J. Heenan

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,782 - Total Helpful Votes: 131 of 149
Nippon Nippon Ant Bait Station Twin Pack by Vitax Ltd
I bought these from Amazon in July 2014. The ones I received are not the round ones that other reviewers had problems with - nippon appear to have updated the design, it is now square. I've uploaded a picture of the new design as a customer image.

The new design is much improved. There are now 4 tabs that you break off. If putting it outside, you put it under something - slate, brick, whatever - to stop the rain getting in (and will also help stop any curious pets!).

The liquid bait is clearly visible through the holes, so presumably it will be fairly easy to see when the bait has run out.

They do seem to be working - after 1 week, ant activity outside has… Read more
Westland Earth Matters Slug Blocker Granules 2kg by Westlands Horticulture Ltd
Westland Earth Matters Slug Blocker Granules 2kg by Westlands Horticulture Ltd
This product unfortunately seems to be completely useless.

The box really doesn't explain how it's meant to work, but I believe the idea is that the sharp edges on the particles are unpleasant for slugs to travel across. Unfortunately the second it gets the slightest bit wet it turns to a useless mush of clay.

The seller is giving us a full refund.
Home Defence Ant Stop! Bait Station by Scotts Miracle-Gro
Home Defence Ant Stop! Bait Station by Scotts Miracle-Gro
I bought two packs of these; i.e. 4 stations in total.

The tabs are essentially impossible to break off by hand as the instructions direct, I ended up using a disposable chopstick to lever them off. (I have also used the nippon versions, these have similar design but the nippon tabs can easily be broken off by hand.)

The instructions clearly say that the bait should be visible through the holes (and that you should replace the stations once the bait is not visible). I've opened 3 so far, and none of them had any bait visible when opened, or after a few hours, or after a few days. I can only assume the ones I was sent were faulty and had no bait in them.

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