Before I bought this product, I wish I knew this product would work, I would have bought enough to cover my entire lawn.
This year we put in a swing set for our daughter's 2nd birthday, which was a great idea since COVID happened after we put it up in the spring. We also put in a firepit so that we could enjoy time outside of the house while everything was closed down. While putting in the firepit, we hit an underground stump that I did not know was there. There were thousands of ants on it. After getting rid of the stump (and ants on it) ant hills started popping up all over our back yard. Coupled with hundreds of crickets, endless spiders, and countless small bugs near the house, we could not enjoy the outside. There were at least 2 ant hills every 2 square feet and I was fighting them all summer. One night while making pie irons I set the pie iron down so I could prepare the next pie, when I picked it up, it already had about 30 ants on it. They finally got to the final 10 feet from my house and I have a picture of the ant hill the size of the ball of my shoe. Everything I bought from Home Depot or Lowes would stop them. I felt there was nothing I could do to prevent them from reaching the house and I was only spending money delaying the inevitable. I was even spraying the hills with the Ortho home defense every Sunday, but they just kept returning and pushing closer to the house.
I bought one bag to test and see if this product would provide any coverage, but I was not optimistic based on my last 6 months of failure to control the issue. I mowed the yard, and applied it from my house and around the firepit and swing set, it covered about half our backyard being applied from our seed spreader and running around the backyard property line (~.33 acre lot). I watered it right after application and the next few days we had a lot of rain to where I thought it all would have washed away. So, the next weekend when I was mowing, I wasn't overly confident that the results would last, I figured the week of rain had prevented the bugs, spiders, and ants from returning. But, that mow was amazing!! No small bugs jumping around my knees, the corner of the yard it where this certain type of bug just sits and when I walk by they are jumping all in my face where gone, no spiders diving out of the way of the mower, I only saw 3 crickets, and most importantly no ant hills. I started thinking it was real the following weekend. The same thing! No ant hills, no bugs, no spiders. It has been one month since I laid the granulates and I've only seen two ant hills that barely were on the property and I can easily manage those numbers. Since I laid the granulates we have done 3 fire pits and played outside multiple times a week with our children, something that was no possible before I got this product.
I just bought 5 more bags to finish the back yard and do the entire front and side yards. I was just outside walking the yard to confirm that there were still no issues, there are a few bugs, but only where the property lines touch and naturally I can't lay on my neighbor's property. This product changed our outdoor experience for the better.
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