Ortho® Home Defense® Backyard Mosquito and Bug Killer Ready-To-Spray
Overview & Benefits
Ortho® Home Defense® Backyard Mosquito and Bug Killer Ready-To-Spray allows you to protect your lawn and landscape from mosquitoes that may transmit diseases like Zika and West Nile, as well as ticks, fleas, and over 200 other insects. Just hook it up to your hose and spray following label directions.
Ready to Spray
Shake well and attach to an outdoor garden hose to treat outdoor areas. Ortho Home Defense Backyard Mosquito & Bug Killer Ready-To-Spray is non-staining and odor-free. See product label for full instructions.
Starts Working within Minutes
Apply when insects first appear to provide longlasting control. For use on lawns, around the home perimeter, ornamentals, flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, and fruit trees.
Protect Your Lawn and Landscape from Mosquitoes
Ortho Home Defense Backyard Mosquito & Bug Killer Ready-To-Spray provides up to 3 months of protection against mosquitoes and other insects, including ants, fleas, American dog ticks, and spiders (excluding black widows).
- Product Specs
- Kills mosquitoes that may transmit the Zika Virus
- 3 month protection (applies to ants, fleas, American dog ticks, and spiders excluding black widows)
- Starts killing within minutes
- Treats up to 5,300 Sq. Ft.
- For use on lawns, around home perimeter, ornamentals, flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables and fruit trees
How to use
Connect sprayer to hose.
Turn on water.
To begin spraying, slide lever to the ON position.
Spray only until the surface of leaves is wet. Apply evenly.
To stop spraying, slide lever to the OFF position.
Turn off water.
Relieve the water pressure by sliding the lever to WATER.
After water slows to a drip, slide the lever to the OFF position.
You can now disconnect the hose.
Where to use
• Roses and other ornamentals
• Listed vegetables and fruit trees (see label)
• Trees and shrubs
• Around house foundations, porches, patios and stored lumber
Where not to use
All outdoor applications must be limited to spot and crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:
- 1. Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures
- 2. Application to lawns, turf, and other vegetation
- 3. Application to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 feet.
Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to hard surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (e.g., windows, doors, and eaves) are limited to spot and crack-and-crevice applications only.
Application is prohibited directly into sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies, or aquatic habitat can occur. Do not allow the product to enter any drain during or after application.
DO NOT TREAT Firewood
When to apply
Apply when insects first appear.
How often to apply
Roses, trees, shrubs: every 7-14 days, as needed
Foundation: every 7-14 days
Lawns: 4-6 weeks
Edibles: every 7 days, as needed
Mosquitoes--Malaria, Northern House, Yellowfever, including those that may transmit the Chikungunya virus, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis, West Nile Virus and Zika Virus)
Ants--Argentine, Carpenter, Harvester, Imported Fire, Lasius, Odorous House, Pavement, Pharaoh/Sugar, Pyramid
Aphids--Apple, Black Cherry, Black Pecan, Buckhorn, Greenbug, Pea, Root, Rose, Rosy Apple, Walnut, Yellow Pecan
