found. Spacing the bait stations every 5 to 10 feet will provide the best results. Check the bait stations regularly for activity. Remember ants will feed on Maggie’s Farm Ant Killer and carry the bait back to the rest of the colony. Heavy infestations may require several bait placement refills.
Environmental Hazards: Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high-water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters or rinsate.
Q. I used Maggie’s Farm Ant Killer bait and am now seeing more ants around the bait. Is this normal?
A. The Maggie’s Farm Ant Killer bait contains a variety of food attractants designed to attract foraging ants to it. Worker ants feed on the bait and take it back to the nest to share with the rest of the colony, which eventually will kill the colony. So not only is it normal to see more ants after you apply the Ant Killer bait, it is also a sign that the bait is working. Over a short period of time you should see fewer ants, and eventually no ants, once the bait has been spread to all the ants in the nest.
It is important that you DO NOT USE any insecticide sprays around the bait placements as you don’t want to do anything that prevents the ants from taking the bait. The goal is to eliminate the source of the ant problem, the nest. So you want the foraging ants to take the bait back to the nest to eliminate the colony.
Great, one of the only products I have found that does help control ants..
Bought a tube today and immediately applied the bait to the gaps in my deck posts where ants (the small "sugar" kind, not carpenter) live and are likely the same ones invading my kitchen this time of year. Within SECONDS -- no exaggeration -- a horde of them appeared before I even finished! They're out there now happily and obliviously eating their way into an early demise. AMAZING!
Ant Killer in a tube
Love this product! I have used this product for the past two seasons and it has proven to be highly effective with simple application. I have little to no ants around my kitchen which drives me crazy.
Killed my ants!!
Killed ALL of the ants in my basement but the tube was leaking at the bottom.