This product is featured in our Outdoor Ant Control Kit.
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait is for use with popular ant bait stations such as Ant Cafe, and the Antopia R2 Ant Bait Station. This liquid ant bait uses a sweet honeydew attractant that will attract all types of ants that will take the bait back to the colony to be fed to the queen and the other ants. The result is ant colony elimination and is another reason why using Gourmet liquid ant bait is a great choice for ant control. Liquid ant bait can be used inside as well as outdoors in proper ant bait stations as listed above.
|Active Ingredient:||Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 1%|
|Target pests:||Kills Sweet & Protein feeding ants and German Cockroaches|
|For use in:||Indoors and outdoors near: homes, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, food processing plants, boats, cruise ships, institutional and commercial buildings, nursing homes, hotels and warehouses|
|Pet safe:||Yes; when used as directed|
|Manufactured By:||Innovative PC Products (UPC: 682023091003)|
How Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait Works
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait contains a complex mixture of attractants that mimics honeydew, the largest source of nutrients for an ant colony. The sweet honeydew attractant in Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid draws insects to forage. Once ingested, the active ingredient DOT (Disodium Octabrate Tetrahydrate) begins a slow attack on the ants’ central nervous system that allows them to return to their nests after consuming the bait to pass along the DOT poisoning to their young and to the queen. When other food sources are removed, ants will continue feeding on Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait until they die.
Borates such as DOT have extremely low mammalian toxicity, and insects have shown no ability to develop resistance. The delayed action of DOT on insects maximizes feeding, trail following and mass recruitment in ants, ultimately destroying reproductives and the entire colony. Because of its high solubility in water, boron can remain in solution for prolonged periods of time without additional additives, making application of Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait effective for up to 6 months.
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait Target Pests
Sweet and Protein feeding ants, German Cockroaches
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH GOURMET LIQUID ANT BAIT: Sweet and Protein Feeding Ants (except Fire and Harvester Ants), Carpenter Ants, Argentine Ants; Roaches
Target Uses of Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait
You'll love the results you see after using Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid with 1% DOT (Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate). Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid is less repellent than other products and is far more effective at eliminating both the workers and queens in active ant colonies. Use Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid indoors with an add-your-own-bait station (like the Ant Café or Ant & Roach Buffet or the Ant Pro Bait Station) to quickly eliminate foragers. Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid is currently the only bait out there that is specially formulated to allow dilution while retaining the same effectiveness, cutting the effective cost by up to 75% and making this product a great economical bait. Ants love Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid because it uses a special insect attractant that mimics honeydew and enhances bait acceptance by a variety of Protein Feeding Ants, Sweet Feeding Ants, and roaches.
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait can be used in conjunction with other baits for maximum bait acceptance. It can also be used in stations such as the Antopia R2 Ant Bait Station in situations where sprays are not desired, such as around organic crops.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 1.0%
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait Application Instructions
1. Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid may be used at full strength for larger ants (like Carpenter), or diluted with distilled water or other food grade liquid 1:1 to make bait containing .5% active ingredient for smaller ants (Argentine, White-Footed, and Pharaoh)
2. Bait may be used in “Ant Café”, “Ant & Roach Buffet”, or other similar bait stations.
3. When using bait stations, wash hands thoroughly before handling bait to remove any odors that may be repellent to ants, i.e. tobacco, garlic, strong chemicals/ cleaners etc.
4. Remove as many competing food sources as practical. Vacuum or sweep floors to remove crumbs, etc. Ants are attracted to and will feed on Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid until they die.
5. Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid is designed to work slowly, and sufficient bait should be made available for at least 14 days of continuous feeding.
6. Repeat placement of the bait until satisfactory control has been achieved.
7. Do not use sprays, foggers or any strong chemicals or cleaners near the bait containers or placements. This may contaminate the bait and cause the insects to cease feeding.
For especially heavy or stubborn ant infestations, it is often effective to combine Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait with a gel bait such as Gourmet Ant Bait Gel or Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel. If you choose to combine two different kinds of baits, do not use more than one per bait station. Simply use a liquid formulation in some stations while placing the gel formulation in others. This gives finicky ants a variety of textures and baits to choose from. Due to the changing demands of the colony, it is common for foraging workers to also change their food sources. With Bait Plate Stations, two baits may be placed alongside one another in a single bait station.
