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Ortho® Home Defense MAX® Termite & Destructive Bug Killer Concentrate (Trenching)

Ortho Home Defense MAX Termite & Destructive Bug Killer Concentrate (Trenching)

Overview & Benefits

  • Keeps termites away up to 5 years in areas treated*!
  • Use around home foundations, wooden structures, decks fence or mailbox posts, wood piles and stored lumber
  • Learn more about detecting, preventing, and treating for pests.

    (*not in MA, NY and RI)

Available sizes:

    16 oz bottle, 32 oz bottle
  • How to Use

    See package for details on how to create a barrier against termites outdoors (trench treatment), apply against home-invading pests, apply as a wood treatment application, and apply as a perimeter treatment application.

  • When to Apply

    Use as a preventive treatment to create a barrier, keeping termites out.

  • How often to apply

    Reapplication for subterranean termites should only be made when there has been a disruption of the chemical barrier in the soil due to construction, excavation, landscaping, etc. Reapplication should be made as a spot treatment to those areas. Annual reapplication of the entire premises must be avoided.

  • Where to Use

    Foundations, wood piles, fences, tree stumps and stored lumber.

  • Where Not to Use

    DO NOT treat structures that contain cisterns, wells, French drains or sump systems. Soil in the vicinity of wells, cisterns or ponds should not be treated. For those situations, contact your County Cooperative Extension Agent or consult a commercial pest control service. DO NOT treat soil that is water saturated or frozen, or in any conditions where run-off or movement from the treatment area (site) is likely to occur. DO NOT apply while it is raining. DO NOT use on pets. DO NOT use on edible or ornamental plants. Spray drift onto these plants should be rinsed off immediately with water.

  • Coverage Area

    16 oz bottle: For termites- makes 5 gallons and treats up to 37.5 linear feet. For broadcast insects- makes 32 gallons and treats 5,300 square feet. 32 oz bottle: For termites- makes 10 gallons and treats up to 75 linear feet. For broadcast insects- makes 64 gallons and treats 10,600 square feet.

  • Special Instructions

    Not available in NY, MA and RI.

  • What it Controls

    Insects: Termites, Ants (including carpenter ant, red harvester, pavement, odorous pyramid, argentine and pharaoh), carpenter bees, beetles, boxelder bugs, centipedes, chiggers, crickets, earwigs, firebrats, fleas, German cockroaches, house flies, hornets, millipedes, scorpions, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders (including black widow and brown recluse), springtails, ticks, wasps, wood destroying beetles and yellow jackets.

  • Benefits

    Kills Termites (including Subterranean), Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, wood infesting beetles and other wood destroying insects.

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  • Active Ingredients


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