To open the DominAnt Liquid Ant Bait Stations, you actually break the lid by popping one end up to create an entrance for the ants. You do not need to remove any of the foil covering to open the stations.
We do not currently have a video of the DominAnt Liquid Ant Bait Stations, but Nisus (the manufacturer) has made one that you can view here. Once opened, these stations should sit on a flat surface.
We would recommend keeping the bait inside the DominAnt Liquid Ant Bait Stations for several reasons. First, the liquid would either create a mess or be somewhat absorbed into the porous surface of the shelf. Secondly, the station keeps the bait fresh and protected from contaminants. Finally, these stations have a new design that allows ants to consume and carry the bait out without drowning in the bait, which is a common problem with many liquid bait stations.
Be sure that you have snapped open the lid so that the ants have access to the bait in the station. Also be sure that you have not placed bait in areas where you have recently or will use any cleaners that have odors, as this can make bait less palatable to the ants. You also want to be sure to eliminate any competing food or water sources the ants may have found. If you are taking care to perform these steps and the ants stil are not attracted to the bait, we recommend using a protein bait. Protein baits have a different bait matrix which may be what the ants you currently have are looking for; these baits will be solid or granular bait. Maxforce Complete Granular Bait is a great choice for protein bait for most common types of ants.
Please see our Ant Treatment Guide for more tips and information.
DominAnt Liquid Ant Bait Stations should not be applied inside the dishwasher. You can place them underneath the dishwasher or along the baseboard areas in the kitchen where the appliance is located. For more information on treating ants, please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Ants for a successful program.
The DominAnt Liquid Ant Bait Stations are in a convenient snap & place bait stations and the entire seal is not removed.
Yes, DominAnt Liquid Ant Bait Stations can be used inside of bedrooms and anywhere else you have seen activity.
Please check out our Ant Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent ants in the future.