Keep ants and other unwanted pests 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 TERRO® Ant Killer Plus granules kill pests on contact and provides residual control.
TERRO® Ant Killer Plus is packaged in a convenient, re-sealable shaker bag. 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, millipedes, 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 following 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 touches the foundation should be cut back.
Treating Ant Hills and Fire Ant Mounds
To control ants (except fire ants), apply one to two teaspoons of TERRO® Ant Killer Plus over and around ant hills; then, 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 two feet 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.
View video for tips on how to easily kill ants and other insects instantly with TERRO® Ant Killer Plus granules:
- Kills ants, fire ants, cockroaches, fleas and other insects on contact
- Kills in 24 hours
- Convenient, re-sealable shaker bag; no chemical spreader required
- For outdoor, use around the home only
What’s in the Box
- 3 lb bag of ant killer granules
- 3 lb re-sealable shaker bag
- Contains Lambda-cyhalothrin (0.04%) and other ingredients (99.96%)
Disclaimer: Terro.com does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.TERRO® Ant Killer Plus is rated out of 5 by 16.Rated 5 out of 5 by J in LA from Loyal User I have used this product for years. I started in Illinois when I had an ant and silver fish infestation and in Louisiana to help thwart cock roaches from over taking the neighborhood. In both cases I have had great success! When used in IL for ants and silverfish I noticed results within about a month. As in Louisiana, I found dead roaches after about a week.Date published: 2016-06-17Rated 5 out of 5 by Townsend5 from Works great I have never had a product work on ants like Terro! The ants came marching in and with Terro I can be assured they will make an about face and head out!Date published: 2016-04-24Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarge from Products that Work I consistently buy what works for me! Terro is one of those products that I'll keep coming back for. Regards LyleDate published: 2016-03-05Rated 5 out of 5 by Clark from Great I received this product just in time. My front lawn area had been overrun with large ants. I applied as directed and noticed an immediate retreat of the ants. Glad I found this.Date published: 2015-08-27Rated 5 out of 5 by willows72 from Did the job Resolved ant infestation problem. Applied product as directed around they premiss. No activity observed following applicationDate published: 2015-07-26Rated 5 out of 5 by Theo from Terro a terrific product Very happy with the product, and also the promptness of the shipping.Date published: 2015-07-22Rated 5 out of 5 by SN33327 from It really really works Got the TERRO® Ant Killer Plus granules for my outdoor perimeter and the TERRO® Liquid Ant Baits for indoors after seeing all the great reviews. My sister had been using sprays to no avail for several months beginning every June for over 5 years and told me nothing she's tried works. In less than 24 hours there was a drastic decline in pharaoh ants. A few trails resurfaced on day 4 but seem to have dissipated the next day. By day 8 most were gone, and no more worries about food in the kitchen. I still see a few ants here or there in an odd corner so they are not 100% gone but it's only been 18 days, so I am sure that my infestation will be completely resolved fairly soon. I would say the 3 weeks TERRO® suggests their Ant Killer takes to work is a good ballpark range. Definitely worth it!!!Date published: 2015-07-10Rated 4 out of 5 by K7SAM from Love the Product - Hate the bag I have used Ant Killer Plus for a few years now. Does a great job on getting rid of the pesky little devils. Have always used the 2 pound bottle with shaker cap. Worked great, easy to apply, reseals great, no leakage. Really do not like the new 3 pound bag. I guess it applies okay, but, not as directional as the bottle. I guess it is just personal preference. I kept a couple of the bottles and just cut the bags open and pour them in the bottle for use.Date published: 2015-06-08
Does this product affect vegetable plants that might be near where the product is usedThis can be used around the perimeter of a garden, but should not be used in the garden itself.Date published: 2016-09-02
Is it harmful to pets or kids?We recommend watering in the product and allowing the lawn to dry prior to allowing children or pets into the treated area.Date published: 2016-09-02
How long is this product effective as a perimeter barrier?This product will be effective for up to 8 weeks.Date published: 2016-09-02
Is this product safe to use around pets?We recommend keeping pets off the treated area until the product has been watered in and the lawn is dry.Date published: 2016-09-02
Once this product has been watered into the ground and dries, is it safe for pets?Once the product has been watered in and the lawn is dry, pets can be allowed back in the area.Date published: 2016-09-07
I plan to plant raspberry bushes where the ants were treated with terro. Should I remove excess product? What can I do to make it safe for edible plants? The options for food gardens didn't kill the ants. Please help!We recommend using our TERRO® Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes in areas near food crops. While the plants should not come in contact with the liquid, the bait stations can be placed around the perimeter of the garden. http://www.terro.com/terro-outdoor-liquid-ant-bait-stakesDate published: 2016-08-06
Can Terro ant killer plus be used to kill fire ants in an organic garden? Are vegetables safe to eat after mounds treated nearby?This product can kill fire ants, however; it is not intended for use in or around a vegetable garden. It is designed for perimeter use of the home.Date published: 2016-07-16
After ant poison granules are watered, if the water washes into our vegetable garden area, will the vegetable root systems absorb the poison?We do not recommend using this product around edible crops. This product is intended to be a home barrier with application around the foundation of your home or as a spot treatment directly to ant mounds.Date published: 2016-07-16
- 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.
I need to knock out an ant invasion quickly – what do you recommend?Since most ant infestations are linked to a colony located outside the house, we suggest using our fast-acting TERRO® Ant Killer Plus Granules for instant knock down of ants, cockroaches, fleas and other insects. This product also provides long lasting repellency and it’s super easy-to-use; using the convenient shaker bag, simply apply the granules around the perimeter of your house for an instant kill and long-term insect control.
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 with TERRO® Ant Killer Plus Granules. The granular ant killer kills pests on contact and provides long lasting residual repellency. The Ant Killer is packaged in a shaker bag for easy application- no spreader is needed. After applying the granules around the foundation of your home, water in lightly.