Hot Shot ant bait works by eradicating queen ants, which in turn helps to eliminate ant colonies. According to Hot Shot, the baits are effective in controlling certain types of household ants, fire ants, Argentine ants and cornfield ants. Hot Shot baits are typically effective for up to six months.
Hot Shot Max Attract bait stations are child-proof and should be placed in areas with high ant traffic. Ant baits work by luring worker ants into the bait stations. The worker ants gather the bait and carry it back to their nests to be ingested by the queen ant and the rest of the colony.