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 158 reviews)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (112)
  • Effective (104)
  • Quality (75)
  • Good directions (70)
  • Value (69)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (45)
  • Difficult to use (14)
  • 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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    1.0

    This product does not work

    By DelanieIrv

    from Texas

    Pros

      Cons

      • Didn't work as expected

      Best Uses

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

        I purchased this product when I purchased my home. We sprayed as directed with poor results. We have sprayed monthly for the last 3 months and this product does not seem to keep the bugs out. I would not recommend this product.

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        2.0

        The battery operated wand loses prime all the time

        By erdmmdjad

        from Manalapan Township, NJ, USA

        Pros

          Cons

          • Didn't work as expected
          • Difficult to use

          Best Uses

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

            Be prepared to struggle with this product. My recommendation is to use a product with a manual/pump sprayer

             
            1.0

            Bad packaging

            By BILLYWYN

            from GEORGIA

            Pros

              Cons

              • Didn't work as expected
              • Difficult to use

              Best Uses

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

                I have had nothing but trouble with this new style sprayer. Why did you change something that worked. I don't have time to keep trying to figure out how to fix this sprayer. I'm sitting here with a sprayer that is more than half full and won't work. I will never buy your product again, and I will go to your competators who still use manual sprayers!

                 
                1.0

                Ortho Home Defense does not work.

                By dottie

                from PA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Didn't work as expected

                  Best Uses

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

                    I have used this product form the last 2 weeks. I have sprayed all floors and carpet and furniture and bedding and still have a terrible flea infestation. I would not recommend this product

                     
                    5.0

                    Long Lasting Protection

                    By jackkra

                    from CT

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Effective
                    • No odor
                    • Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Periodically use Home Defense both inside and outside my home...via perimeter spray and indoors even around the kitchen. A residual benefit is that Home Defense has no offensive odor; but still works well in controlling ants and crawling bugs, after damp weather and rain.

                         
                        5.0

                        Nothing better available

                        By prout

                        from Sicklerville, Winslow Township, NJ, USA

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Effective
                        • value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            we have been using Home Defense for a few years and had not regrets. We spray a few times each year specially when the seasons change to keep control and keep out insects. We have recommended this product to others since it works the best.

                             
                            4.0

                            This product works well.

                            By SabraNeb

                            from Evans, GA

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Good directions
                            • Quality
                            • value

                            Cons

                            • Didn't work as expected

                            Best Uses

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

                              We like this product however it needs to last the duration that it states on the label. We tend to have to reapply sooner than what the company states.

                               
                              5.0

                              Love the convenience

                              By jcoe

                              from Indiana, USA

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use
                              • Effective
                              • Good directions

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  This product is so easy to use and has proven to very effective in controlling spiders in our basement. We spray window sills, doorways, and other points of entrance, as well as spraying the perimeter of our basement. We love the new automatic spray wand.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Bugs Don't Have a Chance With This Stuff!!!

                                  By JacquiRob

                                  from Florida

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    I have been using this since I purchased my home 2 years ago. Living in Florida, bugs are in abundance and they like to come into your home. However, since I have been using Ortho Home Defense, I go through the Summer months, free of the nuisance of those small creatures. I spray outside the entire perimeter of my house and the inside and I don't have any issues. I

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Overall, I believe this product has helped reduce the problems I was experiencing with various insects.

                                    By DoctorDave

                                    from Rocky Mount, NC

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Good directions

                                    Cons

                                    • Didn't work as expected

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I purchased an older home about a little over 1 year ago, and, after moving in, realized that the neighborhood had a serious cockroach problem. Large cockroaches were entering the home almost on a daily basis, so I began keeping a tally of how many I killed each day. After killing 21 in one month within the home, I purchased Ortho Home Defense at the recommendation of my neighbor. I began to see a gradual decrease over the next few months. I've been in the home now for just over 1 year, and still kill about 10 during the course of a month. Even though I spray the entire exterior perimeter of my home at least once per month, the cockroaches continue to find their way in.

                                       
                                      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

                                                Easy and Cost Effective

                                                By DixieMaddog

                                                from LaGrange, GA, USA

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to use
                                                • Effective
                                                • value

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    I do this myself and save boucoup bucks! I'm skeptical about the exterminator "Pros" that want to bill me monthly.

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Excellent product!! Highly recommended!

                                                    By Barlow

                                                    from Johnson City, TN, 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 have tried other products before, but I have been using this product exclusively for for the past couple years. I usually spray in the evening every couple months. Every time I spray, the next morning there are dead bugs all around where I sprayed. It keeps them out for several weeks at a time. I'm always amazed at how many bugs it kills in the first couple days after spraying. I live in northeast Tennessee, and there are lots of bugs in the warm months. That's not a problem with Ortho Home Defense. It keeps the bugs outdoors where they belong! I really like the easy spray wand. It makes spraying quick and painless. There are no unpleasant odors or staining with this product. In my opinion, it works as well as professional pest control.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        very good product

                                                        By Winger861

                                                        from Graham, NC, 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 bought this from Lowes in Mebane,North Carolina and i sprasyed inside my house and outside around the foundation and i have not had any more problems with the insects

                                                             
                                                            3.0

                                                            It didn't work as well as it has in years past

                                                            By AlexisHar

                                                            from Undisclosed

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy to use

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                              I'm a little leary to say that I would recommend this again. It worked well for me last year but this year has been a different story. I almost feel like the bugs are more attracted to it than repelled by it. We'll see what Fall brings and my new house where I will try it.

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              ORTHO HOME DEFENSE

                                                              By JREPO

                                                              from North Kingstown, RI

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy to use
                                                              • Effective

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                  THIS PRODUCT IS VERY GOOD. I USE IT OUTDOORS AND INDOORS AS WELL JUST IN CASE BUGS COME UP THROUGH MY HEATING VENTS IN MY MANUFACTURED/MOBILE HOME.

                                                                   
                                                                  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

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                                                                                                                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.

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