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

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  • Asked by Mel from Watsontown, Pa
    09/23/2019
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    Will Ortho Home Defense harm shrubs or bushes if spray gets on them?
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    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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    299 of 330 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Austin
    05/23/2019
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    Can I use Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand baseboards where there is carpet?
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    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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    73 of 88 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Eli from Tallahassee, Florida
    12/12/2019
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    I sprayed my whole carpet with Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter, not just around the baseboards. Is that okay? What should I do now?
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    The Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter is not labeled to be used as a broadcast spray. Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter should only be applied to cracks and crevices indoors and to the exterior perimeter foundation of the house. This product can be applied around baseboards where carpet is present, but it is not meant to be sprayed over all of the carpet. You want to make sure you apply it according to the product label and avoid any excessive spraying. We would recommend cleaning your carpet.

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    71 of 87 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Carol from Ponte Verda
    07/14/2019
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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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    67 of 116 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Cinda
    05/27/2018
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    Can I use bagged soil that was sprayed with Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter for ant infestation?
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    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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    49 of 59 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Susie from Huntsville Ont
    07/01/2019
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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?
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    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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    45 of 52 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Shelia from Taylor
    08/16/2018
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    How do I fix the wand on my Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer?
    I purchase a bottle and the wand stop spraying so I purchased another bottle and the same thing happen to the wand again. It has fresh batteries and I am very careful with the wands. Please help.
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    We apologize, butuUnfortunately, we haven’t hear of this issue with the Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand. We would recommend calling Scotts directly at 1-888-270-3714. 

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    41 of 763 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Buck from Dayton
    07/25/2019
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    Can I spray Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter on houseplants?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter does not state it can be applied on plants so we would not recommend doing so.

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    26 of 33 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kristina from Wilton
    07/15/2019
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    Will Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter harm chipmunks or other outdoor animals?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter will not harm animals that come into contact with a treated area, as long as the area is dry after application. 

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    25 of 31 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Pamela from Berwick
    10/11/2018
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    Can Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Com be sprayed on ornamental bushes and shrubbery?
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    No, Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Com should only be applied to the exterior perimeter foundation of the house. 

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    22 of 32 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kelley from Santa Maria
    07/13/2019
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    Is it safe to eat fruit sprayed with Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand can not be used on or around edibles. We suggest discarding any edibles that may have come in contact with the product. 

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    20 of 26 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Wc
    10/16/2019
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    Will Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter be carried back to the hive to kill the colony and queen? In other words does it act like Taurus SC?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter does not have the ability for the insect to carry it back to the colony.  

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    18 of 20 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by J from Granger
    07/07/2019
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    What happens if I used Ortho Home Defense on garden plants?
    I needed to grab my garden insect killer but grabbed the ortho home defense and sprayed along the base of my garden plants. It didn't get on any of the vegetables (squash and pumpkins).
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    Any edibles treated with Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Com should be discarded.

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    16 of 23 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Ann from Niagara Falls
    08/28/2019
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    Can we use "Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter" on hardwood floors? (baseboards)
    We have an issue with Flour beetles (were late to notice... so these beetles appear to have spread all over the house...). Can we use this on the baseboards of our living room (hardwood floors)? Could we spray inside our (now empty) kitchen cupboards? How long should we keep the product (ortho spray) before removing it with soap water? (so we can move back the kitchen stuff within the kitchen cabinets)? Thanks,
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter can only be used along baseboards in kitchens , you cannot use inside cabinets.  Though it is not labeled for beetles at all.  Instead we would recommend our Pantry Pest Kit and also have a great guide here.   The aerosol can be used as a crack and crevice treatment in the emptied cabinets around the shelves and the traps can be used to draw in and attract and trap the moths. It is critical that you inspect the area for infested items so that you can locate and eliminate the source of the infestation.

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    14 of 61 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Mary from Midland, Tx
    08/11/2017
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    Is Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand safe to use on leaves of an indoor palm plant?
    The household has zero pets or children.
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    No, Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter with Comfort Wand is only meant to used around the perimeter of your home outdoors and around baseboards, cracks and crevices indoors. This is not meant to be used on plants.

    A good option would be the use the Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Insect Disease Mite Control RTU on your indoor plants. This product is an insecticide, fungicide and miticide all on one. This can be applied every 7-14 days as needed.

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    14 of 21 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Perry from Wichita, Ks
    10/03/2019
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    Can Ortho Home Defense MAX be applied with a small spray bottle?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter should only be applied using the original container.

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    11 of 18 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Edward from S.e. Palm Bay
    09/30/2019
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    Can Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter be used on or around pineapple plants?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter should not be applied within 15 ft of pineapple or other edible plants.

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    10 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Nola
    07/28/2019
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    Can you apply Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter on flowers?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter should only be applied to cracks and crevices indoors and to the exterior perimeter foundation of the house. 

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    10 of 14 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jan from Fort Wayne, In
    06/11/2019
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    Can I use Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter on weeds?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter is an insecticide and will not affect weeds.

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    8 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Gilles from Ottawa, Ontario
    08/07/2019
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    Will Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter work for bed bugs?
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    Ortho Home Defense MAX Insect Killer Indoor & Perimeter is not labled to treat bedbugs. We suggest using one of our bedbug kits so that you will have all of the products necessary for a complete treatment.  You may want to look over our How To Guide for bed bug control for more information.

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