Always read the product label completely before use.
How much bait is needed will vary depending on quantity and size of colonies. Each 32 oz. bottle will fill at least 2 Antopia R2 Ant Bait Stations completely, or 4 stations halfway.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait:
*Use full strength or dilute with distilled water or other water based, food grade liquid (such as apple juice) 1:1 to make bait containing 0.5% active ingredient.
*If using in larger stations outside, place one station every 50 feet around structure.
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait is for use in the following areas:
Indoors or Outdoors near homes, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, food processing plants (nonfood areas), boats, cruise ships, institutional and commercial buildings, nursing homes, hotels, and warehouses
Use Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid for the control of ants or German Cockroaches. Place bait station filled half-full with Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid on a horizontal surface near ant activity. Stations filled with Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid may be placed under food cabinets, sinks, stoves, refrigerators, food storage areas, attics, garages, basements, storage areas, closets, etc. Place bait stations on exterior windowsills and in doorways to help prevent entry of ants. Some bait stations may be designed to affixed to a wall, hung on pipes or branches, or placed on a flat surface.
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait can be used to make small, pea sized placements and/or long thin lines in areas inaccessible to children and pets, where ants are a problem.
Place bait stations filled half-full with Gourmet Ant Bait Liquid on exterior window-sills and in doorways to help prevent entry. When using in Antopia R2 Ant Bait Station, use one station every 50 feet, or typically one station on each side of an average size home or business. If any of the bait stations is emptied in less than a week, double the initial placement. Replace baits as needed until feeding activity ceases. Sufficient bait should be made available for at least 14 days of continuous feeding. Replace the bait with fresh bait as needed.
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait Features
*Specially formulated to attract sweet feeding and protein feeding ants
*Use full strength or dilute 1:1 with distilled water or food-grade liquid such as apple juice.
*Provides area-wide control of ants and roaches when used in bait dispensers.
*Liquid formulation is attractive to the widest variety of ant species.
*Contains a complex mixture of attractants that mimics honeydew, the largest source of nutrients for an ant colony.
*Specially formulated to retard the development of mold.
*When used in appropriate stations, Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait is Certified Organic Food Crop Compliant and meets the USDA National Organic Program Standards.
Extra Tips For Using This Product
*If not purchasing bait stations, aluminum foil, bottle caps, or jar lids may be used to keep bait off of indoor surfaces.
*Using bait stations protects the bait from contamination and exposure to non-target animals and people.
*Do not use sprays on top of bait or apply bait in areas to be treated with sprays.
*Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Use within 2 years of purchase.
*When using bait stations, wash hands thoroughly before handling to remove any odors that may be repellent to ants, i.e. tobacco, garlic, and chemical cleaners.
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9 of 10 people found this review helpful:
By Pam in Rochester, NY on May 26, 2010
This works quickly and is very effective at getting rid of carpenter ants. The first year we had an invasion of carpenter ants. They took about 2 to 3 weeks to get rid of. The second year in the spring I used the product right away, and the ants were not as many and were gone within a week. This year only saw a couple of ants early Spring, still using the ant bait and haven't seen anymore, and it is almost the 1st of June. Great product. Just make sure that it is in a safe area that pets & children cannot access.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Absolutely Amazing Product
By Frank in Many, LA on July 4, 2011
This is really supposed to be used outside - so you're not inviting the ants in to dinner. However, ants were already inside in large numbers having found an old candy cane under some papers that I didn't know was there. I used a small storage container cap, put a torn piece of a napkin from it to the counter as a bridge so the ants could get in easily; the napkin's capillary action soon brought the fluid over the top edge of the cap. Soon they were lined up - the top of the napkin looked like a bar with dozens of ants bellied up to it side-by-side; the under side had a crowd, too. The number of ants drinking and coming and going was amazing. I put another in a bathroom that was also troubled by ants. The standard long lines of Argentine ants coming and going were soon looking like a well traveled 4 lane highway. Within 8 hours I had no more ants and have not seen one since - 3 weeks now. I also used feeders and this bait outdoors - and they received it well there, too... for days. Now, I just don't see many ants anywhere at all. Used in combination with Maxforce Ant Bait Granular.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Best Product For Carpenter Ants On The Market
By Kim in Sweet Home, Oregon on August 12, 2010
I have never tried this product until this year. I have tried everything I could from local retailers but nothing ever seem to really work. Since putting this Gourmet ( And I Feel It Must Be A " Gourmet" ) Liquid Ant Bait in the proper container, I have yet to see even ONE Carpenter Ant. All I can say is " Bon Appeite ". And would HIGHLY recommend this product to ANYONE !!!!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait
By Donna in Zionsville Pa. on November 7, 2010
It took awhile for the Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait to work. I have tried everything in the supermarket all summer long and nothing worked. I've tried borax, bay leaves, ant traps 3x's, nothing! It was very expensive to buy the bait and containers. But I now have no ant's.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Gets rid of em
By Nancy in Kalama,Wa on June 24, 2010
Started using 3 years ago. Just now using end of 4 bottles. No problem with ants since first year. Just setting bait in traps in case. We are ordering more this 4th year just to be sure they are at bay. Wouldn't use anything else. No problem to animals that we see. Thanks for the great "stuff".
