We want to order the most effective carpenter ant bait since we cannot find the nest but have large black ants in kitchen. However, we are concerned about our two siamese house cats. Will they be attracted to it as well and is it lethal to cats?
The use of baits for any insect is about the safest method one can use regarding house pets and other occupants. Basically these products only impact insects and when consumed by mammals are simply processed as food. Of course we don’t recommend “feeding” these products to your pet – that would be unwise. But an accidental ingestion of a small amount normally used and applied would have no impact. Their digestive system is so strong the bait would be processed like food. And since the active is designed to work on insects and not mammals, it wouldn’t be enough to have any impact. That being said, it would be wise to make placements where your cats don’t go. This would not only insure they don’t eat any but it would also allow the bait to do it’s job and get the ants you’re trying to control.