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Maggie's Farm Simply Effective No Spill Ant Kill

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A unique, patented high-moisture rigid gel bait formula made with naturally-derived borax, with all the advantages of liquid bait and without the mess.

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  • Our Ant Killer attracts and kills all common household ants (except carpenter ants, fire ants and harvester ants)
  • Designed to allow worker ants to take the bait back to the nest and deliver it to the rest of the colony
  • Kills the ants you see and ants in the nest
  • No Spill Ant Kill - Killer Ant Bait contains a naturally derived active ingredient (borax) which is a main ingredient in pest control products
  • Easy-to-use stations are activated simply by removing the sticker from the underside
  • Ants walk on the bait’s surface without drowning, so more of them can feed at once
  • Stations will not spill like liquid baits
  • Unique, patented high moisture rigid gel formula (like gelatin)
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • EPA-registered product
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Available in packs of 6 x 0.25 oz bait stations

Maggie's Farm Products offer a full line of ant solutions from ant bait stations, to aerosols sprays, and ant dusts.

Active Ingredients: Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (borax)

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE 

Please follow our easy to use No Spill Ant Kill Instructions listed below.

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Kills: Ants (except carpenter ants, fire ants and harvester ants)

For Use in and Around: Homes, apartments, storage areas, food processing plants, and mobile homes.

Ant Control and Elimination: Ants will initially feed in large numbers, but then disappear. No Spill Ant Kill is designed to allow worker ants to take the product back to the nest and deliver it to the rest of the colony. Monitor the bait placements and ensure there is always a fresh supply of No Spill Ant Kill at each placement. Indoor Use Place stations is areas inaccessible to children and pets where ants are seen. Ants often trail along structural edges and will seek out moisture and food. Bait around sinks, tubs, window sills, under food cabinets, around floor edges and in corners. Use numerous bait placements, rather than fewer large placements. Often, invading ants placements, rather than fewer large placements. Often, invading ants nest outdoors. It will help to bait outside, close to where ants are found entering the structure. Ants normally follow specific trails from the nest to food or water. Placing No Spill Ant Kill stations close to these trails will improve control. 

Outdoor Baiting: Locate areas around the building where ants are seen trailing. Apply No Spill Ant Kill in areas inaccessible to children and pets. For a perimeter defense system, place bait stations near the foundation or where ant trails are found. Spacing the bait stations every 5 to 10 feet around the perimeter will provide the best results. Check the bait stations regularly for activity. Remember ants will feed on No Spill Ant Kill and carry the bait back to the rest of the colony. Heavy infestations may require several bait placement refills.

Outdoor Use 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.

Click here for our How to Get Rid of Ants Guide

FAQ

Q. Why is Maggie’s Farm No Spill Ant Kill bait a solid gel, whereas other ant baits are liquid?

A. The patent-pending No Spill Ant Kill bait station is the only moist bait station on the market that uses a rigid gel formula with no potential for spill, so you get all the advantages of liquid bait with none of the mess. Ants can feed over the whole surface without drowning in the bait and more ants can feed at one time and take the bait back to the colony. 

See a video about No Spill Ant Kill here.

Q. How does the No Spill Ant Kill product work?

A. No Spill Ant Kill contains ingredients that attract foraging ants to the bait station, where they take the bait product back to their nest to deliver it to the rest of the colony and eliminate it. You want to see ants enter and exit the bait station with the bait for it to be most effective, so it is important not to spray any ants, or areas, around the bait stations. The objective of ant bait is not just to kill the ants that take the bait, but to get them to take the bait back to the nest to get rid of the source of the ant problem – the nest.  

Q. Am I supposed to remove the top cover of the No Spill Ant Kill bait station before using?

A. No, the foil cover on top of the No Spill Ant Kill bait station is not to be removed. It helps to keep the gel bait fresh and soft...and more attractive to ants. You should only remove the green sticker on the bottom of the station that covers the hole that the ants will use to enter and exit the bait station.

Q. Why am I seeing more ants around the No Spill Ant Kill station(s) after I set them out?

A. There are a couple of possible reasons why ants are ignoring a No Spill Ant Kill bait station. First, the ants you are trying to control may already have found a good food source and are not interested in the No Spill bait. Follow the ants/ant trail to the food source they are feeding on and remove it. Once their alternative food source has been removed, the No Spill bait should become their primary food source. Second, at certain times of the year, some ant species change their feeding habits depending on the needs of the colony. Typically in the spring, many ant species search for protein when they are in brood production mode. In late spring/early summer, many ant species change their feeding habits to sweets when they are foraging for food and building their nest. No Spill is a sweet ant bait so it will be most effective from late spring/early summer through the fall. No Spill also contains moisture which all ants need. In early spring, when protein is the preferred food source, we recommend using Maggie's Farm Roach Killer gel bait. It is a protein-based bait and is formulated for ants, as well as roaches.

Q. Which are the best spots to place the No Spill Ant Kill bait stations?

A. Place the bait stations in areas inaccessible to children and pets, close to where you see ant activity. Ants often trail along structural edges and will seek out moisture and food. Bait around sinks, tubs, window sills, under food cabinets, around floor edges and in corners. Invading ants nest outdoors, so it will help to place bait stations outside close to ant trails and where they are found entering the structure. 

