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Bug B Gon 20 lbs. Max Insect Killer Granules

  • Kills 100 listed insects incl. ants, spiders, ticks and fleas
  • Use on lawns, ornamentals, flowers, and vegetable gardens
  • People and pets may enter an area after the application is dry
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Product Overview

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Enjoy 3-months of protection against listed home-invading insects including ants, ticks, spiders and more with Ortho Bug-B-Gon MAX Insect Killer for Lawns Granules. The easy-to-apply- granules act quickly to kill both above and below the surface.

  

Photo of insects and pests that Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max kills

  

  
Ortho Bug-B-Gon MAX Insect Killer for Lawns provides long-lasting control of 100+ insects*. Guaranteed to kill or your money back. *See label for listed insects.

  

Exterior photo composition of lawn, garden, flower bed and manicured walkway.

  

Where to use

  
Use on lawns, ornamentals, flowers, vegetable gardens, and home foundations.

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When to apply

  
Apply in the early spring or summer to prevent infestation, or at the first sign of insect activity or damage.

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For best results

  
Treated area should be thoroughly watered immediately after application. Allow area to dry before re-entering.

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Protect your home - inside and out

  
Use Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer for Indoor and Perimeter2 with Comfort Wand indoors or around your house perimeter.

Kills ticks

  

  
Kills ticks that may transmit lyme disease.

Kills fleas

  

  
Kills fleas that may transmit Bartonellosis.

Kills spiders

  

  
Kills spiders for up to 3 months.

Kills ants

  

  
Kills ants for up to 3 months.

Kills chinch bugs

  

  
Kills chinch bugs for up to 3 months.

Kills scorpions

  

  
Kills scorpions for up to 3 months.

With Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer for Lawns, you can kill and prevent listed insects from invading your outdoor space for up to 3 months. It kills 100+ insects including ants, fleas, ticks, chinch bugs, spiders, sod webworms and armyworms. It kills both above and below the surface. So, whether you see insects or not, your lawn is protected. A 20 lb. bag will treat up to 20,000 sq. ft.
  • Kills and protects against 100 listed insects for up to 3 months
  • Kills above and below the surface
  • 20 lb. bag treats up to 20,000 sq. ft.
  • Use on lawns and ornamentals, around home perimeter and in vegetable gardens and flower beds
  • Guaranteed to kill or your money back
  • This product is applicable for the following pest types: Ants, Armyworms, Beetles, Carpenter Ants, Chiggers, Chinch Bugs, Codling Moths, Crickets, Cutworms, Earwigs, Firebrats, Flea Beetles, Fleas, Harvester Ants, Leafhoppers, Locusts (Grasshoppers), Mealybugs, Millipedes, Mole Crickets, Moths, Pecan Weevils, Potato Leafhoppers, Scorpions, Sod Webworms, Sowbugs and Pillbugs, Spiders, Taxus Weevils, Ticks, Weevils, White Footed Ants

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Pest Common NameAnts,Beetles,Earwigs,Fleas,Moles,Rats,Spiders,Ticks,WormsAnts,Fleas,Grub,Moles,TicksAnts,Crickets,Earwigs,Fleas,Grub,Moles,Ticks,WormsGrub
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LocationLawnLawnLawnLawn
Garden Pest LocationLawnsLawnsLawnsLawns
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.75 in
Product Height (in.)
22 in
Product Width (in.)
14 in

Details

Application Type
Granular
Concentrated or Ready to Use
Ready to use
Garden Pest Location
Lawns
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Location
Lawn
Organic
Non-Organic
Pack Size
1
Pest Common Name
Ants,Beetles,Earwigs,Fleas,Moles,Rats,Spiders,Ticks,Worms
Pest Control Type
Lawn Insect Control
Primary Active Ingredient
Bifenthrin
Product Weight (oz.)
320 oz
Returnable
90-Day
Safe for Edibles
No
Safe for Pets
No

Questions & Answers

129Questions25Answers

How long do it take to kill cutworms in my garden?

Asked by Tory October 22, 2020
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A reduction in number of pests should be seed within 24-48 hours after the application of Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns.

is this pet friendly?

Asked by Dude October 13, 2020
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Answers

Dude - After application they do suggest watering. After 24 hrs then pets should be allowed to be ok on the lawn.

