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 can
What’s in the Box
- One 16 oz shaker can
- 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
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateWorks great!!
After a week of 90 + degree heat the sugar ants in the crack between my driveway and garage have multiplied like crazy. I woke up one morning to find 100s in my kitchen just off the garage, and my garage floor had thousands crawling around. I sprinkled a decent amount of this in the cracks around the area and hit the ants in the house with raid, still leaving some behind because I had to go to work. My wife got up a couple hours later and there were no ants anywhere. After a second week of 90 degree weather I still have not found a single ant in this area. Love this stuff!
Review RateVery Satisfied
I used Terro Ant Dust for years in combination with other pesticides like Terro Ant Bait and much more. Works great and last long along with it being waterproof. I live in a heavy wooded area and for the last 25 years I have been keeping carpenter ants along with others at bay.
Review RateAnt powder for keeping them in control
This has been my go to for years to around the edge of the house. I also use on hills in the yard to expand my perimeter of protection. I use for carpenter and pavement ants.
Review RateLong lasting effective ant control product
This is the best long lasting ant killing product by far. We have a big ant problem at houses at the Jersey shore and I found this powder keeps the ants away, and lasts for a good while. The ants walk thru the powder and take it back to the nest where these social insects "groom" each other, all taking some of the poison and then dying. The only problem I'm having now is finding a place to buy it (retail, not online). I've tried Home Depot, Lowe's, Targets, but while they all carry some Terro products, they don't carry this Ant Dust. Any suggestions? (really don't want to pay S&H).
Review RateTerro ant products are the best
I've used Terro ant dust, liquid bait, and granular bait to combat carpenter ants and they are by far the most effective products.
Review RateBest Product
Best product I've come across that will get rid of the ants. dust one day, gone the next. Works on the small piss ants as well as the big black and red ants.
Review RateGreat product for killing ants.
Seems to work as stated. Really took care of ants around my garbage cans. Been a week now and still no ants.
Review RateNot really waterproof, but highly effective.
This product works - period. After repeated seasonal "invasions" by small ants I began using it as full perimeter protection around the exterior of my house, from beginning to end of the ant season. As long as I am careful to maintain fresh powder, there are no ants inside the house. As soon as ants hit this barrier they are sorry they tried. Also stops some other crawling insects as well. I only gave it four stars instead of five because, although the product is touted as "waterproof," rain will diminish its effectiveness and eventually wash it away, requiring re-application several times a season. This gets expensive. Nevertheless, fresh powder goes down and the ants stay out.
Review RateWonderful product at a great price!
The product is absolutely great!!! This is the first product that I have EVER found to work and last! Great job Terro!
Review RateBest product for getting rid of ants.
I've used many products over the years for getting rid of the ants coming into the house. Terro Ant Dust is by far the best product to use. I see the ant trail, dust the ants and also around the trail, in one day the ants are history.
- 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.