TERRO® Ant Dust

Model #: T600

Best used for:

  • 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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    TERRO® Ant Dust is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product 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
    Date published: 2016-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ant control dust 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
    Date published: 2016-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product We are regular user of this prduct
    Date published: 2016-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ants Fear This! I've been very pleased with this product. It helps in my battle with ants that trail their way from nest to nest.
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fire Ants' worst enemy! 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.
    Date published: 2016-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from no more ants 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
    Date published: 2015-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid product - needs improvement 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.
    Date published: 2015-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Effective Product I've used Terro Ant Dust for the past two years and found it to be the most effective product I have tried. It gets rid of ants that are digging under my stone patio and stops the ants from digging into the house foundation. It lasts a long time and doesn't seem to be affected by rain.
    Date published: 2015-06-14
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    Terry Ant Dust : what is the toxicity to animals and humans from exposure?

    Asked by: carl
    This product has very low toxicity to animals and humans, however we do not recommend having direct contact with skin.
    Answered by: Consumer Relations
    Date published: 2016-11-11

    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?

    Asked by: Dafishyg
    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.
    Answered by: Consumer Relations
    Date published: 2016-11-03

    Is this dust a repellent contact killer or a non-repellent contact killer?

    Asked by: smh1
    This product is not a repellent. It is a contact killer that can continue to kill for up to 8 months.
    Answered by: Consumer Relations
    Date published: 2016-11-02

    What if my child places a cracker on a counter that ha the dust is it safe to eat?

    Asked by: edteacher30
    We do not recommend consuming food that has come in contact with this product.
    Answered by: Consumer Relations
    Date published: 2016-09-02

    I have thousands of imported fire ants in and around my vegetable garden. Would it be safe to sprinkle Terro in their mounds and active areas around the perimeter of the garden? How close could I get to an edible plant with Terro powder?

    Asked by: SamB
    To control fire ants, we recommend applying one tablespoon of the dust over the top of each mound. The product should be applied in an area far enough away from gardens and edible plants to ensure that it will not come in contact with the plant, even during heavy rain.
    Answered by: Consumer Relations
    Date published: 2016-08-06

    Does the ant dust kill the queen ant and the colony, meaning do they take it back to the colony or should I use the granules which says the ants will take it back to the colony  Thank You

    Asked by: Diane
    This product is a contact killer and will only kill the ants that come in contact with the dust.
    Answered by: Consumer Relations
    Date published: 2016-08-06

    The product says kills ants instantly. I'm more interested in a product that ants carry back to the nest to kill the colony. Does this product do that or is it more of a "barrier" and "instant killer" product?

    Asked by: MustDestroyAnts
    This product is a contact killer and would not be carried back to the nest. We would recommend our Liquid Ant Bait or Perimeter Ant Bait, which the ants would gather and return to the nest to share it with the other ants in the colony, including the queen(s).
    Answered by: Consumer Relations
    Date published: 2016-07-16

    I assumed that this product was safe for humans and around vegetation because of your other boric acid products. Is this product toxic/poisonous? I sprinkled this substance around a structure on our property which is 1-2 feet from an organic garden.

    Asked by: Concerned about your prod
    This product is not intended for use near food. We do not recommend consuming any food plants that have come in contact with the dust.
    Answered by: Consumer Relations
    Date published: 2016-06-15
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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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