Do I apply this on the dead parts of the lawn as well as the unaffected areas? Or do the dead parts need to be removed.

Asked by Pat September 28, 2020
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Yes complete application is neccessary for best results

Is it safe to apply near an avocado tree? Will this contaminate the avocados?

Asked by Miguel September 15, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for inquiring about Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns. Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns is only listed for use around tomatoes, sweet corn, green peas, sugar snap peas, snow peas, green beans (wax beans, snap beans), dry beans (black-eyed peas, cow pea), cucumber, gourds, muskmelon, pumpkin, squash, watermelon, artichoke, broccoli, Chinese broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, Chinese mustard, eggplant, head lettuce, peppers (bell and non-bell). Please contact us at 866-324-9192 if there is anything else that we can help you with.

How soon after can i walk on the grass safely? What if I can still see the brown gains in the grass?

Asked by Miguel September 15, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for your question regarding Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns. Once Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns has been watered into the soil and the grass or plants have dried, it will be safe for people to be back in the area. If you are not sure how long it will take for an area to dry, wait 24 hours before re-entering that area. Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns can be reapplied anytime new insect activity is noted. We recommend allowing at least 7-14 days between applications. When applied at the heaviest application rate of 4lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. it will control select insects for up to 3 months. We encourage you to contact us at 866-324-9192 if there is anything else that we can assist you with.

I had not applied any insect killer on my lawn and I am dealing with a chinch bug infestation. Th...

Asked by DP September 7, 2020
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Thank you for inquiring about Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns Granules. Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns can be reapplied anytime new insect activity is noted. We recommend allowing at least 7-14 days between applications. When applied at the heaviest application rate of 4lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. it will control select insects for up to 3 months. We encourage you to contact us at 877-220-3089 if there is anything else that we can assist you with.

Will this kill crawfish in a backyard? They are underground aside from digging at night.

Asked by Ashley September 6, 2020
3
Answers

We appreciate your interest in Ortho Bug-B-Gon Insect Killer for Lawns. This product is not listed to control crawfish. Please contact us at 877-220-3089 with any other inquiries that you may have, and we will be happy to assist you.

Is it safe to use around water Wells

Asked by Kornel September 2, 2020
3
Answers

We appreciate your question regarding Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer Granules. As an added precaution, we recommend that you do not apply within 3 feet of a well head or casing. You can contact us if you need further assistance. We can be reached at 877-220-3089.

Can this be mixed with new grass seed and fertilizer to kill ants on newly seeded lawn?

Asked by Ronneygeorge September 1, 2020
4
Answers

Hello Ronneygeorge, This product does not affect grass seed germination and can be applied anytime before or after seeding. Thanks for shopping with the Home Depot

will this product kill roaches

Asked by fja1934 August 22, 2020
3
Answers

We appreciate your question regarding Ortho Bug-B-Gon Insect Killer for Lawns. This product is not listed to control cockroaches. Please contact us at the following number with any other inquiries that you may have: 877-220-3089