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 ants to take the bait back to the nest to eliminate the colony.  

Q. Can I use No Spill Ant Kill for preventive purposes?

A. You can use the NO Spill bait stations to try to prevent an ant problem. The effectiveness really depends on the proper placement of the stations. When you have an active infestation, you should place the station next to the trailing ants. If you do not have an ant problem and want to use the station to prevent one, place the station in areas where ants are most likely to enter your home (preferably where you have seen ants enter your home previously). Around doorways, windows, plumbing pipes...these are the most common areas where ants enter a home. Monitor the stations regularly and replace if the gel in the station is gone or dries out (it should remain moist for 60-90 days).

Q. When do I need to replace a No Spill Ant Kill station?

A. The two main reasons for replacing a No Spill bait station are: 

  • When the station is empty (no more gel bait). If the ant population is large, this may happen within a few days. 

  • When the gel bait dries out (usually takes 60-90 days).

It is important to monitor No Spill bait stations regularly to determine when they need to be replaced.

Q. What is the expiration date on the No Spill Ant Kill station?

A. The No Spill bait station has a shelf life of 2 years when stored sealed in a cool area.

Q. Why am I not seeing any ants go near or into the No Spill Ant Kill station?

A. There are a couple of possible reasons why ants are ignoring a No Spill Ant Kill bait station. First, the ants you are trying to control may already have found a good food source and are not interested in the No Spill bait. Follow the ants/ant trail to the food source they are feeding on and remove it. Once their alternative food source has been removed, the No Spill bait should become their primary food source. 

Second, at certain times of the year, some ant species change their feeding habits depending on the needs of the colony. Typically in the spring, many ant species search for protein when they are in brood production mode. In late spring/early summer, many ant species change their feeding habits to sweets when they are foraging for food and building their nest. No Spill is a sweet ant bait so it will be most effective from late spring/early summer through the fall. No Spill also contains moisture which all ants need. 

In early spring, when protein is the preferred food source, we recommend using Maggie's Farm Roach Killer gel bait. It is a protein-based bait and is formulated for ants, as well as roaches.

Q. My dog ate/chewed on a No Spill Ant Kill bait station. What do I do?

A. Our No Spill Ant Kill is formulated using food ingredients (to attract the ants) and the borax active is at such a low level that the product has very low toxicity. Your dog should be fine. We do recommend to monitor your dog’s behavior and if you notice anything unusual, contact your vet and have the product label with you.

Q: I have had this out for 3 days and I still have ants, what is wrong?

A: If the ants are going to the station, nothing is wrong. It’s working as it should. There are times that our stations work in a few days, but more commonly a week or 2 before you see a significant decline. It all depends on the size of the ant colony you are dealing with. I suggest you stick with it.

Q: I was going to use this for Fire ants in my kitchen, but then I saw it’s not for fire ants. Are my ants fire ants? 

A: Fire ants do not tend to come indoors to forage, so it is unlikely to be fire ants. However please describe them to me, and/or send a picture so we can help you identify this ant. 

Q: I have had these stations out for about 2 weeks and the ants are still coming, what am I doing wrong?

A: If they are still coming, it’s still working. You might be dealing with a larger colony which can take longer to eradicate. Keep it up, if you continue to have issues, please feel free to contact us again. 

Q: Do I you put the stations with the hole facing up? I can’t find the box.

A: The stations are placed with the holes facing down. 

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09/06/2019

This is the FINEST Ant Killer on the market!

I just wanted to let you know how awesome your no spill ant kill product is!!!!! We had a terrible ant problem in our kitchen so i decided to try maggie's farm (because it was on-sale). i was skeptical at the beginning but, found my ant problem was completely removed in less than 18 hours! Thank you for making such a great, effective (and clean to use product)!

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Karen
08/28/2019

Effective

I like that it using natural ingredients that are safe to use around my family and pets. The ant bait was effective.

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Ashley Nichols
08/23/2019

Buddy doesn't have to share his food!

Ants in Buddy's dog food have been a vexing problem because I did not want to use toxic treatments near his food. The Ant Kill product works great and we are continuing to use it.

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Layla J.
07/16/2019

Really Works!

I was having an ant problem in my kitchen and I ran out to the supermarket at 9pm desperate to find something to help. I really didn't want to buy something with chemicals as I tend to be a "green" person so I was so happy to see Maggie's natural product on the shelf. I bought the bait stations and I can honestly say that they really do work!! When I first put the stations out, I saw a lot of ants around and inside the stations and I wasn't sure if it was working because there seemed to be more ants. Later I checked the stations and I didn't see any ants and I thought, where did they all go? After I read the instructions more carefully on the package, I realized that the ants are supposed to go into the bait stations, get the gel on their body and bring it back to their colony. This is the most effective way to get rid of the ants if they take it back to their colony. I've been watching the stations the past few days and the number of ants decreased tremendously after just 1 day, the 2nd day there were a few ants, and the 3rd day I still see 1 or 2 ants but I am going to keep the baits stations out a few more weeks to get these last stragglers. I like this product because it's easy and effective. No mess, no stress. You put the stations out and you don't have to think about the problem anymore because you know that the stations are working as the ants are getting the gel on them and then bringing them back to their colony. Thanks for Maggie's Farm for creating a safe, green, effective, successful product!!

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