The first time I applied Gourmet Ant Bait Gel, the ants went crazy for it and were all gone from the interior of my home in 3 days. But they were back in 2 weeks and this time, very few ants went for newly applied bait. They did go away but came back again in less than a week. I again applied new bait. They have been avoiding it so I have a growing ant infestation and don't know what to do about it since the Gourmet Any Gel is no longer effective.
Expert response: Ant populations can be quite large so it is not unusual to see more ants after having initial success. Ants can also be very picky. Sometimes they will eat sweet, liquid baits like the Gourmet and at other times they will only eat solid, protein baits like Maxforce Complete or Maxforce Ant Bait Stations (the colonies nutritional needs change frequently depending on how many immature ants are developing and on the weather) . Please take a few moments to read our How to Treat for Ants guide to learn how to implement a successful ant control program:
I know each set of ants is particular, but mine showed no interest in the gel at all. There was also an air bubble in the tube, so it wasn't completely full. This may be normal. I used a homemade mix of honey and boric acid (Roach Pruf) that they were mad for. In a few days, no more ants in the kitchen. They have since reappeared in the bathroom, so I have set out a new batch there.