Beetles--Bean leaf, Billbugs (Bluegrass), Cucumber (Banded, Spotted & Striped), Black Turfgrass Ataenius, Blister, Brown Leaf Notcher, Carpet, Colorado Potato, Corn Rootworm (Mexican, Northern, Southern, & Western), Curculio (Cow Pea & Plum), Elm Leaf, Flea (Black, Dichondra, & Sweetpotato), Ground, Japanese Adult, Ladybeetles, Mexican Bean, Pine Chafer, Pine Shoot, Red Flour, Rose Chafer, Sap, Southern Corn Leaf, Weevils (Annual Bluegrass, Black Vine, Blue Green Citrus Root, Carrot, Cranberry, Diaprepes Root, Little Leaf Notcher, Northern Pine, Orchard, Buckhorn, Greenbug, Pea, Orchid, Pea Leaf, Pecan, Pepper, Pine Shoot, Sweetpotato, Whitefringed
Borers--American Plum, Common Stalk, European Beetles Bean Leaf, Billbugs (Bluegrass), Com, Hop Vine, Lesser Peachtree, Peach Twig, Cucumber(Banded, Spotted & Striped), Black Peachtree, Southern Com, Southwestern Com, Turfgrass Ataenius, Blister, Brown Leaf Notcher, Squash Vine, Stalk
Caterpillars--Alfalfa, Alfalfa Looper, Armyworm (Beet, Fall, Southern, True, & Yellowstriped), Bagworms, Blueberry Spanworm, Budworm, Casebearers (Pecan Leaf & Pecan Nut), Celery Leaftier, Com Earworm (same as Tomato Fruitworm), Cross-Striped Cabbageworm, Cutworms (Black & Western Bean), Filbertworm, Fruitworms (Granberry, Green, & Tomato), Green Cloverworm, Hickory Shuckworm, Imported Cabbageworm, Loopers (Cabbage & Celery), Melonworm, Navel Orangeworm, Orange Tortrix, Painted Lady, Pickleworm, Ringworm, Saltmarsh, Tent, Hornworms (Tobacco & Tomato), Tomato Pinworm, Webworms (Fall, Mimosa, Oak, & Sod), Velvetbean,
Chinch Bugs--False, Hairy, Southern
Cockroaches--American, Asian, Brown Banded, German, Smoky Brown
Flies--Apple Maggot, Biting Flies, Cherry Fruit, Cornsilk, European Crane, House, Walnut Husk
Leaffooted Bugs--Squash Bug
Leafhoppers--Aster/California, Com, Eastern Grape, Glassy Winged Sharpshooter, Potato, Southern Garden, Western Grape
Leafminers--Alder, Boxwood, Holly, Oak, Spruce Needle, Tentiform, Vegetable
Leafrollers--Oblique Banded, Red-Banded, Variegated
Mites--Banks Grass, Broad, Carmine, Chigger, Clover, European, Grain, Pacific Spider, Pecan Leaf Scorch, Pecan Scorch, Red Spider, Spider, Spruce, Two-Spotted Spider
Moths--Artichoke Plume, Codling, Diamondback, Gypsy, Luceme, Oriental Fruit, Zimmerman Pine
Pillbugs & Rollie Pollies
Plant Bugs--Tarnished, Lygus Bugs
Phylloxera--Pecan Leaf, Pecan
Sawflies--European Pine, Redheaded Pine, Rose Slug
Scales--Brown Soft, California Red, Euonymus, Pine Needle, San Jose
Spiders--Black Widow, Brown Recluse, Daddy Long Legs, Hobo, Burrowing Wolf, Pirate Wolf, Thin-legged Wolf
Stinkbugs--Brown Marmorated, Kudzu Springtails
Ticks*--American Dog, Brown Dog, Deer (*including ticks that may transmit Lyme disease)
Treehoppers--Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper
Wireworms--Corn, Southern Potato
Do not allow this product to run-off into storm drains, drainage ditches, standing water, and gutters.
The Ortho® Guarantee: If for any reason you, the consumer, are not satisfied with this product, mail us your original proof of purchase to obtain a full refund of your purchase price.
Treats up to 5,300 sq. ft.
Harmful if swallowed. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wear long-sleeved shirt and long pants, socks, shoes, and gloves. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
If Empty: Do not reuse or refill this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available.
If Partly Filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor (including toilet) or outdoor (including sewer) drain.
Kids & Pets
People and pets may enter the treated area after the spray has dried.
When applying to a lawn, the lawn should be mowed and watered within the last 24 hours prior to application. Mowing may be resumed after 2-3 days.
This is not the product label. Always read and follow the product label before use.
What to Expect
Starts working in minutes!
0.3% Bifenthrin, 0.075% Zeta-Cypermethrin