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.
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.
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:
- 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 cans
What’s in the Box
- Six 16 oz shaker cans
- 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 each shaker can
- For indoor and outdoor use
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Rateworks great
placed around the footer of my house and have not had an issue with ants since works great
Review Ratedoes not work
I bought 6 cans of the terro ant dust have used 5 on my 1 acre yard for 3 weeks the ant mounds are still very active, no results please advise.Response From Terro®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize for this experience and that the desired results have not yet been seen when using this product.
The TERRO® Ant Dust is a contact killer and will begin to work on any ants that crawl through it. When using this product for ant mounds, we recommend applying one tablespoon of the product on each mound. For best results, apply when the temperature is between 65° and 80°F.
Allow 3-4 days for the product to work to control the ants. If ant activity is still present, the product should be reapplied. Keep in mind that depending on the size and number of colonies in the yard, repeated treatments may be necessary.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateAwesome 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
Review Rateant 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
Review RateGreat product
We are regular user of this prduct
Review RateDOES NOT WORK
I put this all around the trees and my house. Three days later it rained and it was gone. I wasted a lot of moneyResponse 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.
Review RateAnts 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.
Review RateFire 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.
Review Rateno 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
Review RateSolid 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.
- 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.
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.