Ortho® Home Defense® Insect Killer for Lawns Granules
Overview & Benefits
With Ortho® Home Defense® Insect Killer for Lawns Granules, you can kill bugs outside before they come inside. Start creating a bug barrier in minutes and enjoy 3-months of protection*. Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. Each bag treats up to 10,000/20,000 sq. ft. *Refer to back panel for insects controlled for 3 months.
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. Cutworms 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.
Lawns Ornamentals & Flowers
See label for listed vegetables.
- Product Specs
- Kills bugs outside before they come inside
- 3-month protection* *Refer to back panel for the insects controlled for 3 months.
- Starts creating a bug barrier in minutes
- 10 lb. bag treats up to 10,000; 20lb. bag treats up to 20,000 sq. ft.
- Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back
How to use
Uniformly apply 1 to 2 pounds over a 1,000 sq. ft. area of lawn using a spreader designed for the application of granular materials. For best results treated area should be thoroughly watered immediately after application.
Where to use
For use on lawns, ornamentals, flowers, vegetable gardens, and home foundations.
Where not to use
Do not apply to hard surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways and streets where the product is likely to wash off into sewers and waterways.
When to apply
Apply proactively in the early spring or summer to prevent infestation. Otherwise, apply at the first sign of insect activity or damage.
Kills 100+ listed insects including: Ants, Armyworms, Asian Lady Beetles, Chinch Bugs, Crickets, Cutworms, Earwigs, Fleas, Grasshoppers, Lawn Moths/Sod Webworms, Millipedes, Mole Crickets, Spiders, Ticks, and Weevils. For 100+ listed insects, see label.
Our Environment: Your home and yard are places for your family and pets to enjoy. That's why Ortho® products are designed with care to provide effective solutions to insect problems outside your home. For best results and a healthy environment, please follow instructions for appropriate usage, storage and disposal.
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. For more help, visit our Help Center.
A 10 lb. bag will treat up to 10,000 sq ft. of lawn.
A 20 lb. bag will treat up to 20,000 sq ft of lawn.
This product comes in a nonrefillable container. 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
Allow people and pets to re-enter the treated area when dry.
This is not the product label. Always read and follow the product label before use.
In New York State, this product may NOT be applied to any grass or turf areas within 100 feet of a water body (lake, pond, river, stream, wetland, drainage ditch).