Ant Control with Terro: Review and Giveaway (Ends 6/18) CLOSED

Friday, June 04, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Last year, I had a major ant problem in my house. It had never happened before, and I was at a loss what made the little critters suddenly want to camp in my kitchen. Normally, I would not mind them but my kids have had bad experiences with ants, and are terrified of them now. It turned out it was surprisingly difficult to stop the ant invasion.

We received two products to help keep ants at bay this summer - Terro Liquid Ant Baits and Terro Outdoor Ant Killer Granules. The liquid ant baits are made from a natural ingredient, Borax, which is safe to use around humans and pets, but is deadly to ants. Product safety around my children is always a big concern, so that feature is important to me. Another thing I like about the ant baits is that the liquid bait is contained inside a plastic "station", so there is no mess - and no exposed bait for my kids to explore.

Terro is a leading manufacturer of ant control products for consumers, and suggests using these two products together in a simple “Bait, Wait and Eliminate” 2-step process. The first step is Bait and Wait - bait the worker ants that are marching around inside the house - with liquid ant bait and then wait a few days. During the wait period, the ants will carry the bait back to share with the rest of the colony.  

The second step is to eliminate access to the house by creating an outdoor barrier. This is when the Terro Outdoor Ant Killer Granules come in handy. The granules come in a convenient 3 lb. Shaker Bag™ that is  resealable. This product does not need a spreader and is easy to apply around the house. You don't even have to touch the granules - just shake the bag to apply, then reseal it. Once you've baited the ants inside for at least a week, begin spreading the granules around the perimeter of your house in a three- to five-foot band.

The Terro Outdoor Ant Killer Granules work on a variety of other pests, too, including cockroaches.

You can see exactly how the whole process works by watching a short video here.

The Giveaway
To help keep ants out of your home this summer, two (2) of my readers will win both products - the Terro Liquid Ant Baits and Terro Outdoor Ant Killer Granules!

To enter, please check out the Terro products and comment below with something you'd like to try.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Keep ants away with Terro - 2 #win 2 products each! #Giveaway ends 6/18 @aitmama @TerroDeadAnts #contests ";
  • follow Terro on twitter;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is June 18, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those 18+ with mailing addresses in the U.S. Subject to this site's Official Rules.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate the review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.

103 comments:

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  2. ~dab said...

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  91. MelissaStuff said...

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