Keep ants and other unwanted insects out of your house with TERRO® Ant Killer Plus with Multi-Purpose Insect Control. Use this product as a perimeter treatment around the foundation of your house to keep ants – including fire ants – cockroaches, fleas and other insects from entering your home. The powerful ant killer granules kill pests on contact and provide long-lasting residual repellency.
TERRO® Ant Killer Plus is packaged in a convenient, re-sealable Shaker Bag which allows the granules to be easily distributed around the perimeter of your house. Just open the top, grab the handle at the bottom of the bag, and start spreading the ant killer granules. No chemical spreader or broadcaster is needed.
This product is ideal as part of a two-step ant control process. Use TERRO® Ant Killer Plus granules in conjunction with TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits indoors to eliminate ants inside and prevent outdoor ants from re-infesting.
Treating Around Foundations
Keep ants, cockroaches, fleas, waterbugs, milipedes, mites, silverfish, sowbugs, crickets and earwigs out of your house by applying a three to 10 foot band of granules near the house foundation. Water lightly immediately after application. It is best to treat the foundation when insects first appear or when you notice lawn damage. For best results, leaf litter should be removed from the foundation area and vegetation that touch the foundation should be cut back.
Treating Ant Hills and Fire Ant Mounds
To control ants (except fire ants), apply one to two teaspoons over and around ant hills; water lightly immediately following application. If the soil is dry, water lightly before application to bring the ants closer to the surface for better control. For difficult ant infestations, use both a broadcast and spot treatment. To control fire ants, apply ½ cup of ant killer granules over and around each fire ant mound. Immediately following application, water the product in completely, applying a minimum of one gallon of water to each mound area. To prevent the disturbance of the fire ants, water gently – use of a high pressure hose may disturb the ants and cause migration, reducing the product’s effectiveness. For best results, apply in cool weather between 65 and 80, or in early morning or late evening hours.
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with TERRO® Ant Killer Plus granules:
- Kills ants, fire ants, cockroaches, fleas and other insects on contact
- Long-lasting residual control
- Convenient, easy-to-use shaker bag; no chemical spreader required
- For outdoor, residential use only
What’s in the Box
- (12) 3 lb bag of weather-resistant ant killer granules
- 3 lb re-sealable shaker bag
- Contains Lambda-cyhalothrin (0.04%) and other ingredients (99.96%)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGreat ease of use and seems to be working.
For ease of use I gave it a four. Not sure about effectiveness yet as I just used it yesterday but don’t see that many today. The gentleman at the store said to reapply after it rains in a few days. Got these ants from a nest in tree mulch. Thankfully contained to one are that I spread the mulch.
Review RateDoes this product kill birds?
I am fearful this product will be dangerous to birds. They could eat the pellets thinking they are food.Response From Terro®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
When used as directed, this product is safe to use. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-844-837-7644 for assistance or with any questions, we're happy to help.
Review RateTERRO GRANULES
Have not seen any ants or heard any crickets since I applied Terro granules and its been 2 weeks with rain... i am impressed
Review RateToo good to be true
I thought I had found my dream ant killer for my lawn and flower beds. Ants were gone in 2-3 days. I was overjoyed. Package said it works for 3 months. I would have been happy if I only had to use it every 1-2 months. 1 week later the ants were back with a vengeance. Tried again just to make sure it wasn't operater error. Same thing happened again. So disappointed.Response From Terro®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate your feedback and have shared your experience with our Product Managers. This product is a contact killing agent, and ants that come in contact with the treated area will die within 24-48 hours. It should be reapplied when granules are no longer visible. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-844-837-7644 for assistance, we're happy to help.
Review Rateso far so good
shaky bag in dry days
Review RateProblem dispensing
How do you dispense the product. I open the zipper, spread it open, turn upside down and shake hard and nothing comes out. I have three bags of this stuff and have the same problem with each bag.Response From Terro®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Ron! We're sorry that your Ant Killer Plus bags are not allowing you to spread this product easily. You should be able to unzip the bag, turn the bag upside down, and shake the granules out without trouble. We recommend making sure that the plastic, re-sealable zipper stays open, and doesn't close. For further assistance, please give us a call at 800-800-1819 x 458.
Review RateTerro is an excellent product if applied faithfully.
With the most convenient distribution bag for the Terro product I cover about a two to three foot perimeter around the house in order to keep the bugs away. I apply the product twice a year and it does the trick. In the meantime my neighbor was stung twice by a red ant in his foot with a visit to the on call doctor. I made a believer out of him and he is now copying me.
Review RateSo far, very impressive...
So far, the Terro Ant Killer plus granules are working, as advertised. The fire ant colonies in the yard had became resistant to other off-the-shelf treatments. Following the directions, I applied the first application as a spot treatment, second application was more broadcast. Heading into May with no mounds in the yard!!
Review RateI can't leave a review until I try it
I bought 3 bags of the Terro ant dust for my lawn but I'm still not sure how to dispense it. Will it kill my grass because I have tons of anthills. It says on a watered lawn but I don't understand if it's waterproof why would I have to water first?Response From Terro®Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative
This product is designed to be used on lawns, and so it will not kill the grass. It should be watered in so that it penetrates enough to get to the ants underground.
Please feel free to call our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any additional questions.
Review RateTerro Ant Killer plus granules
I get ants year round in my home. After trying other brands of the granules to little and short lasting results I bought the Terro ant killer plus granules, spread around the outside perimeter of my house and within a week there were no ants in my home. Great product and works as well as industrial grades. I'm looking for something that would work as well in my flower bed, have ant mounds all around my flowers so need something safe for them. Any recommendations?Response From Terro®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
We are glad to hear how well this product has worked to eliminate ants in your yard. This product can also be used in flower beds to help control the ants found there as well.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458 with any additional questions.
- 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.
What’s the difference between liquid and gel ant baits?
It’s a little known fact that adult worker ants cannot digest solid food (bait). Their anatomy is designed for transporting and digesting liquids only. Solid foods must be carried back to the colony for additional processing by the larvae stage. Liquid baits exploit this unique physiology by making it easy for ants to transport the liquid bait back to the rest of the colony, including the queen, larvae and other workers.
I just placed TERRO® Ant Killer in my kitchen and it’s attracting more ants, not killing them! What’s going on?
You have nothing to worry about! Initially, you will see more ants. As ant foragers look for food, they are attracted to the sweet liquid in the bait which they consume and carry back to feed to the rest of the colony and the queen. On the way back to the nest, the ants drop what it called a ‘trail pheromone’, letting the other ants know where the tasty food supply is. In turn, these ants follow the trail to the bait which explains why you initially see more ants.
The active ingredient in the bait interferes with the ants' digestive systems, eventually killing the ants within 24-48 hours after consumption. This slow kill gives the worker ants enough to get back and share the bait with the colony. Baiting is the only way to successfully wipe out the ants you see and the thousands you don’t.
What is the best way to treat an unusually large ant invasion?
Ant populations that have become quite large sometimes require more than one treatment. We recommend the following two-step process to control large infestations.
STEP #1 –Bait Worker Ants
The first step to successfully controlling ants is to lure worker ants – those that you see marching around inside your house – to TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits. The ants will consume the bait and carry it back to the nest to feed the Queen and the rest of the colony. While the insecticide in the bait will ultimately kill the worker ant, it works slowly enough that the worker has time to get back and share the bait with the colony.
STEP #2- Create an Outdoor Barrier
Since most ant infestations are linked to a colony that is located underground outside the house, the second line of defense is setting up a barrier around the perimeter of your house