Why do the ants ignore the baits I so carefully laid for them? Helpful staff at KiwiCare explain that it all depends on what the queen requires. Like a pregnant woman, her cravings change. And so she instructs the workers to bring her protein, fat or carbohydrate. 

I’ve been laying a protein bait it seems, and the queen is not amused! And so I’m told to try the liquid sweet bait which is high carbohydrate.