TERRO® Ant Dust

Model #: T600

32 reviews
0 5 4.8

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  • Kills ants (including fire & carpenter ants), cockroaches, spiders and other insects
  • Kills insects on contact and continues to kill up to 8 months
  • Waterproof dust won’t wash away in rain
  • For indoor and outdoor use
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Product Description:

Arm yourself against ants and other annoying pests with this unique, ready-to-use TERRO® Ant Dust. The waterproof dust won’t wash away in the rain and will remain effective up to eight months. Ideal for crack and crevice treatments, TERRO® Ant Dust can be used both outdoors and indoors.

Outdoor Use

Outdoors, apply TERRO® Ant Dust around windows and doors, porches, screens, eaves, patios, garages, under stairways, in crawl spaces and other areas where pests like to hide. To help prevent indoor invasions, apply TERRO® Ant Dust thoroughly and uniformly to foundations and crawl spaces where pests are active and may find entrance to your home. To treat fire ant mounds, evenly sprinkle approximately one tablespoon of TERRO® Ant Dust over the top of each mound. Do not water in or disturb the mound. Apply when temperatures are between 65° and 80°F and allow three to four days for maximum control. Repeat application if ants are still active.

Indoor Use

Apply TERRO® Ant Dust as a surface, spot, or crack and crevice treatment, to indoor areas where insects crawl and hide.  Apply the insecticide lightly and uniformly from the convenient, easy-to-use shaker can, or place into cracks and crevices using a bulbous duster, paint brush or other suitable means.

Pay particular attention to service ducts; wall voids; areas around electrical equipment, water and sewer pipes; under and behind cabinets, refrigerators and sinks; around windows and door frames; along baseboards; and in attics and crawl spaces.

For the treatment of ants, apply TERRO® Ant Dust to ant trails, around doors, windows and other places where ants are found entering the premises.

The amount of ant dust to apply will vary with the site but should typically be in the range of 0.5 lb of product per 1,000 square feet.

View video for tips on how to kill ants with TERRO® Ant Dust:


Product Features

  • Kills ants on contact
  • Provides long-lasting residual control up to eight months
  • Waterproof, won’t wash away in rain
  • Ideal for crack and crevice treatments
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Convenient, easy-to-use shaker can

  • What’s in the Box

  • One 16 oz shaker can

  • Specifications

  • Contains Deltamethrin [(s)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl-(1R,3R)-3-(2-2 dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethyl cyclopropanecarboxylate] (0.05%) and other ingredients (99.95%)
  • Ideal replacement for Dursban and Diazanon
  • 16 oz shaker can
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Reviews

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    Most Recent Customer Reviews

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    April 13, 2017
    The Best to Use By Ike

    Terro is one of the best products for doing what you need. I've used it for years and I have never been disappointed. I sprinkle it completely around the foundation of my home and I never have any problems with ants, like I used too.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    March 26, 2017
    Good Product, Top Needs Work By SoFlo

    So far, so good. The top/delivery system is a bit of a mess--kind of like I was sprinkling toxic parmesan cheese. I think it could be controlled better (thus the 4/5 stars). However, this has been the most effective treatment I've used thus far. I have high hopes for controlling the ant problem in my home.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    September 24, 2016
    Awesome Product By jermstr

    I bought this about a month ago as our RV was over run with ants due to the dirt our camper sits on. We tried several products without any results. A friend told us about this product and we purchased some of the liquid traps. They worked great, but didn't resolve our issue. I researched on the Terro site and found the Terro Ant Dust. I cannot tell you how wonderful this product is. We sprinkled it in our affected areas of the RV and the next day, there was not even 1 living ant. This has been such a wonderful surprise. We weren't expecting such great results. Definitely a keeper for us and we have passed the word among our fellow park RVers. Thanks for such a great product

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    September 14, 2016
    ant control dust By pmonfore

    been using Ant B Gone for yrs which is no longer available-was happy to get this product from Terro and see if I can get the same reults

