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    I'm Gagging, But You'll Never Believe How Effective This Ant Trap Is

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    It's summer season y'all, which means glorious beach days, fruity popsicles, and rooftop happy hours! Unfortunately, it also means the dreaded why-are-all-these-ants-in-my-house panic that creeps up once the weather gets warm. You want to host a house party, not an ant party.

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    ^You, when you open a kitchen cabinet and are met with the sight of tons of little critters milling around.

    Well, fear not, friends! I'm here with a MAJOR solution. Introducing: Terro liquid ant baits ($9.40 for a pack of two on Amazon)! Now, you may be like, "These def don't work." WELL, I hate to prove ya wrong, but take a look at these photos:

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    DO 👏🏼YOU 👏🏼SEE 👏🏼ALL 👏🏼THOSE 👏🏼ANTS!?!?!?!

    CAN YOU BELIEVE?!?! These little traps are magic. All you've got to do is snap off the tab and place them wherever necessary. The design keeps the bait fresh, so it'll stay active way after you open it.

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    And with almost 4,000 customer reviews and four-and-a-half star average, you really can't go wrong with these. People seriously love them.

    As a heads up, the traps will cause an initial influx in the amount of ants you see. The main ingredient, Borax, causes a disruption to the ant's digestive system. The infected ant will have just enough time to head back to the colony, leaving a pheromone trail behind. Other ants from the colony will then follow that trail to the trap in hopes of a food source. The secondary ants will then become infected, causing a chain reaction in the entire ant colony.

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    Promising reviews:

    "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen, so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost-effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" —Pamela K. Buck

    "Over the spring I had a massive ant problem in my kitchen. They only seemed to be going for water! I couldn’t keep them out of my electric kettle! I started putting these traps in their path to the kettle and they SWARMED it! It was crazy to see how many ants were there. But that’s exactly what they are supposed to do! They all come and bring it back to the queen and then it kills the colony. After two weeks I had about an 80% decrease in the amount of ants I was seeing in my kitchen. This product works really well! It doesn’t have a noticeable smell and all the liquid stays contained in the trap so there is really no clean up!" —Brenna Engstrand

    As more and more ants become infected, the traps will fill up. Eventually, you'll rid your home of the entire colony and the issue will be fixed. Seriously, these photos are ridiculous. And gross. But almost mesmerizing?

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    "I'm in SoCal and the ants here are insane! Terro is the only thing that worked. I had professional exterminator spray and also bought Raid and Home Defense, but unless I spray every wall and crack it didn't work. I put the traps where the ants were coming in and watched them go. It definitely seems to get worse before it gets better, but after a few days depending on how large the colony is, they're gone. The colony I had was so bad it took a few traps to do the job, but it worked and I don't have chemicals sprayed all over the place!" —VT Pooh Bear

    "I came across these when I was shopping. I have ants in the summer and it gets annoying. I have tried other traps and sprays. These ones are the best I have come across. I bought a few boxes to keep on hand. It takes a few days for the ants to head back to their nest, but I have not seen ants in months. I change them about every month and a half or two. I have very happy with this product. I would suggest anyone to try these if they have any trouble." —Nikki Nicole

    So, what are you waiting for? Don't spend big bucks on an exterminator when the solution is less than $10!!!!!

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    "This is insane!! We were hesitant at the beginning as the ant troops were coming non-stop and we were worried that these attracted too many. We left four in our closet last night. Checked them again after work today and the whole ant troop was gone." —Machichi

    You can get two traps from Amazon for $9.40 (also available as a pack of three).

    Literally.

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