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 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.
Review RateDoes not kill my ants
Bought this last year for carpenter ants that are burrowing and nesting in my cabin's foundation. Sprinkled around all their entry points. When I sprinkle directly on them they don't die on contact and there is no evidence it kills them at all. I'm disappointed to say the least.Response From Terro®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate this feedback.
This product will begin killing ants on contact, however the amount of time it takes to kill them will vary depending on how much they come in contact with along with other variables.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458. We would like the opportunity to learn more and offer additional assistance.
Review Rateworks great
placed around the footer of my house and have not had an issue with ants since works great
Review RateThe Best to Use
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.
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 RateGood Product, Top Needs Work
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.
- 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.