Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case

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  • 1 gallon ready-to-use trigger
  • New fast-acting formula for up to 12 month control
  • Kills existing bugs and prevents new bugs from entering the home
  • Kills insect eggs
  • Non-staining
  • Odor free
  • Creates a bug barrier
  • Active ingredients: 0.050% bifenthrin and 0.0125% zeta- cypermethrin


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Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case
 
3.7

(based on 143 reviews)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (101)
  • Effective (96)
  • Quality (70)
  • Good directions (64)
  • Value (64)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (38)
  • Difficult to use (12)
  • Problem with label (5)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Why Don't You People Learn to Use the Product

    So many of the bad reviews on here for this product state something like this: "I sprayed it on the bug and it didn't die"... This product is NOT...Read complete review

    So many of the bad reviews on here for this product state something like this: "I sprayed it on the bug and it didn't die"... This product is NOT like a can of RAID! You don't spray it directly on bugs and wait for the bugs to die. You obviously aren't reading the directions! What you have to do is clean the floors, spray it according to the directions indoors and outdoors around the perimeter of the home. WAIT for the insecticide to DRY. And then, at that point, when bugs cross the insecticide "barrier" and go about their business, then they WILL die! If you spray only one area inside the home, that won't stop bugs from entering from other areas. It's like an invisible "force field" that you are putting up. Spray it around the baseboard and in front of all doors in your home so that there are no "holes" in your force field. Then, spray it around the outside of the home where the home meets the ground. I usually go up a foot and out a foot. That's it. Simple. It's gonna take about 2 hours to do a whole inside and outside of a regular sized home correctly. If you skip a doorway or skip a room, you should expect to not see results because you didn't complete your force field. If you see lots of insects running around with the first couple of days after a proper application, that's because they are trying to relocate before they die off. If you see your population decrease, but there is still some population left a few months later, that's because the babies hatched. Just keep using this once ever 3-4 months until you have the problem under control, then you'll only need to use it once a year. I've had great success in three different homes with a literal ARMY of ants and cockroaches. Once I used this stuff they were gone. I've also gotten rid of black widows and other spidery pests. This stuff is great! There is a tiny itsy bitsy hint of an odor when first applying it - but it goes away within a couple of hours.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Would be 5 stars if it worked, immediate and long term once dried, on Brown Recluse and Black Widow spiders

    I never move into a new place without first dousing the entire home with Ortho Home Defense. However, my one consistent complaint is that it does not work on Brown Recluse and Black Widow...Read complete review

    I never move into a new place without first dousing the entire home with Ortho Home Defense. However, my one consistent complaint is that it does not work on Brown Recluse and Black Widow spiders. In fact, it is weak on spiders in general but worthless on those two specifically. Since I live in North Texas, this is a major problem. Ortho recommends another of their products for these two spiders, but that really does not make sense. Why should I have to go through the entire house with multiple products, then they could simply improve this one to deal with those two major problem pests. Its nice that thing have been improved in terms of residual (you used to recommend 6 months and now claim it is good for a year), and it is great that the sprayer mechanism is continually getting better. However, you need to take some time and put out the effort to improve the product to work on more bugs, specifically the ones I have mentioned.

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    4.0

    One of the best

    By Koch

    from Delaware, OH

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

        This has to be the best product on the market. I notice an immediate difference within hours of using it. It keeps all kinds of bugs out. It is my go to product and I've recommended it to many people.

         
        5.0

        Easily used and works well, but shelf life is unknown

        By hlerman

        from Central Florida

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • seems to weaken after a few years. no "use by" dat

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

          I have used this product indoors only and it works as advertized. I first needed to use it 2-3 times a year, but now after a few years and with product still left, it seems to need to be redone every couple of months. I might have to just purchase a new one.

           
          4.0

          Works Great

          By JeffRak

          from Ohio

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

              Applied this around the house this spring and we did not have any of the little ants like in years past.

               
              5.0

              This product exceeds expectations

              By horseman4832219

              from Jacksonville,Fl

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                  I have used this for several years, on a twice yearly basis and never see live bugs in my home, and only rarely dead ones.

                   
                  5.0

                  One application, a season of bug free comfort.

                  By CherylDeM

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Effective
                  • Good directions
                  • Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                      Works great. I applied last year to my new but buggy house. I did have to apply a second time then but it did a great job. I applied this spring and have had a bug free season. Thank you Ortho!

                       
                      5.0

                      They were here. Now they're gone!

                      By pnaber

                      from Ferndale, WA, USA

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Effective
                      • Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                          I saw bug and ants and spiders all around the outside of the house, and sometimes inside. Oh my. I used Home Defense. Now they're gone.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By arizona

                          from az

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                              we use it 1 or 2 times a year indoors and rarely find a live bug.

