Top 10 Lawn Insect Killers
for January 2022

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Ortho BugClear Lawn Insect Killer - Kills Ants, Ticks, Sod Webworms, Fleas and Spiders in Your Yard, Fast-Acting, Kills By Contact Above and Below the Ground, 20 lb.

Ortho BugClear Lawn Insect Killer

Kills Ants, Ticks, Sod Webworms, Fleas and Spiders in Your Yard, Fast-Acting, Kills By Contact Above and Below the Ground, 20 lb.

by Ortho
What We like

Provides up to 20,000 sq. ft. of coverage

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Product Features

  • Apply using a Scotts Drop, SpeedyGreen, or EdgeGuard spreader, then water in
  • Use on lawns, around a home's perimeter, and on ornamentals, in vegetable gardens (on listed vegetables) & flower beds
  • Fast-acting, kills above and below the ground, and creates a barrier to keep bugs from coming inside (refer to packaging for complete list)
  • Kill all listed bugs, including ants, ticks, sod webworms, fleas & spiders, with Ortho BugClear Lawn Insect Killer

Apply using a scotts drop, speedygreen, or edgeguard spreader, then water in Fast-acting, kills above and below the ground, and creates a barrier to keep bugs from coming inside (refer to packaging for complete list) Use on lawns, around a home's perimeter, and on ornamentals, in vegetable gardens (on listed vegetables) & flower beds Kill all listed bugs, including ants, ticks, sod webworms, fleas & spiders, with Ortho bugclear lawn insect killer

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Spectracide HG-96744 Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns, 40 Oz

Spectracide HG-96744 Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns

40 Oz

by United Industries
What We like

CONCENTRATE FORMULA: Available as a dilutable concentrate for mixing with water and as a ready-to-spray QuickFlip spray concentrate that attaches directly to your garden hose.

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Product Features

  • OUTDOOR USE: Protects lawns, vegetables, fruit and nut trees, roses, flowers, trees and shrubs.
  • MONEY-BACK : results or your money back see product label for details.
  • NON-STAINING: Non-staining to most home siding depending on age and cleanliness see product label for details.

Money-back : results or your money back see product label for details. Non-staining: non-staining to most home siding depending on age and cleanliness see product label for details. Outdoor use: protects lawns, vegetables, fruit and nut trees, roses, flowers, trees and shrubs.

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Spectracide 1-Gallon Acer Plus Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns and Landscapes Concentrate, Brown/A (96203)

Spectracide 1-Gallon Acer Plus Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns and Landscapes Concentrate

Brown/A (96203)

by Spectracide
What We like

LONG-LASTING FORMULA: Provides up to 2 months of control of nuisance pests

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Product Features

  • CONCENTRATE FORMULA: Mix with water see product label for mixing rates
  • ACRE PLUS: Covers up to 64,000 square feet of lawn
  • FAST-ACTING FORMULA: Protects lawns, vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs

Fast-acting formula: protects lawns, vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs Concentrate formula: mix with water see product label for mixing rates Acre plus: covers up to 64,000 square feet of lawn

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Ortho 0174810 Home Defense Insect Killer for Lawn & Landscape Concentrate-Treats up to 5,300 sq. ft, for Ants, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas & Spiders, Starts Working Within Minutes, 32 oz

Ortho 0174810 Home Defense Insect Killer for Lawn & Landscape Concentrate-Treats up to 5

300 sq. ft, for Ants, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas & Spiders, Starts Working Within Minutes, 32 oz

by SCOTTS ORTHO ROUNDUP
What We like

GREAT FOR LARGE AREAS: One bottle treats up to 5,300 sq. ft. --just use your Ortho Dial N' Spray or apply with a tank sprayer; people and pets may re-enter after the treated area has dried

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Product Features

  • Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer for Lawn & Landscape Concentrate kills 235 listed insects, including ants, ticks, mosquitoes, fleas & spiders outside before they come inside, creating a bug barrier to keep them out
  • KILL OUTDOOR INSECTS: Starts working within minutes to kill listed outdoor bugs, so those insects won't come inside your home; use on lawns, around home perimeter, ornamentals, flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables and fruit trees
  • KEEP BUGS OUT: Create a barrier that keeps insects from coming inside your house (see product label for complete lists of pests)
  • LONG-LASTING CONTROL: This insect spray keeps on killing ants, spiders (excluding black widow), and American dog ticks for 3 months

