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Jo from Albuquerque writes,

Getting rid of ants using Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel and baits?

I put the gel baits out and the ants just keep coming. It's been two days and there are more ants swarming around the gel. I noticed that there are dead ants mixed in with the live ones but they never leave all together. How long does it take for baits to work?


You should be seeing fewer ants within 3-5 days. Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel provides for the sugar feeding needs of ants. If the ants are foraging for protein as well, it is recommended that a protein-based bait be used in conjunction with the gel bait such as Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait.

The Maxforce FC Ant Bait will remain effective for up to 2 weeks.

Chances are that the ants in your house actually have their nest outside where they travel back and forth for food and water. So, since they live outside, it makes sense to control them there. Termidor SC can be applied above ground to the exterior foundation walls of your house, creating a treated area of protection for excellent ant control. Termidor is unique because ants not directly exposed to the Termidor-treated area will be controlled as they come into contact with affected ants. This Transfer Effect means you'll see its effects on ants in one to three days, and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Answer last updated on: 12/14/2014

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