Ortho Home Defense Indoor & Outdoor Insect Killer 5

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Feb 28, 2002
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Pros:Ready to use, it works and it works well.

Cons:haven't found any

The Bottom Line: This is one product that really works. It out lasts anything on the market and is very inexpensive.


Bugs, they're all around us. Yuck, there has to be something on the market that will truly work, yet everything you have tried, doesn't.

Let me tell you about Ortho home defense indoor and outdoor insect killer 5. To my knowledge, this is one of the best home pest controls available on the market. Why, you ask? Because it really works!

I work in a major home improvement center and have access to all kinds of information on products that are on the market. Ortho is one of the best companies out there and they strive to keep their products safe. Not only for humans, but for birds, fish and other beneficial animals.

Home defense can be used indoors as well as out doors. This product can be used in your kitchen or any other room without fear of poisoning someone. Spray around your home, let it dry and voila, you are protected from ants, roaches, fleas, ticks and many other bugs.

You can spray around your indoor plants without fear of harming them. The main ingredient in Ortho's home defense is Bifenthrin. It is not absorbed by plant foliage and it will not translocate throughout the plant. Bifenthrin is mostly made up of materials from cottonseed, corn grain, field seed, fodder and hops. And it has been proven in a 2 year study, Bifenthrin is not a carcinogen. Being a cancer survivor myself, this is very important to me as well as my family.

How does this product work? On pests, bugs of all kinds, it interfears with the electrical impulses in nerves which over stimulates the nerve cells which causes tremors and paralysis. It also acts as a stomach poison.

I use the 1 gallon size which runs about $6.50. It comes completely mixed and has its own hose and hand sprayer attached. The nozzle can be adjusted to either a mist or to a jet stream to get to those hard to reach areas. Each application lasts up to 4 months which saves you time and lots of money. There are added, natural oils which give this product its staying or sticking around ability.

Outside use, you have to apply it a bit more often. Spray around doors and windows every 2 months to keep ants and other undesirables out. Spiders as well as other pests drop dead almost instantly after receiving a direct shot of Ortho Home defence. Wasps building those nasty nests in bad spots will not survive or come back to the nest to try and rebuild.

I have found that no matter what pest I am trying to get rid of, this product works. And it works fast and lasts longer than anything on the market. Bugs are gone and they stay gone. I spray the mats in front of every door of my home so no fleas or other pests can come in.

It is not recommended for use around fish or ponds as it is highly toxic to aquatic inhabitants. And this product is moderately toxic to many birds.

As with every pesticide, be sure to wash your hands after each use. This product also come in a small 24 ounce size container for those who have smaller areas to cover. But I found that the 1 gallon size is more economical.


Recommend this product? Yes


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