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Model # 0196001

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Store SKU # 624448

Home Defense Max 2.5 lb. Ready-to-Use Insect Killer Granules

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$6.98 /each




Model # 0196001

Internet # 100464276

Store SKU # 624448

The Ortho Home Defense Max 2.5 lb. Ready-to-Use Insect Killer Granules are recommended for use around the outside of homes, porches and patios. The granules feature a long-lasting, low-odor formula that kills over 100 insects for up to an entire season. This product helps to protect your family by killing ticks that may transmit Lyme disease.

  • Kills over 100 insects by contact
  • Designed for outdoor use
  • 1 application provides control for up to 3 months
  • Covers up to 4,000 sq. ft. for optimal treatment
  • Formula features a low odor

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Product Depth (in.) 
4.1 in 
Product Height (in.) 
10.8 in 
Product Width (in.) 
7.5 in 
Application Type 
Concentrated or Ready to Use 
Ready to use 
Pest Type 
Ants,Armyworms,Beetles,Carpenter Ants,Chiggers,Chinch Bugs,Crickets,Cutworms,Earwigs,Firebrats,Fleas,Harvester Ants,Leafhoppers,Locusts (Grasshoppers),Mole Crickets,Palmetto Weevil,Pecan Weevils,Potato Leafhoppers,Scorpions,Spiders,Taxus Weevils,Ticks,Weevils,White Footed Ants 
Safe for Edibles 
Safe for Pets 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does the Job! I have used this product for several years as a barrier along my home's foundation, mainly to prevent ant activity which can be very bad in the Atlanta area. I assigned a Good overall rating simply because the effectiveness remains for about half of the time the product label suggests could be possible. It seems to kill off and/or prevent ant activity that otherwise would be present. I reapply this product about every month throughout the year after having concluded that the effectiveness seems to decrease after this period of time [the product states 'up to 3 months]. Good product at a reasonable price. November 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not so much for ants I had a pool installed and was left with a 12 foot border of sand around it. Within hours, dozens of ant hills popped up around the pool. I bought the granules and sprinkled them generously according to the directions. Didn't see much difference. Maybe it was too many ants...? Either way, didn't kill them. September 18, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Worked better last year Worked great first time we used it but bought it again this year doesn't seem to be working as well. July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kills ants dead Just a little of this product, sprinkled where ants congregate, gets rid of the problem. I use it at my church to keep the ants away from the doors, particularly the door to the kitchen. It works very well. July 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Could be more potent Purchased for a flea infestation in my yard due to squirrels, birds, and neighbors over fence not keeping their kennel clean with at least 9 dogs. My dog is an indoor/outdoor dog. Recommend the product but I am finding that this product should be purchased by people who do not have a bad infestation or a large yard. My yard is at least 50x50 and it has a fair infestation of fleas. It is not working as well as I would like it to work but it has killed off a lot of the fleas, some of ants, some of the flies, and some of the mosquitos. If it were more potent, Im sure it would have done a better job on such a large area. September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent results AND Good value too! Once I tried this I was hooked. Very easy to use. I faithfully put the granules down every 3 months, it takes 10 minutes if that. I have noticed a dramatic difference in the bug population in and around the house. I love all the Ortho products and use them for my lawn care, garden pests and the ocassional one that manages to find its way in. This is one of the best pest control products out there today. November 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by money saver Last summer I went with Company X, paid big money and kept getting ants... lots of them. This summer I have used this ortho max granules product around the perimeter of the house and used the spray inside the house if I saw ants coming out of any cracks. THIS WORKS! I am soooo happy I did not spend hundreds to renew my contract with Company X. Do it your self and save money for those pesky small ants. August 8, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ant problem: Solved. The warm weather of New York in early spring brought black ants (maybe carpenter) into our home. After one application of the product around the perimeter of the house the ant invasion stopped. A single ant was found the first morning after (who had presumably been trapped inside) and not one since. Excellent product. Would purchase again! May 24, 2011
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