Terro Ant is NOT WORKING!!!

Has anyone else experienced this? 

Terro, my go-to ant bait has ceased to work.  First, I thought it was stale, so I bought new, but the ants are also refusing the new. They've become picky eaters?

What are you using?

PS- Don't reply about the Chalk.  I won't use it. 

Thanks. 

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Orange guard worked well for me when Terro ant failed. And it is safe to use around kids and pets (I have a baby and cats so that was a big concern for me). 

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I have had periodic huge problems with ants. My best results have come from filling a spray bottle with 1/3 white vinegar and the rest water and spraying all around baseboards and backsplash in kitchen or anywhere that they are intruding. I did this several times a day and it has run them off repeatedly. The house smells like a salad but that is not so bad. Good luck.

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I've found dryer sheets bizarrely effective in deterring ants. Admittedly, we don't have a severe ant infestation but when we find a few scouting ants crawling about on our counters/floors, we scatter a few dryer sheets in the areas they congregate (I used Bounce at the time) & it did the trick for us. Good luck!

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Orange Guard is a non-toxic, highly effective product.  When I see ants in my house, I suck them up with the vacuum hose, following the trail to see where they are entering the house.  If I don't find the spot(s) the first time, I leave it be until I see them again and try again, but it's important to find out where they are entering the house.  Generally, they are getting in through a crack/gap somewhere.  Spray the area thoroughly with Orange Guard, into and around the crack/gap. Leave it be for 24 hours or so, then clean the surface area around the crack/gap and seal it.  What to use for sealant depends on in what material the crack/gap is located, but I find a good general construction sealant (used to be called caulk) does the trick.  No more ants until next season when the wet/dry cycle or an earthquake opens up cracks/gaps again.

If you do not find the point of entry, it doesn't matter how many baits you use, the ants will eventually come back, and keep coming back for a long time.

I purchase Orange Guard at my local Ace Hardware, but I assume most well-stocked hardware stores carry it.

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We use Orange Guard made from orange peel and have good success with it. Available at lots of places including Ace Hardware.

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I sprinlle cinnamon all around the edges where they come in. Get the biggest cheapest container you can find, not the expensive bougie stuff!  Ants wont cross it and your place smells heavenly!

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Hi! i can relate. We have had some bad times with them over the years but is so much better now, as I have had good luck with diatomaceous earth, purchase at OSH or other hardware, non-pool grade. i look outside to see if i can find where they are coming in the house and pour a lot all around that area (or just pour it anywhere you find many ants if you cant find where they come in). I also literally just sit and watch where they are coming in and if i can, spackle or wood dough the holes. Also wash their inside trail with soapy water and then sprinkle cinnamon liberally around that area. i have heard other people pour large amounts of vinegar around the area outside and they said that works, too. Good luck!

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I'm a fan of diatomaceous earth.  You sprinkle this powder, which is just microscopic shells that are like razor blades to an ant and harmless to us, around outside where they are getting in.  They won't cross a line of it.