May 06, 2013 - 08:58 AM
If you are seeing ants and "frass" or wood shavings indoors, then that is a sign of a carpenter ant nest or colony. Putting the bait in lids will not do anything to stop this. The bait has to be placed outdoors in a feeding station to replace the ants natural food sources, which are usually aphids, honeydew, nector, etc.
The Advance Granular Carpenter Ant Bait will work better indoors than liquid ant bait, but it needs to be put in areas where the ants can get to it, such as inside walls through electric switch plates, plumbing accesses, inside of eaves from the attic or be removing soffit covers. I know this sounds like a lot, but carpenter ant control can be difficult. Let me know how it goes.