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Alex from Miami, Florida writes

How does Martins Viper Insecticide work?

Do ants carry the insecticide back to their colony/nest or does it kill them on the spot only?


Martins Viper Insecticide Concentrate contains cypermethrin as the active ingredient, which is a powerful pyrethroid. This active ingredient will kill the ants that you spray directly with it, as well as ants that contact the treated area after it's dry. Viper will NOT work slowly enough to be carried throughout an ant colony; it attacks the central nervous system of the insects and works relatively quickly. For a non-repellent (slow-kill) application for ants, we would recommend Arilon Insecticide (for use both inside and outside), or Taurus SC (outdoors only).

Answer last updated on: 08/04/2017

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