Ortho® Home Defense MAX® Termite & Destructive Bug Killer
Overview & Benefits
- Keeps termites away for up to 5 years in treated areas when used as a trenching treatment (Not in MA, NY or RI)
- Kills wood-destroying pests and other listed home-invading insects (see label for complete list)
- Use around home's perimeter, wooden surfaces, wood piles, and tree stumps
- Use anytime as a preventative treatment for long-lasting control
- Controls subterranean termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and other listed wood-destroying pests
Termites can be one of the most expensive pest issues to handle. Use around your home's perimeter or wooden surfaces to kill and protect from termites and other wood-destroying insects (see label for complete list). Give yourself peace of mind with Ortho® Home Defense® Termite & Destructive Bug Killer (Not available in MA, NY, or RI).
16 oz bottle, 32 oz bottle
Non Availability Regions
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.
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.
Not available in NY, MA and RI.
What It Controls
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.
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