TERRO® Ant Dust

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  • Kills ants (including fire & carpenter ants), cockroaches, spiders and other insects
  • Ready-to-use - Kills insects on contact and continues to kill up to 8 months
  • Waterproof dust won’t wash away in rain
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Ideal for crack and crevice treatments

Best Used For

Around Foundations
Crawl Spaces
Crawl Spaces
Cracks & Crevices
Ant hill
On Ant Hills
Flower beds
Flower Beds

TERRO® Ant Dust

Take control of pests inside and out with TERRO® Ant Dust. This waterproof powder kills on contact and lasts up to 8 months. Killing fire ants, carpenter ants, cockroaches, spiders and much more makes this a staple for any household. To help prevent and control invasions, apply TERRO® Ant Dust thoroughly and uniformly to foundations and crawl spaces where pests are active and may find entrance to your home. The dust acts as a barrier that the ants and other insects must crawl through, ensuring contact and therefore killing them.

Easy to apply


TERRO® Ant Dust comes in a convenient, easy-to-use shaker can. Just twist the inner cap to allow a scatter of dust through small holes or a wide spread option through the large opening. Twist again to close or adjust!


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.

How to Treat an Ant mound
How to Apply indoors


Apply lightly and uniformly to infested area. Pay attention to cracks and crevices, service ducts, false floors and ceilings, wall voids, around electrical and telephone fittings and equipment, around water and sewer pipes, under and behind cabinets, refrigerators and sinks; around windows and door frames; along base-boards; in attics and crawl spaces. The amount to be applied will vary with the site but should usually be in the range of 0.5 lb of product per 1000 square feet.


Apply around windows and doors, porches, screens, eaves, patios, garages, under stairways, in crawl spaces, and other areas where pests hide. To help prevent the invasion of buildings and structures by these pests, apply thoroughly and uniformly to the foundation and crawl spaces where pests are active and may find entrance.

How to Treat a Perimeter
5 stars

"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."

How to Use TERRO® Ant Dust

Learn how TERRO® Ant Dust can be applied to control various insects that can invade the home.


TERRO® Ant Dust Product Details

Do you want to know more helpful details about TERRO® Ant Dust? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product.

TERRO® Ant Dust
Model # T600
Includes 16 oz Shaker Can of Ant Dust
Eliminates Ants, Bees, Boxelder Bugs, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Crickets, Fire Ants, Firebrats, Ground Beetles, Millipedes, Silverfish, Slugs, Sowbugs, Spiders, Ticks, and Wasps
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including crystalline silica, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.govwww.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
TERRO® Ant Dust
Model Number T600
Weight 1 lb
Dimensions 3.1 x 3.1 x 10 in
Includes 16 oz shaker cannister of Ant Dust

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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5 stars 34 (77%)
4 stars 3 (7%)
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I love this product.
May 21, 2023
I love this product. It works so much better than the spray. Excellent product.
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packaging deceptive and adds more plastic into enviroment than necessary
Jun 15, 2021
May be a good product but I have not used it yet. I had it sitting on a windowsill and could see that the container was less than 1/2 full. The container is 81/4" tall with 4" of product in it!!! Disappointing that the company is deceptive.
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Woodstream (Admin)
Jun 15, 2021
This product settles during shipping (just like a bag of potato chips). The bottle is filled by weight rather than volume. When the bottle is opened, it may not appear to be full, however the weight is correct. Please feel free to contact us at 1-844-837-7644 for assistance. Sincerely, Rachel
Doesn’t Work with Slugs
Nov 3, 2020
It didn’t work to the purpose I bought this for - slugs. The description says that it works with slugs, but it didn’t.
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Woodstream (Admin)
Nov 3, 2020
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear that the desired results were not seen with this product. It is backed by a 30 day return policy. Please reach out to us at 1-844-837-7644 for assistance.
Disappointed using on fire ants
Oct 15, 2020
After 2 weeks, the ant dust is still sprinkled on the mound. The fire ants are still very active. At first, they started carrying the dust into the mound, but that didn't last through the day. I've reapplied but they just ignore it. I am very disappointed after reading the good reviews. I would not recommend this for fire ants.
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Woodstream (Admin)
Oct 15, 2020
Thank you for sharing this feedback. This product works to kill ants that come in contact with it directly. If ants are still present, they may have not previously encountered the product. Generally, results are seen within 3-4 days, however this may very depending on the size of the colony. This product is backed by a 30 day return policy. Reach out to us directly for assistance.
Did not work for me
May 4, 2020
I have problems with small ants getting in my kitchen. I used the powder as well as the Terro ant and spider spray to treatment the perimeter of my house and the interior windows and doors where they are getting in. Unfortunately I have not seen any improvement and will most likely have to call in an exterminator.
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Really works!
Jul 1, 2019
This stuff is AMAZING! I had those little tiny “sweet” ants in my second floor bathroom. They liked the water and toothpaste. Yuck. And I seriously had about 20 ant hills in all if the cracks in my driveway . I removed the toothpaste products. Sprinkled this stuff on the area they were entering the house and on every hill in the driveway. No ants in the bathroom within 24 hours and it’s been 7 days and no return. Half as many in the driveway after 24 ours, 5 new anthills that I treated. 3 new ant hills 5 days later, and at 7 days no new hills and just a few ants here and there on the driveway. So glad I read the other reviews and tried this. Tried Amdro ant traps first, seemed like it actually attracted more. Great product, great price, thanks!!!
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Small amount of success.
Jun 3, 2019
I've used Terro ant dust, liquid bait, and granules for small pavement ants. I've had only a small amount of success using all three together. The small ants keep coming back, I can't kill the colony for some reason! I've been trying to get rid of the ants from April 2019 until today June 4, 2019.
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Woodstream (Admin)
Jun 3, 2019
We're sorry to hear that these small pavement ants keep coming back! It sounds to us like there are multiple colonies of ants at work. You are doing all of the right things and using all of the right products for effective sontrol, but we have a number of additonal control options to consider at http://www.terro.com/ants-control. We are also more than happy to work with you on a customized plan of attack at 800-800-1819 x 458. Give us a call!
What a blessing after decades of try to find the right product.
Dec 25, 2018
Kills Box Elder Bugs! This is the only thing that I have tried that will kill Box Elder Bugs. It does it fast too. It worked so well that one dusting of the perimeter of my house and garage made a significant disappearance of all the bugs that used to climb up on the sunny side of my house by the end of the day!. We used to be almost plagued with the bugs coming into the house every winter but I dusted every 2 months around my house and have only seen 2 bugs this winter, I thing it will take a few years of dusting and clearing out ash and silver maple trees to completely rid the nuisance but I am utterly amazed at the difference already!
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Works great!!
Jul 9, 2018
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!
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Very Satisfied
Jul 4, 2018
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.
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Can I use Terro ant dust around fruit trees?
Question by: Nelson T Kunihiro on Dec 10, 2020, 7:00 PM

When used as directed, you may use this product around a fruit tree.

Answer by: Woodstream (Admin) on Dec 13, 2020, 7:00 PM

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