It’s that time of year again when ants invade our homes in search of food and shelter. This winter, there are two popular options for ant traps – Raid® Ant Baits or Terro liquid bait. Both of these products have their pros and cons, so how do you decide which is the best option for you?
We did a quick Target run and pulled the 3 boxes from the shelves.
When it comes to Raid® Ant Baits, the main advantage is that they can kill ants for up to three months. This means that after ants feed on the bait, they will return to the colony and transfer the bait to the queen and other ants, killing off the entire colony. However, one downside of this product is that it may not attract ants as well as Terro liquid bait.
Terro liquid bait has several advantages over Raid® Ant Baits. For one thing, it’s ready-to-use – you simply set out the bait and let ants find it. It also comes with a stay-fresh tab which keeps the liquid fresh until opened, and has a snap-off design so that you don’t need scissors to open it. It’s also great for use in areas where ants are numerous, such as along baseboard and under appliances.
The Terro Multi-surface bait is another popular option from the Terro brand. This product has an adhesive strip that allows you to attach the ant baits to walls or under cabinets. The advantage of this product is that ants will carry it back to the colony and deliver a lethal dose to all ants in the colony, killing them off quickly and effectively. It uses the same formula and is more decorative.
Ants can be a problem anywhere and TERRO Liquid Ant Baits can help you get rid of them. The new and improved snap-off tab makes the stations easy to use and the closed bait stations prevent the bait from drying out. Plus, the ants will love the continuous supply of liquid bait!
Comparing Raid and Terro Ant Traps
When it comes to ants, you need an effective solution that works quickly and is long-lasting. Raid® ant baits are designed specifically for this purpose. Its active ingredient, Fipronil, kills ants within 24-48 hours of ingestion. The advantage of using a bait product such as Raid is that ants will take the poisoned food back to the nest, where it spreads to other ants in the colony and eventually eliminates them all.
Terro liquid bait also works by attracting ants with a sweet substance and then killing them slowly when they ingest it. As with Raid ant baits, worker ants consume the bait and return to their colonies with enough time to spread the poison among other ants. The main difference between Raid and Terro is that Terro liquid bait takes up to three months before ants stop appearing in your home.
Raid® ant baits are an effective, fast-acting solution for ants, while Terro offers a more long-lasting alternative. Both products work by using the ants’ own social behavior against them: worker ants will take the poison back to the nest and spread it among other ants in the colony, effectively killing them all. Ultimately, the choice of which product to use depends on how quickly you need the ants gone and how long you want the ant protection to last.
So which product should you choose? Both Raid® Ant Baits and Terro liquid bait have their advantages, but if you want quick results, then we would recommend choosing the Terro Multi-surface bait. It has an adhesive strip that allows you to attach the ants baits to walls or under cabinets and gives ants a lethal dose quickly. However, if you need long-term protection from ants, then Raid® ant baits are your best option as they can remain effective for up to three months. Whichever product you choose, make sure to follow the instructions on the label carefully for best results! Good luck with getting rid of those pesky ants!
For us, we’re liking the Terro. When placing the Terro next to Raid, the ants gravitated towards the Terro.