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Jun. 14, 2014 @ 11:19p
posted: Jun. 14, 2014 @ 11:18p
I use this stuff every year and swear by it. This year, I bought it when it was on sale at this price but forgot to apply it. I had ants everywhere. After two weeks of attacking the ants with Torro ant killer (which is a great product btw). I finally made time to go around the outter and inner permiter of my home with the Ortho home defense and I havent seen an ant since. Also sprayed it around our outdoor furniture. Had a black widow problem and now their all gone.
Id easily pay 20 dollars for this stuff. Cant believe its only 5 bucks. The battery operated sprayer itself is worth more than 5 dollars.
Good deal , in for 2 or 3 . ConanTheSavage;18534811 said:
Id easily pay 20 dollars for this stuff. Cant believe its only 5 bucks. The battery operated sprayer itself is worth more than 5 dollars. Btw , this is not the version with the battery operated sprayer , this only has a typical finger trigger sprayer .
stereo55 said: Good deal , in for 2 or 3 . ConanTheSavage;18534811 said:
Id easily pay 20 dollars for this stuff. Cant believe its only 5 bucks. The battery operated sprayer itself is worth more than 5 dollars. Btw , this is not the version with the battery operated sprayer , this only has a typical finger trigger sprayer . Yup, I hope ConanTheSavage kept the sprayer from last time so he can just refill it from these.
Good stuff, if I remember to spray the outside perimeter in the spring then I won't have ants all year.
1/2 a ounce to 1 gallon makes a stronger solution than the store stuff but at a lower cost. So it can make 64gallons for less than $30.
If you have a very small place and not much pest problem then the store stiff like the OP posted will work fine. But I have a decent size yard so its not feasible to use the store stuff as it cost to much and to weak to last for my needs.
Thank you, Marlin1975. I was actually wondering if the same stuff could be bought in an inexpensive concentrate.
Ortho Home Defense Max is .05% bifenthrin. The linked concentrate is 25.1% bifenthrin -- 500x as strong. That's equivalent to 125 gallons of Ortho Home Defense Max.
I use less than a gallon per year. Assuming the other ingredients in the Ortho product are completely meaningless (any thoughts on that?), I could buy this once, apply twice as often, and leave the rest in my will. LOL! It would be more than a double lifetime supply for me unless medical science makes some seriously unexpected strides or I buy a much bigger house with a much worse pest problem. The only problem would be a sprayer for applying it. Decent ones are expensive, but I bet I could get 5-10 years out of the ones that Ortho includes. I just have to keep them in the shed instead of letting them rot out in the sunlight.
BudmanTom said: OOrochiimaru said: I spray this crap directly in the ant, and watch them run around like normal. Now I have ants everywhere. Work on other bug thiugh
Sounds like you may have been over exposed to this stuff Anyone else have problems with the tolerance issue? I once swore by this stuff, but I've moved on to dinotefuran (in HotShot ultraClear Roach and Ant Gel Bait) which works awesome for me (for now, anyways).
BudmanTom said: Great deal on both products but I'm not sure Bifen XTS should be used inside(?). The XTS is a oil base so no its best for outdoors or places where a smell for a little time is ok. There is a pure water base that can be used inside and does not smell like the stronger one. Its also at Amazon.
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