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 921 reviews
  • 83% recommend this product
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Made it worse
I normally buy Amdro for ant control. This was on sale so I gave this a try. I am staying in a new area. There were ants crawling up the side of the house in one area. In 26 days I applied Bug B Gon 5 times, each time in higher quantity and covering a larger area. The first time it did nothing. Every other time the ants disappeared for a day, then came back stronger. Yesterday I saw a few crawling up the house at the same spot, so I reapplied some more, covering the surrounding area. This morning my kitchen was covered with ants. They were not in any of the food or in the trash can. Amdro claims the ants carry the bait back to the colony and kills the queen. I don't understand how this product is suppose to work but it is not working.
by Defeatedbyants
Response from Ortho TeamFeb 5, 2021
Defeatedbyants, we are sorry that you did not get the results you expected from Ortho 10 lb. Bug-B-Gon Max Insect Killer for Lawns. For severe infestations product may need to be reapplied every 7-14 days. We want you to be aware that we do back our product with our product guarantee. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to speak further about this. You may reach us at 877-220-3089 and refer to this product review when calling in. ortho
I did not kill the grubs. The grubs matured into...
I did not kill the grubs. The grubs matured into Japanese Beetles. My lawn is totally destroyed.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Response from Ortho TeamSep 13, 2020
We apologize for the experience you have had with Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer Granules. This product is not listed to control grubs. Your feedback is important to us, and we will pass this on to our Quality Assurance Team. We would be interested in discussing this further so that we can learn more about this issue and extend our product guarantee. At your earliest convenience, please contact us and refer to your review to see what can be done. We can be reached at 877-220-3089. ortho
2 people found this helpful
Applied twice to kill ants in yard, failed
So much for “3 months”. I applied this twice in my backyard to control ants... the first time, it suppressed them for about 3 weeks. Then the ants came back with a vengenace. I applied it a second time, at the maximum recommended rate, and it made practically no difference. A complete waste of time and money.
by Vince
Response from Ortho TeamAug 30, 2020
We are sorry to hear of your experience with Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer Granules. For severe infestations it may be necessary to reapply every 14 days. We do have a product guarantee that covers all of our products that we would be happy to extend to you. We would like to discuss this issue more with you so that we can extend to you this guarantee as well as to learn more about this issue. At your earliest convenience, please contact us and refer to your review to see what can be done. We can be reached at 877-220-3089. Ortho
6 people found this helpful
I used this to spread over lawn to kill crawling insects of all kinds. Works very well, bugs were...
I used this to spread over lawn to kill crawling insects of all kinds. Works very well, bugs were climbing the walls trying to escape. Palmetto bugs are a big problem when there is a lot of rain, and this took care of them. The granules are very fine and easy to spread in my handheld spreader. I put it out just before a rain to water it in. The price is very reasonable for the coverage you get.
by THERESA
3 people found this helpful
This product really did the job!!! Better results than expected. Our backyard area is surrounde...
This product really did the job!!! Better results than expected. Our backyard area is surrounded by woods and we were overwhelmed by TICKS!!! Our 1 yr. old collie was a magnet for them and they hitched a ride. First day, I picked up 30....yes I did regretfully say THIRTY ticks off our living room floor! Each day the # reduced....but it still was a daily challenge. After 2 weeks.......we have NO ticks on ourselves or our wonderful collie "Hannah" So.....kudos to Ortho for a job well done! Thanks a Million! The Johnsons
by Codyboy
19 people found this helpful
Ants Have No Chance
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This has been a bad year in west central Ohio for ants for some reason or another. I have had more ant colonies show up in my yard than I can remember. This pic I have included was the biggest colony ever in my 14 years living here. Bug B Gone applied, watered it down, and one week later I have a dirt patch ready for grass seed. Amazing!
by philbur
Junk. Doesn't work at all on ground beetles
Specifically bought this for ground beetles (which are in the long list of target bugs), and it does not do a single thing to them, or apparently to ants for that matter. I have an issue with ground beetles being around the perimeter of my house, and coming into my old house literally every night in the Summer and Fall. I applied this with a spreader according to package instructions almost 3 weeks ago and have seen no improvement whatsoever. Over a week ago, I put in a "pitfall trap" (yogurt cup with the rim at ground level) that the beetles fall into, but can't climb out of. I've been catching DOZENS of live beetles within the treated area directly around the house. They are nowhere near dead. I've resorted to killing them with a homemade spray of water, dish soap, and essential oils. Ants are roaming around in the same treated area with seemingly no ill effects. I've so far seen one dead Japanese beetle, everything else is thriving. Don't waste your money on this.
by Karyn
Response from Consumer ServicesAug 11, 2016
We are sorry that you were disappointed in the performance of Ortho Bug B Gon MAX Insect Killer for Lawns Granules. This product has been thoroughly tested to be effective in controlling the insects listed on the product label. It is important to make the first application when insect activity is first noticed. More mature or larger insects may take longer to control, but you should see a reduction in the pests or their damage within a few days. For severe infestations, you may need to reapply the product according to label directions. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please contact us to see what can be done. You may visit our contact page by clicking on the following link http://tinyurl.com/npw4xxd.
Product Really works
Had large area of my lawn destroyed by bugs, ,decided to use "bug b gone" . It really worked ,in almost seven weeks the large dirt area has change back to lawn.
by raylavin
Pest control to the Max!
Excellent product for removing all those nasty pests! Once a month application and the bugs stay far away!
by Dillman
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