I bought this for an infestation of ants in my kitchen. I put down the gel and the ants swarmed all over it. I kept seeing ants for a few days after, but now almost two weeks later no more ants. I love the Maxforce gel. I don't know much about the baits but I believe they work also. I put those in our bathroom where we have ants and I no longer see them in there either. I have enough left for several applications. I love E-pest solution and the products they sell. I got hooked when their products got rid of the roaches in my home.