Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810)

Item no: 7306574 | 071549019686
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  • Sub Brand: Home Defense Max
  • Container Size: 1.1 gal.
  • Product Form: RTU
  • Product Type: Insect Killer
  • Product State: Spray
  • Odorless: Yes
  • Active Ingredient: 0.05 percent Bifenthrin
  • Kills Repels Controls: Bugs
  • Pest Type: Insect
  • Ready to Use: Yes
  • Indoor and Outdoor: Indoor
  • Organic: No
  • General Package Type: Aerosol Can


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4.3

(based on 318 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (272)
  • Effective (229)
  • Value (155)
  • Good directions (146)
  • High quality (128)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (41)
  • Messy (7)
  • Bad odor (6)
  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Problem with label (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Been using it for years...always works

I go back to this same product every time because it works so well. I see that another reviewer mentioned it didn't work for fleas...so far I haven't had to worry about...Read complete review

I go back to this same product every time because it works so well. I see that another reviewer mentioned it didn't work for fleas...so far I haven't had to worry about that but I can say that in the Midwest we get the normal run of the mill spiders, ants, earwigs, centipedes, etc. Once I spray with Ortho Home Defense we're bug-less for months. That's saying a lot because I'm one of those people who often leaves my door open. :-D About twice a year I go around the outside and spray: -the line where the exterior walls meet the ground -the complete outline around the doors and windows -cracks -holes where an inlet has been drilled (like for a cable, the ac unit, pipes, hoses, spigots). Then I spray inside around the doors, windows and vents, including the doorway that separates the basement from the main level. I have pets. I make them wait about 30 minutes before I let them into a sprayed area. So far, Ortho has kept my home bug free and there hasn't been any issues with staining or with my pets.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

it doesn't wotk

I bought this product last week, and I've been sprayING it everyday, twice to 3 times a day. I have a small roach problem, and I apply it directly and the roaches just...Read complete review

I bought this product last week, and I've been sprayING it everyday, twice to 3 times a day. I have a small roach problem, and I apply it directly and the roaches just swim in it, I fogged this morning and they are still coming out. I don't know what else to try. any suggestions ?

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4.0

Good product, battery wand doesn't work anymore

By Metalmtl

from Albuquerque, NM, USArp

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

      I bought a refill to use with the comfort wand, battery powered sprayer. I ran the last bottle until it was empty and now I put the sprayer on the new bottle and it won't pump. The pump is running, how can I get it to work after air gets into line?

       
      4.0

      Great product!

      By Moomy

      from Allen, TX

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Effective
      • Good directions
      • Quality
      • value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

          I have used Ortho Home defense for years. I spray it around the perimeter of my house generally twice a year. Winter time it's usually not necessary. I spray in the house as needed when I see bugs but this is very rare. I like the battery operated power sprayer and then I just buy refills as needed. This product works very well at keeping bugs out of my house and it is a lot cheaper than hiring a pest control company that charges an arm an a leg for 30 minutes of work!!!! Once and a while I have trouble getting the liquid to come out of the sprayer. Frustrating, but if you give the liquid a quick rest it will work again.

           
          1.0

          This product does not even kill ants on contact.

          By nina1492

          from San Diego, CA, USA

          Pros

            Cons

            • Didn't work as expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

              This product does not even kill ants on contact. Water and soap works better. WILL NEVER WASTE MONEY ON THIS AGAIN.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Been using Ortho Home Defense for years

              By Mikeasdf

              from Mobile, AL

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Effective
              • Good directions
              • Quality
              • value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                  I believe I have been using Home Defense for about 10 years now. I spray the baseboards, around doors, and spray the outside around foundation and windows. I was previously using the pump wand which was a bit of a pain. but the battery powered wand is an enormous improvement. Was surprised to see so many negative reviews. This product DOES NOT kill on contact. When an insect comes in contact with the poison, it takes about 5 minutes to see anything. they start doing the crazy dance, start walking backward, then they start trying to sting or bite themselves. Finally, they die. Takes about 10 minutes. I use this product to spray wasp nests as well. I know its not recommended for wasps, but it takes out the small paper wasp nests no problem. Again, it takes about 10 minutes for the wasps to drop dead.

                   
                  1.0

                  This product is a joke

                  By Dusrin19

                  from Collinston, LA, USA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • attracts more bugs and makes them multiply
                    • Didn't work as expected

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                      I purchased this product hopping to get rid of my bug problem but the more I used it the more the bugs started multiplying and even getting more bugs than we began with when I started all I had was a few german cockroaches now I have walls moving from being so many, wasps in every corner and spiders all over I do not recommend this to anyone unless you are wanting to run a haunted house

                       
                      5.0

                      Product works!!!

                      By Mica

                      from Buffalo, ny

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Effective
                      • Good directions
                      • Quality
                      • value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                          I'm not sure why there are negative reviews. I've used this product for a few years. Mostly for the outside of my house to control spiders. I've just lightly sprayed the inside of my house for flea control after giving my animals a flea treatment. Have not seen a flea or found one on my pets.

