Ant Killer

Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips Review & Giveaway

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Now that Spring has arrived it seems that all the bugs are coming out of hiding to find food and make their cozy summer homes. I HATE bugs...especially the ones that find their way into my house. Just today I received 3 huge mosquito bites on my feet and legs. After supper, I killed a monstrous mosquito and he was full of red blood...probably mine. Yuck. Probably the most disliked house pests are ants. In our old house I would have loads of ants...big and small ones particularly in the spring. I have a special ant killer recipe that I make and use to kill them and it has always worked really well for me. Typically, within 24 - 48 hours of seeing the ants they are gone after eating the poison. So, it works for me. Despite my effective ant poison recipe, I am always on the lookout for new and improved ant poisons that will continue to keep the little pests at bay. So far this year, I haven't seen any ants in my house which is GREAT!
Combat is a company that makes pest control products for your home and they cater to those of us who have to deal with both ants and roaches (YUCK!). In my experience, anytime you are dealing with a bait as opposed to a trap you need to remember that you do not want to kill the ants/roaches you see visiting your bait. They will take the bait elsewhere and die. This was super hard for me to do when we lived at the other house because I literally had over 50 ants in a line marching back and forth to my poison. It took all of my will power not to squish them. 
So, for this review I was sent Combat's NEW Ant Killing Bait Strips and considering that it is time for the ants to be coming around, I was excited to try out this new baiting system!
Before I used these strips, I noticed some things on the package that immediately caught my eye...
KILLS FAST
EASY TO APPLY
NO MESS
These were great "perks" to this product and that made me even more excited! One thing that is really nice about this bait is that it kills the entire nest...here's how:
Once one ant takes it back to the nest, the entire nest will die and that, my friends is a beautiful thing. I would much rather have the entire nest die instead of one bug dying and leaving the rest to come in and make themselves at home!!
So, once you open the package you will find 5 bait strips inside. They are connected together so simply separate them and start placing them where you want them. 
The first thing you need to do is peel off the adhesive that is on the side of the strip that will be attached to your surface (under cupboards, counter tops, etc.). Once you have done this, then you peel off the strip that is covering the bait. 
Now, this is where I started to have trouble. There is supposed to be "no mess". Well, EVERY strip that I activated by opening was spattering liquid on me and whatever surface I was near. It ended up being very messy in that aspect...no matter how careful I was.  
The next problem I had was getting the bait to stick to my surfaces. I put one on the underside of my kitchen cabinet, like they say you can do but the strip would not stay where I put it and kept falling down. 
Argh! Talk about frustrating. I would apply the strip, walk away to put another strip out and would go back to where I had just put one and there it is lying on the floor. So, I gave up trying to stick them on the bottoms of my cupboards and just set them on the floor behind things (like the garbage cans, inside cupboards, etc.). I think Combat needs to make the adhesive section bigger so it will stick better because there was no way I could get these strips to stick. 
Despite the trouble I had getting these Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips to adhere to my surfaces, I am very excited to see how they work if and when the ants show up. I am a HUGE fan of keeping my home ant-free and love the concept behind these strips to get rid of ants. Killing the entire colony  is definitely the way to go when you are dealing with ants or roaches. Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips are meant for use in areas that are inaccessible to children and pets and you need to keep them out of reach of children as well. Just a little friendly reminder that it is POISON so please use them with care! :) 

Also, During the months of April through June, Combat brand is hosting an online sweepstakes where you can learn more about Combat Killing Bait Strips and become eligible to win one of three $250 Visa gift cards or one $1,000 grand prize Visa Gift Card! Who couldn't use a little extra spending cash, right?  You can enter simply by clicking HERE
You can find these Ant Killing Strips at major retailers across the country. Even though I did have difficulty getting them to adhere to my surfaces (and splashing me when being opened), I would still recommend them to anyone who is dealing with any kind of ant problem. Combat also makes Roach Killing Bait Strips as well so if you have a roach problem, Combat has you covered there too!
Now, one of YOU has the opportunity to WIN a package of Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips or Roach Killing Bait Strips...your choice! Here are your entry options...
Disclaimer: Combat brand provided me with a free sample of Combat Killing Bait Strips in exchange for a product review. All the opinions expressed here are 100% my own based on my experience with the above-mentioned product. Prize is being provided and shipped by the sponsor and this blog is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. 

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20 comments

  1. I see them in the kitchen the most since our door to the backyard is there!

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  2. We get ants every summer in the kitchen, bathroom and living room and all over the place outside.

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  3. In the kitchen. Already smooshed two this year and spring is just really starting.

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  4. ants are in the kitchen and bathroom

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  5. I do see ants near my front door and in my hallway near the bathroom.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  6. Have seen them in the bathroom in the PAST (knocks on wood)

    Deborah

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  7. We seem to get ants in the kitchen ~ I just saw my first one today.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. We get ants in our garage every year and try to prevent them from coming into the house.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  9. I find ants in the kitchen, and bedroom. These would be safer to use around food, then spraying. Like I say "Spring has come, and so have the ants! Oh No!

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  10. The kitchen, bathroom (why??) and dining room...

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  11. Ants seem to like my kitchen and dining room.

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  12. We started seeing them near our kitchen sink and then around the countertops! They have to be coming in from somewhere; just so many places that could be the actual location.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    falses1gns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. We get ants in our laundry room.

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  14. We get ants in our living room.
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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