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Frank writes,

How do I use Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Stations effectively?

Received a shipment of MaxForce Ant Killer Bait Stations. Placed stations on and near ant trails. Ants have shown absolutely no interest in any of the stations. They continue to by-pass the stations. What am I doing wrong? Do stations have to be activated in some manner? Do the stations have to be opened up in some manner?


You are probably not doing anything wrong, but one thing to consider is that ants are very finicky eaters.  They are either in the mood for protein/fats or sugar depending on what the colony needs.  Maxforce FC Ant Stations are more of a protein/fat type of bait.  The ants are probably looking for more of a sugar type bait right now.  On our product description we do recommend using the stations along with the Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel which is a sugar based bait.  This way you have both to offer if they are in the mood for one over the other.  If you would like to test this theory, you can place a spoonful of jelly on a piece of tin foil or paper next to one of the Maxforce FC Ant Stations.  If they eat the jelly and not the station bait then they are in the mood for sugar, not protein.

Answer last updated on: 10/04/2009

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