Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand

3 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews | 20 Q&A

Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand

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3 out of 5 stars Rating: 2.9

7 Reviews | 20 Q&A

Product Overview

Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand is specially formulated to help prevent and control home invading insects for up to 12 months. It uses Bifenthrin as its active ingredient which effectively kill insect pests like ants, cockroaches, centipedes, earwigs, fleas, ticks, millipedes, silverfish, spiders, and other listed insects. It guarantees to eliminate these bugs from indoor and outdoor surfaces of your home such as kitchens, bathrooms, doors and windows, basements, perimeter foundations, doors and windows, patios and decks, and garages. It features a fast-acting formula which guarantees a quick and effective result, along with non-staining and odor-free formula to make every application pleasant. It comes with an extended reach wand or "Comfort wand applicator" which makes spraying easier because of its multiple spray settings and easy-grip handle. Product comes in 1.1 gal. bottle.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Bifenthrin 0.05%, Zeta-Cypermethrin 0.01%
Target pests Ants, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Fleas, Millipedes, Scorpions, Silverfish, Spiders, Ticks and others
* See label for complete list
For use in Residential: Indoors & Outdoors
Bathrooms, Kitchens, Family Rooms, Pantries, Attics, Garages, Basements, Closets, Storage areas, Bedrooms, Perimeter Foundations, Doors and Windows, Patios and Decks
Application Hold sprayer 12 inches from surfaces
Apply a 4 in. band along the interior or 12 inch band along the exterior perimeter of the home where insects are
Spray until slightly wet, without soaking
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label
NOT FOR SALE TO ME
Special Features Non-staining and Odor-free
Dries Fast
Extended Reach Wand with Multiple Spray Settings
Shipping Weight 10.36 lbs
Manufacturer Scotts (Mfg. Number: 0196810)
UPC 071549022099
EPA Registration 279-9534-239

Details

For Residential Use Only

Indoor Surfaces:

Apply a 4-inch wide band along the surfaces being treated.

Outdoor Surfaces:

Apply a 12-inch wide band along the surfaces being treated.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Wand Issue

    By Dale on 08/25/2019

    I have used this product for years and have never had any issue with it doing a good job. My complaint is with the wand. I have the new battery type wand and this is my third unit that has had a bad wand. It works for a couple of months then quits. I have changed batteries and it is still dead. I am getting ready to just start putting it in pressure tanks and spraying from there. The wand needs to be researched and determine why they are not lasting long. The only pull handle worked better than this new design.

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    14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Can’ tell

    By R. on 05/24/2020

    I hear it’s a pretty effective product by those who were able to get it out of its container. Seriously, your Ortho wand is a joke. Only wish you offered the old fashioned pump spray. Unfortunately, our landfills are filling fast with battery operated Ortho sprayers.

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    8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Orth Home Defense

    By Tara on 08/23/2019

    Worthless we sprayed ants and the ants still were walking didn’t fall over

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    5 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Ineffective against stink bugs

    By Rick on 09/30/2019

    Kills ants good though...some species of spiders and stink bugs are not effected.

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    It really works

    By Cheryl on 03/09/2019

    Use Home Defense as directed, haven’t seen a roach in months , I’m satisfied !

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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Will Ortho Home Defense harm shrubs or bushes if spray gets on them?
A

The insecticides found in the Ortho Home Defense are not harmful to plants, however you would need to keep it off of and outside the dripline of any edible vegetation such as a vegetable garden, herbs, or fruit trees. 

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How often should I spray Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand?
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Per the product Label , the Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand can be applied as needed. However retrement is recommeded at least once per season outdoors. 

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Can I use Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand baseboards where there is carpet?
A

Yes, Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand can be applied around baseboards where carpet is present. You want to make sure you apply it according to the product label and avoid any excessively spraying.   

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Can I use bagged soil that was sprayed with Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter for ant infestation?
A

There should be no issue using soil that was treated with Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter as long as it is not soil used for edible plantings.

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Can I use Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter on ant hills that are among plants or will it kill the plants?
A

Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Com can be applied as a drench for ants and other insects around non-edible vegetation. It will not harm vegetation. 

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