                               
                              5.0

                              They don't cross the border

                              By Ceown

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Effective

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                  Easy to apply. Spray the perimeter and they don't cross the line! I use this every time we have the daylight savings change. Makes easy to remember!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  This is an exellent product

                                  By Anonymous

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                      I sprayed outside and inside around the house and after that I did not see any ant in the house.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Pretty Good

                                      By cextpm

                                      from Jacksonville, FL, USA

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Effective
                                      • Good directions

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                          The product did work for me the first day or two you might not see it working but what I did was respray back the area around my door where bugs seems to get in when door is open, once you have it down and forget about that's when you see those bugs on their back, I repeated every two weeks or when or after it rain. It works. I am in Jacksonville Florida so yes it works good.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Best family friendly bug killer

                                          By HardCorps14

                                          from Bismarck, ND, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • child friendy applicator
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Effective
                                          • Good directions
                                          • Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                              With small children and pets around I was very concerned about using any type of bug killer, but Home Defense worked great. It lasts for months after application, and starts killing bugs almost immediately. The wand and spray applicator is also a great feature making it very easy to apply.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Excellent product and results

                                              By DavC

                                              from Undisclosed

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to use
                                              • Effective

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                  I have been using this for over a year now. It works incredibly well. I spray about every 6 weeks and the next couple of days everything around the perimeter of my house is dead. I will continue to use this product.

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Does exactly what I want

                                                  By Rocky

                                                  from Virginia Beach, VA, USA

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to use
                                                  • Good directions
                                                  • value

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                      My husband and I have been using this product for 4 years and it is great. Used it inside and out for ants etc we rented our prior home and now we own our house and plan to still use it especially now with the big yard. WORKS GREAT!

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Sprayer feature needs perfecting

                                                      By Nanav

                                                      from Indian Head, MD, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Effective

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Difficult to use

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                        I believe this product does what it states, I think the problem derives from the sprayer. Manufacturers are all coming out with these new sprayer attachments but none of them seem to work correctly or continue to work. Seems like more plastic in the landfill. The concept to provide homeowners easy convenience yes but, the perfection is still not there yet.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        This product performs what it says it will do.

                                                        By thingtgen

                                                        from Center Point, IA

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to use
                                                        • Effective
                                                        • Quality
                                                        • value

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                            I would recommend this product because I use it once a year around the outside of my house and have great success with keeping insects from entering my house.

                                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            4.0

                                                            does what iits supposed to do

                                                            By CWSFAN

                                                            from Park Ridge, IL, USA

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy to use
                                                            • Effective

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                Important to follow directions to maximize results. Also, if you save the unused contents over the Winter, keep it from freezing. The data does not mention this important point.

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Incredible!!!

                                                                By MorganRic

                                                                from Tampa, FL

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Easy to use
                                                                • Effective
                                                                • Good directions
                                                                • Quality
                                                                • value
                                                                • works fast!

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                    I live in a very wooded area by a canal in florida so summer time brings serious palmetto bug/roach problems. Once the sun goes down, I don't even dare going into the garage due to how many nasty critters are in there. It was to the point where my fear of spiders have subsided to give way to my new fear of palmettos. They squeeze their gross little selves under my doors in search of leftovers my toddler hid around the house. I used the barrier spray right before dusk around the perimeter and on the floor in the garage and on the borders of every door and window around my house. At around 11:30 that night I peaked out into that bug cave and to my surprise I didn't see a single roach, palmetto beast, or other creepy crawly that is usually out there. The only ones that are seen anymore are dead!! I'm super impressed and will definitely be a returning customer. I highly recommend this to anyone with a pesty bug problem. And the price was awesome for how big the container was!! Thanks so much Ortho!!!!

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Ortho Home Defense

                                                                    By Doggett

                                                                    from Portland, OR

                                                                    Pros

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

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                        I'm house sitting for a neighbor who is out of town for a few days. One of my main jobs is to feed her outdoor cats. On my first day to feed the kitties I was met with an army of ants. They were really interesting to watch because they were marching from the kitties food dish to their home in the ground off the front porch. Before I could wash the food dishes out I grabbed my Ortho Home Defense and the battle was on. I sprayed the nice column of ants and all the ones working in and around the food dishes. When most of the enemy was knocked out I washed the food dishes and fed the kitties. The next day there was not one lonely ant moving around. All the ants were dead from the previous days application. The following day there were no ants. That was a week ago and the front porch is clear of all and any bugs. I've used this product in my home both inside and out because our area seems to be a good home for ants and this year we have been almost free of ants. Just the lone scout who fortunately doesn't get to report back to his home base. Great product. I've sprayed it on painted walls, clear coated moldings, vinyl baseboard and hardwood floors and it has been totally safe. I know I'll be buying more because those ants seem to be able to reproduce in large numbers. Use it with confidence.

