Green Way Liquid Ant Killing Bait quart bottles contain 1 percent disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) as the active ingredient. The formulation slows the development of mold and allows dilution to 0.5 percent. The ability to dilute with any food-grade diluent helps optimize its cost effectiveness, and significantly increases the potential for palatability to a wide variety of ant species, the company says. DOT works slowly enough that the active ingredient can make its way all the way to the queen, so that you can get true colony elimination. Innovative’s proprietary Honeydew Formula mimics the ant food produced in nature by aphids and scales.