                           
                          1.0

                          Spray and spray and spray with no positive results :(

                          By Shortee5oh

                          from Brunswick, Ga

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use

                          Cons

                          • Didn't work as expected

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                            I have sprayed every day only to continue to be terrorized by more roaches and more ants...no matter how much I soak a surface, it's as if the bugs walk right across the sprayed area pointing and laughing the entire way...I'm convinced that I wasted my money.

                             
                            1.0

                            Wand didn't work, Had to reapply more than once in 2 week span.

                            By Tricia507

                            from Akron, OH, USA

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Didn't work as expected
                              • Difficult to use

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                Right away, the wand did not work. After trying 3 sets of brand news batteries to it, and still nothing coming out, we emptied into another spray bottle. We sprayed all along the outside of the house, and within 2 weeks, had to spray again. Before buying another ortho product, I would most likely buy a different brand first. I have 3 kids, and did not want to have to keep spraying the outside, hence why I bought this product to begin with since it claims to last up to 12 months.

                                 
                                1.0

                                Waste of money

                                By zero

                                from Tulsa, OK, USA

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                    Won't kill spiders, ants, or any other bug even if you spray it directly on it. Wont ever spend money on this brand again.

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Doesn't Work

                                    By jason1984

                                    from Deatsville, AL, USA

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Didn't work as expected

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                        I've sprayed just about every surface in my single wide trailer with this product, using the entire gallon. 1 week later and i still have as many roaches as i did before using this product. I've even sprayed a trapped roach and it lived for two days in a mason jar with a quarter inch of poison in it. Absolutely does not work.

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        don't know if it works as I am not able to get wand to work.

                                        By mb67

                                        from Orange County, CA, USA

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Didn't work as expected
                                          • wand applicator doesn't work!

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                            Gave it one star since that is minimum rating. Would give it a negative star if available. Not able to use product as wand does not work. It was inserted properly, after letting it run for about a minute or so, finally able to get a very small amount of product and then nothing. I hear batteries trying to work but nothing. I will either return it or try to find a spay bottle to apply.

                                             
                                            2.0

                                            WASTE OF MONEY.

                                            By John56

                                            from Toledo Ohio

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to use

                                            Cons

                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                              Kills immediately but FAILS to control. Lasted at best for 14 days. This was on a hard non porous indoor surface. Will never buy this product again. Sweet application system tho.

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Quite simply...does not work as stated

                                              By moneywaster

                                              from Northern, VA, USA

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to use

                                              Cons

                                              • Didn't work as expected

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                the 12 month long lasting shield claim is laughable. It kills ants on contact but there is absolutly NO shield so to speak. Ants will be walking up and down the same section of the house the very next day and sometimes WITHIN HOURS. I get the same result on my rear deck which is wood, the foundation of the house which is brick or the driveway which is concrete. So, it is pretty consistantly not providing any sort of "shield".

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Home Defense

                                                By Tracy

                                                from Columbus Ohio

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to use
                                                • Effective
                                                • Good directions
                                                • Quality
                                                • value

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                    I do like this product it is excellent with the surrounding of your home all insects. It actually a lot for you money as well

                                                     
                                                    1.0

                                                    seemed to make the spider problem worse

                                                    By iboz6688

                                                    from Michigan City, IN, USA

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Didn't work as expected

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                        This product is worthless. I have sprayed my house and patio four times, and basically soaked everything with it. The spiders are basically taking over the outside of the house and the patio There are more now than before I sprayed. Waste of time and money.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        BUT IT!

                                                        By Rockynoel

                                                        from Massachusetts

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to use
                                                        • Effective
                                                        • Good directions
                                                        • Quality
                                                        • value

                                                        Cons

                                                        • No negatives.

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                          I have used this excellent product for years. The old method of having to prime the wand was hard and annoying and hand-cramping. I actually bought a sprayer two years ago, having to pour the product into the sprayer bottle to make it easier to use. AT LAST!!! A brilliant employee of ORTHO devised a new wand - OPERATED BY BATTERIES!!!! - to spray the product!! Give that employee a week's paid vacation!!! What a difference! So much easier. As for the product: It couldn't be better. Every spring I spray my basement perimeter inside, the perimeter of the foundation outside, and the ceiling under the deck, and the base of the two garage doors, and I never have spiders or ants any more! (My home abuts conservation land so the possibility of insects is 10-fold.) THREE CHEERS FOR THIS WONDERFUL PRODUCT!! THANK YOU ORTHO DEFENSE!!!

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Bugs Begone

                                                          By Bgsanne7

                                                          from Dulles, VA, USA

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy to use
                                                          • Effective
                                                          • Good directions
                                                          • Quality
                                                          • value

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                              Fantastic product. Please keep making this product. I live on the third floor of a complex and this has saved me in my battle against bugs (mostly ants). It has been fabulous to have a product that I can use indoors that does NOT smell and dries quickly! I also like the wand/spray function. Thank you soo much.

