Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait previously known as Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait is for use with popular ant bait stations such as Ant Cafe. 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.
Greet Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait contains a complex mixture of attractants that mimics honeydew, the largest source of nutrients for an ant colony. The sweet honeydew attractant in Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait 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 Green Way Liquid Ant Killing 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 Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait effective for up to 6 months.
Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait Target Pests
Sweet and Protein feeding ants, German Cockroaches
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH GREEN WAY LIQUID ANT KILLING BAIT: Sweet and Protein Feeding Ants (except Fire and Harvester Ants), Carpenter Ants, Argentine Ants; Roaches
Target Uses of Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait
You'll love the results you see after using Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait with 1% DOT (Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate). Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait is less repellent than other products and is far more effective at eliminating both the workers and queens in active ant colonies. Use Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait 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 Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait 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.
Green Way Liquid Ant Killing 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.
Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait Application Instructions
Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait 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)
Bait may be used in “Ant Café”, “Ant & Roach Buffet”, or other similar bait stations.
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.
Remove as many competing food sources as practical. Vacuum or sweep floors to remove crumbs, etc. Ants are attracted to and will feed on Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait until they die.
Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait is designed to work slowly, and sufficient bait should be made available for at least 14 days of continuous feeding.
Repeat placement of the bait until satisfactory control has been achieved.
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 Green Way Liquid Ant Killing 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.
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 Green Way Liquid Ant Killing 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.
Green Way Liquid Ant Killing 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 Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait for the control of ants or German Cockroaches. Place bait station filled half-full with Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait on a horizontal surface near ant activity. Stations filled with Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait 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.
Green Way Liquid Ant Killing 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 Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait on exterior window-sills and in doorways to help prevent entry. When using in Antopia R6 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.
Green Way Liquid Ant Killing 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, Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait is Certified Organic Food Crop Compliant and meets the USDA National Organic Program Standards.
Extra Tips For Using
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.
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.
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.
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".
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 !!!!
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.
What 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.
The 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.
Where 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
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.
Is 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?
The 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.
Another good option to use in conjunction with this product is Maxforce Complete Granules. This can be broadcast in your lawn and put in places where you have seen activity. It contains a unique formula with a mixture of proteins, simple sugars, fats and complex carbohydrates in a food-based granular structure that is irresistible to insects.
Also, be sure to check out our Ant Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent ants.