We have had a major problem for the past two years in our home with ants. We used to pay a company to come out and spray all around our home, inside and out, to help kill all bugs and spiders, especially due to living in Tennessee where brown recluse spiders are tough to find. We had to cut costs somewhere, and we had to cancel their services. So these ants started coming in our back door whenever the weather would change, around April or May.
They are very simple to use, and you can also purchase some Combat Killing Roach Bait Strips if your having problems with cockroaches too! They work the same way that the ant strips do.
I have had the baits out and around my dogs and my three children (ages 5 1/2, 3 1/2, and 11 months old), and my dogs haven't tried to eat them, and I told my children that these helped to kill the ants, they left them alone, and haven't touched them.
Disclosure: I received one pack of Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips in exchange for my review. No other compensation was exchanged or received.