                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              2.0

                                                              Wow anything else could have been better

                                                              By Bryan

                                                              from Clovis, NM

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy to use

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Didn't work as expected

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                Completely sprayed the inside and outside of the house prior to moving in. This product lasted about 2 1/2 weeks. Not what we were expecting from the label. Expecially on the inside of the house. Maybe this product is maid for a magical place without they bugs on the label that it says it kills. We have reapply 2 times now still just like when the house is

                                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                2.0

                                                                We have ants and roaches and cant seem to get rid of them. We have tried two different sprays, this one works for about 2 weeks and then you got to re

                                                                By Kendra25

                                                                from Joplin, MO, USA

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Easy to use

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Didn't work as expected
                                                                • Messy

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                  We have tried two different sprays plus the bug man and nothing has worked on getting rid of the roaches that was here before we moved in. This spray works for about 2 weeks then u have to respray. Landlord won't resend a bug man. Its disgusting

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Kills Black Biting Carpenter Ants Dead!

                                                                  By Yechfranz

                                                                  from Lancaster, PA

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Effective

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                      Works great and pleanty of spray to treat a normal size house. People are saying the roaches or insects swim right through the spray and survive direct hits and this true, the insects do not die immediately. I you give your house a good tratment and within a few hours the ants will start acting disoriented. With 24 hours there were no biting Carpenter Ants left walking around. A couple flies, miilipedes and potatoe bugs died as well

                                                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      Does not seem to work

                                                                      By Peyote7452

                                                                      from Belton, SC 29627, USA

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Easy to use

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Didn't work as expected

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                        I have been using the product for several years now and I always bragged about it but this bottle does not seem to work. I have a hummingbird feeder on my porch, I have sprayed all around the post top to bottom and the ants are back in a few days. I am now very disappointed with this product now. I am not sure if ortho changed the formula or if it is a bad batch. I will look for a different brand the next time I go to the hardware store. Goodbye ortho products.

                                                                         
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        Doesn't kill house hold ants.

                                                                        By Armvel

                                                                        from South NJ

                                                                        Pros

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Didn't work as expected

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                            I tried the smaller spray bottles of this product and it will not kill ants. I spray on them and around them and they just keep marching along. I purchased several bottles in a period of one year thinking that it might be a batch problem but get the same results.

                                                                             
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            The Best

                                                                            By Greg65

                                                                            from Locust Grove, VA 22508, USA

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • Easy to use
                                                                            • Effective
                                                                            • Good directions
                                                                            • Quality
                                                                            • value

                                                                            Cons

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                                I use this spray about once a month around the outside of our home and it has kept insects out of the house. It really works!!

                                                                                 
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                GREAT PRODUCT AND EFFECTIVE

                                                                                By Italiano49

                                                                                from Philadelphia, PA, USA

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                • Easy to use
                                                                                • Effective
                                                                                • Good directions
                                                                                • Quality
                                                                                • value

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                                    I WAS ABLE TO CONTROL THE FLOW OF INSECTS COMMING THROUGH THE HOME WITH ONE TREATMENT.

                                                                                     
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    Love the battery powered wand!!!!

                                                                                    By LaciDJ

                                                                                    from Cape Charles, VA 23310, USA

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                    • Easy to use
                                                                                    • Effective
                                                                                    • Good directions
                                                                                    • Quality
                                                                                    • value

                                                                                    Cons

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                                                                                        Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                                        Greatest bug product I have ever used. I love the battery powered wand. The wand works really well & it doesn't clog like the other spray type sprayers.

                                                                                         
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        works great

                                                                                        By ptsscoop

                                                                                        from Undisclosed

                                                                                        Pros

                                                                                        • Easy to use

                                                                                        Cons

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                                                                                            Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                                            the power wand works great, and the product keeps insects from entering the house. Very happy.

                                                                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                             
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            Love this product

                                                                                            By Skimmer

                                                                                            from Statesboro GA

                                                                                            Pros

                                                                                            • Easy to use
                                                                                            • Effective
                                                                                            • Good directions
                                                                                            • Odor free
                                                                                            • value

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                                Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                                                Home Defense really works. I rarely ever see bugs inside the house. I live in a warm humid climate known for bugs and this stuff keeps them outside where they belong. The only issue I have ever had is when the spray handle doesn't work and this is rare. When this happens I have emailed the company and they sent a new one. Over all this is a wonderful product and I highly recommend it as it is easy to use and effective.

                                                                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                works great!

                                                                                                By mrts

                                                                                                from NJ

                                                                                                Pros

                                                                                                • Easy to use
                                                                                                • Effective
                                                                                                • Good directions

                                                                                                Cons

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                                                                                                    Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                                                    I have used this product for years and would recommend.

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    Easy to use and effective

                                                                                                    By Lvn086a

                                                                                                    from Platte City

                                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                                    • Easy to use
                                                                                                    • Effective
                                                                                                    • Quality
                                                                                                    • value

                                                                                                    Cons

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                                                                                                        Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                                                        I have used this product for years without complaint.

                                                                                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        Effective for indoor use

                                                                                                        By KathyBO

                                                                                                        from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

                                                                                                        Pros

                                                                                                        • Easy to use
                                                                                                        • Effective

                                                                                                        Cons

                                                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                                                            Comments about SCOTTS COMPANY Ortho Home 1.1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196810):

                                                                                                            Found if all entries to home sprayed and interior doors that this product is effective for controlling insects

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