Jul 03, 2013 - 02:27 PM
The definition of the word "control" used in the pest control industry and on many pesticide product containers is that of "temporarily" and not "permanently". Basically it is only "now" and not "forever". Because to kill something, could be taken to mean that it would never come back or never return.
It's basically a "disclaimer", because usually, the pests will come back at some point in time. Most insects, rodents etc, will leave fecel droppings, urine droppings, etc, that contain pheromones that will attract the same pests at some later time. It could be weeks, months or it could be years.
So to say that a product "kills" something is usually construed to be a permanent thing, and that is not usually the case, since the same or similar insect species could return to re-infest later on. That is why the word "controls", and not "eliminates" or "kills" is commonly used.
As far as Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait, it kills the ants that feed on it. It also kills the "brood" within the nest that it is fed to. That is how you get "control" of the nest and the overall population.
Hope this helps and is not to "legal".