Apr 19, 2013 - 03:42 PM
Apr 20, 2013 - 09:11 PM
I am no ant expert but I believe they are carpenter Ants. They are very large and black and physically very tough. You really have to put a lot of force against them to crush them.
The Ant pros have been left in place for over a week. I recently added 50% water to the ant bait to see if that helps. I also washed the ant stations with a little dawn soap and lots of hot water to make sure there was nothing on the surface to cause problems.
In testing I caught one of the ants and dripped a drop of the ant bait on the ant. The ant was in a world of hurt almost immediately and was dead within 5-10 min.
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:19 PM
All ants have different feeding patterns. Carpenter ants go through a "Carbohydrate" cycle and then a "Protein" cycle. Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait attempts to duplicate both cycles, but in some cases, when there is a "preferred" food source that the ants are feeding on, they will ignore it. There is no way around this. The only thing to do is wait it out.
The KM Ant Pro is only a holding station for liquid ant bait. The Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait does all of the work.
Ants have to have food for survival. The KM Ant Pro Stations will naturally offer the ants an alternative to their natural food sources. Once a feeding pattern is established, the KM Ant Pro's will become the primary food source. This is the secret behind how it works. Its as simple as that. Simply place the KM Ant Pro's close to ant activity, in the shade, under a shrub, etc, and let it do its job. The KM Ant Pro's can eliminate current activity and also provide a barrier between invading ants and the home.
Typically, once ants begin consuming the bait, the worker population begins dying off. This usually takes 30 days once the ants begin feeding. If this worked any faster, the ants would be alarmed and stop feeding. It is the slowness of affect on the ants that is its greatest attribute. Don't expect ants to fall over dead and don't expect to see dead ants either. The ants will go back to the colony and slowly die. You will rarely see them.
Once the workers are dead, the colony starves and declines. The effect on the actual ant colony that is feeding is generally better than a 99% kill. The affect on reoccuring ants from other nesting sites will be the same, but the ants have to adopt the stations as there feeding source too.
Don't give up, don't expect the ants to swarm to the stations, and don't expect to see dead ants. Give it time, and you will soon see "NO ANTS".
Here is the link to the KM Ant Pros -http://www.epestsupply.com/product/KMANTPROKIT/Ant-Pro-Liquid-Ant-Bait-Kit/