Ortho® Home Defense Insect Killer Granules3
Overview & Benefits
Don't just kills bugs, create a bug barrier with Ortho® Home Defense® Insect Killer Granules3. Whether you have ants, spiders or other home-invading insects, you can count on Ortho® to keep them out. Simply apply Ortho® Home Defense® Insect Killer Granules3 around the perimeter of your home foundation for up to 3 months* of control.
*Refer to booklet for insects killed for 3 months.
Pairs Nicely With
Ants are common pests throughout the world. They are a nuisance, largely because of the annoyance caused by their presence - constructing mounds in the lawn or invading the home from the yard in search of food.
Adult fleas are no larger than 1/8 inch long. They are reddish-brown, wingless insects that are laterally compressed, so they look as if they are walking on the edge.
Although ticks are commonly thought of as insects, they are actually arachnids like spiders and mites. They have 4 pairs of legs and no antennae. They lie in wait for a passing deer, pet or person to walk near the shrub or grass they are perched on.
Spiders can be found throughout the country. If you have the occasional fly or gnat in the house, chances are you’ll also have spiders in the house. Spiders live on bugs, but not enough to be considered for pest control.
Adult chinch bugs are about one-fifth of an inch long and black with white wings folded over their backs. Chinch bugs feed on many kinds of lawn grasses, but St. Augustine grass and Zoysia grass are favorites.
If you see spots of brown grass and birds pecking at your lawn, you could be facing a cutworm infestation.
Mole crickets can be twice as long as their singing cousins - and their tunneling can ruin your lawn.
Sod webworms are the larvae of lawn moths. They live in the root level of your lawn and munch up the grass leaves. At the root level, you’ll see small white tubes made of silky web. At dusk, you might even see the worms themselves.
Ornamentals & Flowers
See label for listed vegetables.
- Product Specs
- One application controls insects for up to 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.
- People and pets may re-enter area after product is watered in and allowed to dry
- Kills all listed home-invading insects*
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.
Where to use
Around home foundation
Where not to use
Do not apply directly to water.
When to apply
Apply early to prevent infestation. Otherwise, apply at the first sign of insect activity or damage.
- Allegheny Mound
- Big Headed
- Black Turf
- Fire Ant
- Little Black
- Small Honey
- White Footed
BEETLES & LARVAE
- Billbugs (Bluegrass & Hunting)
- Turfgrass Ataenius
- Dichondra Flea
- Lady Beetles (Asian, Convergent, Seven-Spotted, Thirteen-Spotted & Twice-Stabbed)
- Weevils (Annual Bluegrass)
- Cutworms (Black, Bronzed, Granulate, & Variegated)
- Fiery Skipper
- Striped Grassworm
- Webworms (Sod & Tropical Sod)
- Common Short Tailed
- Eastern Striped
- Indies Short Tailed
- Northern Wood
- Sand Field
- Southeastern Field
- Southern Wood
- Spring Field
- Texas Field
- Variable Field
- Vocal Field
- Western Striped
- European Crane (larvae) Frit
MOLE CRICKETS (ADULT)
- Southern Tawny
PILLBUGS & ROLLIE POLLIES
- Arizona Stripetail
- California Common
- Eastern Sand
- Lesser Stripetail
- Southern Unstriped
- Yellow Ground
- Brown Recluse
- Burrowing Wolf
- Longbodied Cellar
- Marbled Cellar
- Pirate Wolf
- Shortbodied Cellar
- Thinlegged Wolf
TICKS (including those that transmit Lyme Disease)
- American Dog Brown Dog
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Enough product to treat the average 2,000 sq. ft. two-story home more than 2 times.
Kids & Pets
People and pets may re-enter area after product is watered in and allowed to dry.
This is not the product label. Always read and follow the product label before use.
Bottle with built in applicator