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    July 27, 2016
    Great product By Donster

    We are regular user of this prduct

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    June 20, 2016

    I put this all around the trees and my house. Three days later it rained and it was gone. I wasted a lot of money

    Response From Terro®
    Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to share this experience. When applying this product, we recommend doing so in calm weather or when rain is not predicted within 24 hours. Once applied, the product can be effective for up to 8 months. We apologize that the desired results were not seen when using this insect killer. Our products are covered under a one year warranty for replacement. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    May 17, 2016
    Fire Ants\' worst enemy! By Gary083

    I was introduced to Terro products several years ago when the hardware store was out of the brand I was looking for. Their Ant Dust works almost instantly on the fire ant hills in my yard. I just dust the hill and the ants disappear. I found the same results with the Terro Liquid Ant Baits when those tiny ants invaded my kitchen counter.

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    December 7, 2015
    no more ants By south florida

    Every time it rains, there's ants all over the exterior walls crawling to get in, no more ants anywhere after I placed the terro dust throughout the perimeters.definitely a must and even after the daily rain storms the dust is still there definitely waterproof as they claim. Highly recommend

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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    October 27, 2015
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    I have used too many baits and other obnoxious chemicals, including Terro liquid bait, and nothing has worked so fast and completely as this dust.
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    Review posted on www.terro.com
    June 18, 2015
    Solid product - needs improvement By Jasper2335

    This product performs as advertised. Ants are under control, no longer entering the house. With that said, however, the product could be improved from an output delivery perspective. The product has a sliding top that allows a large, unstructured pour, as well as a controlled pour via holed-out slots. It needs a funnel delivery system so the user can control product placement more carefully. Think of the spout on an iodized salt product.

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    Q.Is this safe for potted plants and or flower beds with tulips and lilies and lilac trees? How about tropical plants?

    This product is designed for perimeter treatment outdoors. It can be used around the foundation, windows, doors, porches, patios, garages and in crawl spaces. It has not been specifically tested for use on plants or trees, however, it can be used around the perimeter of the garden.

    Q.Terry Ant Dust : what is the toxicity to animals and humans from exposure?

    This product has very low toxicity to animals and humans, however we do not recommend having direct contact with skin.

    Q.How long do I leave the powder during indoor use? This is not mentioned anywhere on the product at all. Leave it till its gone? Like have a bunch of powder sprinkled around until no more ants appear? Or they wat it all?

    When applying this product indoors, the application area should be limited to crack and crevice areas, under and behind cabinets, refrigerators, and sinks; and around windows, door frames and baseboards. This product should not be spread on carpets or in areas of heavy traffic. The dust will last up to 8 months and does not need to be cleaned up during that time. Keep in mind that only a light dusting of the product is needed.

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    All About


    There are more than 10,000 known species of ants living throughout the world. Like other insects, they have six legs; each with three joints. Ants have large heads with compound eyes, elbowed antennae and powerful jaws. Ants are social insects that live in structured nest communities throughout the world. The species of ant determines whether they live underground, in mounds built at ground level, in wood structures or in plants or trees.

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    How do I keep ants from entering my house?

    Since most ant infestations are linked to a colony that is located outside the house, the first line of defense is setting up a barrier around the perimeter of your house with TERRO® Ant Dust. The waterproof dust kills pests on contact and provides long-lasting, 8-month repellency.

    What product do you recommend for killing Fire Ants?

    TERRO® Ant Dust is an effective way to control fire ant infestations. The ant dust kills pests on contact and will continue killing up to 8 months, because the unique waterproof formula won’t wash away in the rain.

    To treat fire ant mounds, sprinkle approximately one tablespoon of the Ant Dust over the top of each mound. Do not water in or disturb the mound. Apply when temperatures are between 65° and 80°F and allow three to four days for the product to control the ants.

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