                                                                         
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Scorpion Eliminator

                                                                        By JohnMcC

                                                                        from Vail, AZ 85641, USA

                                                                        Pros

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

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                            Prevented a six inch scorpion from entering my garage and home.

                                                                             
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            Best for prevention

                                                                            By KimSta

                                                                            from Goshen IN

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • Effective

                                                                            Cons

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                I first started using this product when I learned it worked on the little orange Asian "Ladybug" Beetles. I have moved and don't have a problem with those anymore so I tried the "Black" bottle brand because it was cheaper and found it doesn't last as long. (I had to apply 4x in one summer season so it was NOT a savings!!)

                                                                                 
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                Great Product

                                                                                By djr

                                                                                from Lubbock, TX, USA

                                                                                Pros

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

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                    We use Home Defense in our home and we don't have any bug problems.

                                                                                     
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    The product does the job as advertised

                                                                                    By krogers

                                                                                    from Detroit, MI, USA

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                    • As Good As Advertised
                                                                                    • Effective
                                                                                    • Good directions

                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                                        Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                        Ortho Home Defense is exactly as advertised. I followed instructions and I have not seen any bugs inside. There is no odor, so you can safely spray inside. I only spray once a year, saturating the area, as directed, and I'm good for the year. This stuff is really good!

                                                                                         
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        This product does what I want to use it for.

                                                                                        By DiVenuti

                                                                                        from Haverhill, MA 01835, USA

                                                                                        Pros

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

                                                                                        Cons

                                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                                            Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                            I use home defense max concentrate and ready to use, once every six weeks to prevent insect invasion, and it works very well. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

                                                                                             
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            Great Stuff!

                                                                                            By Hoffman

                                                                                            from York, PA, USA

                                                                                            Pros

                                                                                            • Easy to use
                                                                                            • Effective
                                                                                            • Quality
                                                                                            • value

                                                                                            Cons

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                                                                                                Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                                I have used this product for some time. I had centipedes in the house, plus other assorted bugs. Used this product and only need to respray about every 9 months. No problem with any bugs anywhere in the house,

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                Ortho Home Defense Really Kills Bugs

                                                                                                By JaySlater

                                                                                                from Newington, CT

                                                                                                Pros

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

                                                                                                Cons

                                                                                                • no cons

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                                  This product is superior to all others we have tried. We use it once a week around the outside perimeter of our home as well in strategic areas inside our house. This product has kept our ant problem in check and we will continue to use

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  Great product

                                                                                                  By Foster

                                                                                                  from Webster, TX, USA

                                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                                  • Easy to use
                                                                                                  • Effective

                                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                                      Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                                      I use this Ortho Home Defense MAX both inside and outside my home. The only bugs I find are dead bugs.

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      It works well

                                                                                                      By Anonymous

                                                                                                      from West Sacramento, CA, USA

                                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                                      • Easy to use
                                                                                                      • Effective
                                                                                                      • Good directions
                                                                                                      • Quality

                                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                                          Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                                          I have used this for a couple years now and the only bugs I see are the dead ones that try to make it through. And now it is much easier to use with the power wand. Works like a pro.

                                                                                                           
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          The Best

                                                                                                          By mcooper

                                                                                                          from Hamilton, OH

                                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                                          • Easy to use
                                                                                                          • Effective
                                                                                                          • Quality

                                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                                              Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                                              This is the best to keep out pest. use it forever.

                                                                                                               
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              Consistently Bug Free

                                                                                                              By dlintz

                                                                                                              from Lincoln Nebraska

                                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                                              • Easy to use
                                                                                                              • Effective
                                                                                                              • value

                                                                                                              Cons

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                                                                                                                  Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                                                  I have been using this product exclusively for the last 15 years. Every three or four months I spray the exterior around the windows and the entire premiter/foundation of my home. I also spray indoors along the baseboards around my entire home. I will see three or four dead bugs in my home a year and rarely ever see a live bug. The product has a slight smell, but it is not overwhleming and goes away within 10 minutes. I personally prefer the spritz/spray nozzle over the pump and spray varieties, but they both give effective coverage with minimal effort.

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  The results keep me coming back and coming back again!

                                                                                                                  By RonLay

                                                                                                                  from Fort Wayne, IN.

                                                                                                                  Pros

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

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                                                                                                                      Comments about Ortho 1 Gallon Home Defense Max Insect Killer (0196710) - 4/Case:

                                                                                                                      I was introduced to this product several years ago by a Scotts employee who was working in a Home Depot store. I was confused and uncertain what product to purchase for killing ants and spiders. This gentleman took the time to explain all of the features and benefits of using this product and pointed out to me that after the product was dry, my little girls could crawl on the floor and I didn't have to worry about it harming them. I took his recommendation and bought it that day. I very seldom see ants or spiders inside my home now because it keeps working for months and months. You are the BEST Ortho Home Defense! Thank you, Ortho!

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