Nobody wants ants in their home. Many commercially available ant traps and ant baits are available to for homeowners to kill ants in their home. But what if you have a dog? What if you have a dog that likes to eat ant traps!? If it is poisonous to the ants, what will it do to your dog?
The answer is: hopefully, not too much. The ant poison itself is usually designed not to be toxic to mammals, precisely because pets could ingest them. Also, your dog is probably large enough, that what toxicity the ant poison does contain, should not affect him too severely. However, if your dog ingests the entire trap, plastic and all, the trap itself could cause problems for your dog if it causes a blockage or injury in your dog's gastrointestinal system. There are several things you should know about using ant traps in your home with a dog present, and what to do if your dog decides to snack on one.