By using these individual stations, you're not just putting out poison that your kids and your dog can get to. These stations trap and kill just the ants.
Gel is like ant chocolate - they are drawn to it, then take some home to the queen. But this gel kills the queen and eradicates your problem.
Place these just outside the home, and the colonies near your home will die. These easy to use stakes make getting rid of outdoor ants easy and simple.