Wilson® ANT OUT®
Ant Stakes

Are ants making your home life miserable? Want to stick it to ants where it hurts them the most? Wilson ANT OUT Ant Stakes are just the thing. Stakes extra long to ensure the secure placement of the bait stations outdoors. The stations contain a combination of sugar and proteins that attracts ants, along with borax, a slow-acting ant killer. Because the borax works slowly, ants take the food substance and the borax back to the colony and share them with other ants and the queen. Other ants follow a pheromone trail back to the bait stake, and continue the sharing process. Generally, colonies are eliminated within 7 days.

Benefits and characteristics

Wilson Benefits Indoor
Kills ants outdoors
Kills ants outdoors

Gets rid of entire ant colonies within 7 days

Gets rid of entire ant colonies within 7 days

Where to use

  • Indoors

  • Outdoors

  • Lawn

  • Flower gardens

  • Edible gardens

  • Patios, porches and decks

  • Building foundations

  • Trees and shrubs

Effective against

How to use Wilson ANT OUT Ant Stakes

Step 1
Remove ant stakes from outer packaging.

Step 2
Insert stake into area to be treated by pushing it firmly into soil with your hand until the bottom of the bait station contacts the ground.

Step 3
Replace with new bait stations every 30 days.



  • Place stakes where ants are seen, such as near doors and other entrances, next to patios, around house foundations/garages/sheds.
  • Place next to ant mounds (not in them).



  • Do not use your foot or a tool to place in ground.
  • Do not place near sprinkler heads.


Wrap used stakes in newspaper and discard in household garbage.

Keep product in original container. Store in a cool, dry place away from food. Keep out of reach of children and domestic animals.

General precautions

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after handling and before smoking or eating.
  • Environmental: toxic to aquatic organisms, birds, bees and beneficial insects. 
  • Contains peanut and wheat allergens. 


Hazards to humans

If swallowed

Call a poison control centre or doctor for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to by a poison control centre or doctor. Take container, label or product name and P.C.P. Registration Number with you when seeking medical attention. 


For additional product information or in case of emergency, spills or fire, call toll-free 1-800-268-2608.

Download safety data sheet link

Frequently asked questions about Wilson ANT OUT Ant Stakes

Wilson ANT OUT Ant Stakes contain peanut butter and a sugary substance because ants are attracted to different types of food during their life cycle. The bait does not kill right away, rather it is a slow-acting ant nest destroyer. The ants carry the poison back to the colony, where they infect other ants and the queen. The bait is attractive to them, so they come back again and again to feed on it, eventually introducing the poison to the entire colony, until it is eliminated.
It usually takes 7 days to infect a colony.

The bait stations are in child-resistant containers. However, the bait inside the station can be harmful to humans and domestic animals. This is why, for safety’s sake, you should place the bait stations in areas that are not readily accessible to children and pets. If you think the area to be treated might be accessible to children and pets, we recommend using ANT OUT Ant Killer Dust.

Replace the stakes every 30 days during the season to continue to infect new encroaching ants.

No. The holes leading into the trap may be too small for carpenter ants to get through. In any case, we suggest contacting a professional exterminator for carpenter ant infestations because these are very tenacious insects that can threaten the structure of a dwelling. As well, non-professionals have a great deal of difficulty identifying and locating carpenter ant nests.

The Ant Stakes are designed for outdoor use. Insert the stakes in the ground where ants have been seen: near doorways, patios and sidewalks, around house foundations, garages, in potted plants and garden beds. The secured stake stays in place.

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