INDOOR SEVERE ANT PROBLEM
By Lamar in Surfside Beach, South Carolina on September 30, 2014
I put this material adjacent to a large swarm of ants and they seem to advoid it. It cerrtainly did not seem to be a very attractive bait for my ant problem. I'm not sure what kind of ants I have so this product could be species specific and may not be formulated for my ants. I changed to another product that worked.
Gourmet Liquid And Bait - no more ants!
By Mike in Hartselle, AL on July 19, 2014
For almost a year my home has been serviced by a local pest control company. The main reason that we solicited their services was that we had an ant problem. Ants were getting in our home and finding their way on our kitchen countertops... not just a few, either. Let's call it a stream! They were able to get rid of the ants by setting up baiting stations on the four exterior corners of my home. After one year, I decided to have them stop coming (the pest control company .. not the ants.) The ants came back. Well, they came back until I purchased the Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait and filled the stations on my own. No more ants .. and the cost for 1 - 32oz container paid for itself in 1/2 the visit from the pest control company. Saving money ... I like it!
By Jane31 in Maryland on May 3, 2014
This is the second year I have used this product with the bait stations, and ants in my home are no longer a problem. I have cats and did not want anything that might put them at risk, so using the stations with the liquid works great. The cats don't bother it, but the ants disappeared. The key is to continue use and keep the bait stations filled. Living in the woods makes pest control a challenge, but this seems to be a solution. Using smaller bait trays didn't work for me. I set up 8 bait stations around my home and garage for control. A smaller yard could probably use less.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Works Pretty Well
July 14, 2013
Hint: put this liquid in a WELL MARKED!! smaller bottle and dispense it with a medicine dropper, the glass/plastic tube with bulb we used to call an eyedropper. Ants seem to like this bait much better than the Gourmet Gel, which dries up in seconds in our dry summer climate anyway. I tested the liquid side by side with the Terro boric acid baits and the ants were cautious at first but eventually came to it in bigger numbers than to the Terro bait. I think it may be more effective than the Terro bait, and is much cheaper when bought by the quart. I use it in the Ant Cafe bait stations, make lines of droplets (in places where nothing else is likely to get into the bait, like the little space between the door of the microwave and the counter, just off a favorite ant highway), and refilled ant stakes with the liquid (our ants empty the new ant stakes in a few days). A few drops of water from the eyedropper revives baits that dry up. So far, seems to be good stuff.
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait
By David in St Inigoes, MD on May 18, 2013
So far, it appears to be working well. Ants were attracted to the bait stations right away. I have seen less ants this year as compared to last year without any bait stations. I will give it another month to see if this bait will keep the ants away.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Sharon in Maryland on May 12, 2013
I bought two quarts of this last summer to use with the ant bait stations and in less than a week, the tiny ants that had invated my house were gone. I had tried numerous other products that called for baiting at the trouble spot and that simply attracted more inside my home. This year, I didn't wait to see them and began loading addtional stations in early spring. I got the case because I did not want to run out mid-summer and I now have 8 bait stations around my home. No ants are to be found. It was an easy, safe way to get rid of a pesky problem. I normally won't go out of my way to kill insects, but when they invade my home, I want them gone. Best of all, I don't have to worry about harming other animals, including my cats.
