How long does it take to kill an ant?
August 12, 2008 5:01 AM Subscribe
How long does it take ant traps to work? I used Combat Traps that have the Combat Ant killing Gel inside them.
posted by bluefly to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
Also, does the poison reduce in efficacy/potency over time? The best I can find is that after you put them down, you should replace them in 3 months. Is this because the gel gets used up by the ants or because it loses its potency? I ask because I bought these traps a couple months ago but never used them until this week, so I'm wondering if I'm still seeing ants because the traps are old. (Also, if you use the Metafilter search (all sites) for "ant," you get absolutely nothing -- so common a word, but nothing! I did do a Google search but didn't find an answer).