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Ortho® Home Defense MAX® Insect Killer Granules

Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Granules

Overview & Benefits

  • One application controls insects for the entire season (3 months)!
  • Bottle and applicator spout make it easy to apply.
  • Enough product to treat the average 2,000 sq. ft. two-story home more than 2 times.
  • Learn more about detecting, preventing, and treating for pests.

Available sizes:

    2.5 lb. bottle
  • How to Use

    Evenly apply a 2-foot wide band next to the home foundation

    For 3 month/season long control, use .5 to 1.0 lb for each 500 sq. ft. (2 ft. x 250 ft.).

    For best results, treated area should be thoroughly watered immediately after application.

  • When to Apply

    Apply early to prevent infestation. Otherwise, apply at the first sign of insect activity or damage.

  • Where to Use

    Around home foundation

  • Where Not to Use

    Do not apply directly to water.

  • Coverage Area

    Enough product to treat the average 2,000 sq. ft. two-story home more than 2 times.

  • What it Controls

    Insects: To kill and control: Fleas

    To kill and provide *season long [3 month] control of Fire Ants, Ants (including Carpenter, Red Harvest, Pavement, Odorous, Pyramid, Argentine, Pharaoh, Black Turf, White-footed Ant, Crazy Ant, Little Black Ant, Small Honey Ant, Black Turf Ant, Lawn Ant, Cornfield Ant, Ghost Ant, Thief Ant, Acrobat Ant, Citronella Ant, Big-headed Ant, Allegheny Mound Ant), American Dog Ticks, Armyworms, (including Lawn Armyworm, Fall Armyworm), Billbugs (including Bluegrass Billbug, Hunting Billbug), Black Turfgrass Ataenius adults, Bristletail, Centipedes, Chiggers, Chinch Bugs, Crickets (including House Cricket, Common Short-tailed Cricket, Indies Short-tailed Cricket, Arizona Cricket, Tropical Cricket, Variable Field Cricket, Fall Field Cricket, Southeastern Field Cricket, Texas Field Cricket, Spring Field Cricket, Northern Wood Cricket, Western Striped Cricket, Eastern Striped Cricket, Sand Field Cricket, Vocal Field Cricket, Southern Wood Cricket), Cutworms (including Black Cutworm, Bronzed Cutworm, Granulate Cutworm, Variegated Cutworm), Dichondra Flea Beetle, Earwig, European Crane Fly Larvae, Fiery Skipper, Fire Ants (excluding mound treatments), Firebrat, Fruit Fly, Grasshoppers, Greenbug, Ground Beetle, Ground Pearl, Lady Beetles (including Convergent Ladybeetle, Seven-spotted Ladybeetle, Two-spotted Ladybeetle, Thirteen-spotted Ladybeetle, Twice-stabbed Ladybeetle, Asian Ladybeetle, Mealybug Ladybird), Leafhoppers, Lucerne Moth, Mealybugs, Millipedes, Mole Cricket (including Tawny Mole Cricket, Southern Mole Cricket, Short-Winged Mole Cricket), Pillbugs, Arizona Stripetail Scorpion, Southern Unstriped Scorpion, Lesser Stripetail Scorpion, Yellow Ground Scorpion, California Common Scorpion, Northern Scorpion, Eastern Sand Scorpion, Seed Maggots, Sowbugs, Spiders (including Marbled Cellar Spider, Longbodied Cellar Spider, Shortbodied Cellar Spider, Thinlegged Wolf Spider, Burrowing Wolf Spider, Pirate Wolf Spider), Springtails, Striped Grassworm, Ticks (including Brown Dog Ticks and ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease), Two-lined Spittle Bugs, Webworms (including Sod Webworm, Grass Webworm, Tropical Sod Webworm), Weevils (including Hyperodes and Bluegrass) and Wireworms.

  • Packaging

    Bottle with built in applicator

  • Active Ingredients

    0.115% Bifenthrin

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