- Kills ants (including fire ants and carpenter ants) on contact
- Provides long-lasting residual repellency up to 8 months
- Can be used indoors and outdoors
- Waterproof, so it won’t wash away in rain
- Also kills boxelder bugs, cockroaches, crickets, firebrats, spiders, ticks, wasps and silverfish
worked but one fatul flaw…
5 stars for effective ant killing
1 star for stinging the eyes when gotten in eyes
im a smart liberal
I guess I just assumed that this crap would dissolve but it just doesn’t. It just sits on top of your window sills and around your doors as an ugly white powder. The wind blew some of the dust from around my front door onto my door mat, which then ruined my doormat.
I don’t care if this crap works or not if it creates more problems than it solves!
This product kill ants instantly
I am not sure liquid TERRO really kills the queen, because ants were coming back with more numbers. However the power does kill them, instantly, and other insects too. The minute when all ants were dead, I noticed a spider came from nowhere tried to grab the food, it couldn’t reach them because the powder was too toxic for its kind.
Didn’t work at all for us
The only thing that finally worked was vinegar. Way cheaper and safer too.
This Stuff Is Amazing
Wear a Mask
Did not work for me
I would have given it 5 stars had it not taken 17long days to be delivered.
Draw a line in the sand.
I sprinkled this stuff along the perimeter of my garage and sunroom (outside, of course) and watched as the ants would literally walk up to it and then turn right around. They wouldn’t even attempt to step onto it, much less to cross it.
wow! It just plain worked and fast, too
an effective weapon in the arsenal…
After spreading the dust under bricks and various rocks where ants are nesting and egg cases are present, I found that there were no live ants in the area the next day. When dust was sprayed into cracks in rock walls and sidewalks where ants were present, once again, no ants a day later. The dust will keep them out of the area for a while, although how long depends on things like the weather. The powder isn’t quite `waterproof’ as cIaimed, but it does resist watering or rain washing it away. You may need to reapply occasionally.
The thing about ants is that they are resourceful, determined, and relentless. Unless the ants are killed, they almost never give up. When this ant dust prevents them from taking a particular path, the ants will take an alternate route, if one is available. Be prepared to either spread more dust, or kill the ants. Unless they have no other options, they will probably keep coming.
Of course, you always want to use this product in a safe and approved manner. Do not apply it anywhere near where food is prepared, or where there is any possibility that children or pets might be exposed to it. I only use it outdoors, and recommend wearing a surgical mask and safety glasses when applying, especially when there is wind. Shaking the dust from the container works fine for some applications, but with the one pound can, you may not have a lot of control. Applying the dust into a tiny hole or crack could be a problem.
The dust is very fine, and can be applied as a spray, but the trick is that you will need to come up with a suitable spray container. An empty nasal spray bottle, works well for me. Enlarge the opening in the nozzle, and with a little practice, you should be able to apply the dust into nooks and cracks. The dust isn’t always easy to apply evenly, so I use an old toothbrush to spread it around when necessary.
This dust probably won’t wipe out the colony, but could be an effective tool for helping to control ants. Ant colonies are generally sensitive to any kind of attack, and often will withdraw when they experience losses of life. Good luck! 🙂
My Terro cheer…Let’s hear it for Terro, Terro, TERRO!!!!
I like Terro ant killer enough to cheer about it!
Kills… Bugs… Dead
This meant war.
After doing my research, I decided to buy the Terro Ant Dust. It was the cheapest, and had high marks from my fellow Amazonians.
This stuff works. I sprinkled it on the dirt ant hill, and watched the ants go crazy and die. To speed things up, I poked their colony with a stick. This made hundreds of them pile out of their ant hill and walk all over the white powder.
I’m not sure how Terro Ant Dust works. It doesn’t look like the ants eat the stuff. But, die they do.
CAUTION: Every single time I applied the Ant Dust, I took care to not get it on my hands, eyes, or to breath it in. Still, I felt sick after each application. Next time, I guess I’ll wear a haz-mat suit so that I avoid all contact with the Ant Dust.
UPDATE: After 24 hours, most of the ant hills are without activity. BUT – new ones have popped up. Huge ones. These ants are active. I hit the new ant hills with more Terro. Next step – Spray the entire yard with indiscriminate bug killer. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do!
Works – recommended
One warning, this product is waterproof. I went heavy on the application and that was a mistake – go light! – it will kill them! I have some caked powder around my door that I have to clean up, but had I applied lighter, would not really be an issue. This stuff works. I bought it through Amazon and it arrived within a week. Recommend.
The only reason I’m not giving this a 5 is that it will not go away once applied, but as mentioned above I went heavy with the application – go light, and it will not be a problem. Worthy of 5 stars for those who follow directions better than I.
Does what it says: kills ants
Does what it says KILLS ants.
It works !
The majority of them were gone the day after I first put it out.
This has saved me a lot of money
Kills Ground Hornets
Delta dust has a long life on the ground as it is water proof so kills bugs for months.
My problem is that in this summer drought (2011), wasps (hornets are of the same family) and other bugs / pests are drawn to our yard here in the country. I have to spray new nests as they pop up.
Cons: Can be hard to find. I finally found some at a local hardware store for about 7 bucks (canister with sprinkler/pour spout). The duster was found at a local seed and feed store. It was about 10 bucks.
WOW! What is this stuff??
Didn’t seem to kill any ants.
worked great on large ant colonies
KILL! KILL!! KILL!!!!!!!!
It’s quite easy to use: just shake it out of the canister directly onto the ant hill. If you can use a salt shaker to apply salt to your french fries, you have the ability to use Terro Ant Killer Dust.
Ease of use is nice, but it would be nothing if the product wasn’t effective… and that’s where this stuff truly shines. All those dozens of little ant hills dotting my lawn, all those countless, busy little brown pests carrying food back to their colonies — GONE, ERADICATED, ANNIHILATED — THE VERY NEXT DAY!
I am not at all wild about the vivid dots of bright white dust remaining on my lawn where I applied this, but it’s preferable to the proliferating ant hills. The white dots are fading over time, and hopefully some effectiveness remains after they disappear. Next time I’ll try to use less on each ant hill to see if I can minimize the appearance issues.