Terro Liquid Ant baits

Do they really work. It seems that I fed the ants in the kitchen these things all last summer and they never slowed down. Now so far this summer they are going thru these things like crazy, will these baits eventually help lower the ant population?
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Paul wrote:

I have no idea about Terro but you can make your own ant bait cheaply and easily. Mix borax with fine sugar about 1:3 and make a thickish paste with a little water. It will keep indefinitely in a small capped jar. Dot this around where the ants walk. Although not acutely toxic as with any poison make sure animals and children cannot get to it. It works well and unless it gets rained on it will last a long time.
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Damn good idea David, damn good. The only problem is . . . uh, Terro is Borax based:O(
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Currently testing a recipe of 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon boric acid. The ants love it and after a couple of days their population is down.
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I have used them many times with success. One trap should wipe out an entire colony. I've been using the Terro traps outdoors on the deck. Typically, the ants are very active with a trap for 2-3 days, then all of the sudden they are gone. Ants support aphids and may build nests inside potted plants.
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I smeared my mix on their outside paths and it has been active but less ants for about 3 days. A squirrel got into some of it so I moved into cracks where squirrel should not be able to access. Mix should not harm squirrel but it would be nice to kill two birds with one stone ;)
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