Good liquid bait
By Jesse in Texas on February 11, 2013
Used in bait stations around the perimeter of my home to help eliminate an ant problem I've had problems with. Used a granular bait & this to appeal to sweet feeding ants. Worked well in the situation i used it in.
By Lynne in Bend,OR on July 26, 2012
The ant bait is doing the trick. I like the product so far, it tends to not dry out as fast as the liquid ones I have purchased before and way more for the money. Thank you
By Tony in Tucson on July 12, 2012
I haven't seen any ants since I did two applications of Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait. So it is either a co-incidence or it works.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By M in Alto, MI on May 19, 2012
This product really works. Whenever the carpenter ants show up this product quickly eliminates them.
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June 25, 2010Steve asked:
QWhere should I place the Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait in my home?
I was wondering how much to use, and what I should put it in without buying stations. I have a 900 sq ft. home with a full basement that I am finishing. One floor with three bedrooms, a small kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. Where should I place the bait? Thank you
A According to the products label, Gourmet Ant Bait can be used to make small, pea sized placements and/ or long thin lines in areas where ants are a problem. Place the bait on a horizontal surface near ant activity. Place bait under food cabinets, sinks, stoves, refrigerators, food storage areas, attics, garages, basements, storage areas, closets, etc. Place on exterior windowsills and in doorways to help prevent entry of ants. You can put on pieces of paper or on jar lids to keep the bait off of surfaces.
According to the products label, Gourmet Ant Bait can be used to make small, pea sized placements and/ or long thin lines in areas where ants are a problem. Place the bait on a horizontal surface near ant activity. Place bait under food cabinets, sinks, stoves, refrigerators, food storage areas, attics, garages, basements, storage areas, closets, etc. Place on exterior windowsills and in doorways to help prevent entry of ants. You can put on pieces of paper or on jar lids to keep the bait off of surfaces.
August 15, 2009Rich asked:
QWhat do you place the Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait in? Does it come with stations?
May 30, 2013Matt from Hopedale, Oh asked:
QIs the Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait safe to use around vegetable gardens?
my vegetable garden is infested with different species of ants, is gourmet liquid ant bait safe to use in my garden, can it be absorbed by my vegetables?
AThe Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait must be contained in an ant bait station in a garden. We recommend using it in something like the Antopia Ant Bait Station. When it is used in this type of station there is nothing to be absorbed by the veggies.
July 29, 2011Marcus asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of the Gourmet liquid ant bait.
I want to buy in bulk to eventually save money. But I am concerned that the product may lose potency after 3 or 4 years. I want to know how many years this product be stored before it expires.
AThe manufacturer states that since it is a food bait, gourmet ant bait should only be expected to remain effective on the shelf for a period of 2 years at the most. You should always store in a cool dry place if possible and make sure the lid is on and the bottle is out of direct sunlight.
June 27, 2013Greg from Monroe, Me asked:
QGourmet Liquid Ant bait - safe to use around honeybees?
Is gourmet liquid ant bait safe to use next to a honeybee hive to keep the ants away?
AGourmet Liquid Ant Bait is not labeled as toxic to Honey Bees. However, the bees could still be attracted to the bait, thus causing them harm. Please contact your Local Cooperative Extension Office to find out what is recommended to treat ants in that area.
April 12, 2012Kalokwoo from Quincy, Ma asked:
QWhat is the expiration date of this Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait?
AThere is no expiration date on the Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait. We do recommend you use it up within three years of the date of purchase.
May 27, 2011Betsy asked:
QI'm using your KM Ant Pro Bait Stations. How much liquid ant bait should I order for each station?
AEach KM Ant Pro Station can hold up to 19oz of liquid ant bait but it is recommended to only fill up to 16 oz at a time. The recommended bait for the KM Ant Pro Station is the Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait which is 32 oz of bait per container. So 1 bottle would be enough to fill 2 KM Ant Pro Stations. However, if you have a lot of ant activity then you may need to refill it sooner than you expect. We do have an Outdoor Ant Kit which comes with the stations and the bait at a discounted price.
July 24, 2014Guy from Santa Barbara, Ca asked:
QWhat is the % sugar in undiluted Gormet Liquid Ant Bait?
Diluting the bait for Argentine ants also dilutes the sugar concentration. Does this reduce feeding attraction?