Kill outdoor insects: starts working within minutes to kill listed outdoor bugs, so those insects won't come inside your home; use on lawns, around home perimeter, ornamentals, flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables and fruit trees Long-lasting control: this insect spray keeps on killing ants, spiders (excluding black widow), and american dog ticks for 3 months Keep bugs out: create a barrier that keeps insects from coming inside your house (see product label for complete lists of pests) Ortho home defense insect killer for lawn & landscape concentrate kills 235 listed insects, including ants, ticks, mosquitoes, fleas & spiders outside before they come inside, creating a bug barrier to keep them out

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Black Flag Extreme Lawn Insect Killer + Fungus Control, 32 oz Ready-to-Spray

Black Flag Extreme Lawn Insect Killer + Fungus Control

32 oz Ready-to-Spray

by Central Garden Distribution
What We like

QUICKFLIP SPRAYER: Just connect to your garden hose; activate spray with the flip of a switch.

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Product Features

  • USE OUTDOORS: Spray on lawns for best control, treat every two weeks.
  • RAINPROOF: Cant be washed off by rain or sprinklers once dried.

Rainproof: cant be washed off by rain or sprinklers once dried. Use outdoors: spray on lawns for best control, treat every two weeks.

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Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer For Lawns & Landscapes, Ready-to-Use, 1-Gallon

Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer For Lawns & Landscapes

Ready-to-Use, 1-Gallon

by United Industries
What We like

Ready to use: ideal for spot treatment

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Product Features

  • Long-lasting formula: protects lawns, vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs
  • WonT harm plants: use in landscaping as listed wont harm plants when used as directed

Long-lasting formula: protects lawns, vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs Wont harm plants: use in landscaping as listed wont harm plants when used as directed

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Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer For Lawns Granules, 10-Pound, 4-Pack

Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer For Lawns Granules

10-Pound, 4-Pack

What We like

GRANULAR FORMULA: Distribute granules uniformly around the treatment area; water in lightly immediately after application.

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Product Features

  • CONTROLS GRUBS: Treat any time between late July and early October.
  • KILLS MORE THAN 100 INSECT TYPES: Kills insects above and below ground, including ants (excluding harvester and pharaoh ants), crickets, armyworms, cutworms, grubs, ticks and others as listed.
  • KILLS LAWN INSECTS: Use outdoors on lawns and as a band treatment around your house foundation.

Controls grubs: treat any time between late july and early october. Kills lawn insects: use outdoors on lawns and as a band treatment around your house foundation. Kills more than 100 insect types: kills insects above and below ground, including ants (excluding harvester and pharaoh ants), crickets, armyworms, cutworms, grubs, ticks and others as listed.

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Amdro 100525725 Quick Kill Lawn Insect Killer Granules, Clear

Amdro 100525725 Quick Kill Lawn Insect Killer Granules

Clear

by CENTRAL Garden & Pet
What We like

Kills lawn-damaging insects like grubs and Mole crickets below the surface.

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EcoLogic 511099 Hg-Lawn & Yd Insect Killer, Concentrate, Ready-to-Spray, 32 Oz

Eco-Logic EcoLogic 511099 Hg-Lawn & Yd Insect Killer

Concentrate, Ready-to-Spray, 32 Oz

by EcoLogic
What We like

Ready-to-spray concentrate means no mixing required

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Product Features

  • Treats up to 5,000 sq.Ft. On lawns, landscaping, pet and backyard play areas
  • Made with naturally-derived botanical oil of Lemongrass
  • Kills ants, crickets, fleas and other listed insects
  • Safe to use around children and pets

Treats up to 5,000 sq.ft. on lawns, landscaping, pet and backyard play areas Kills ants, crickets, fleas and other listed insects Made with naturally-derived botanical oil of lemongrass Safe to use around children and pets

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Black Flag Extreme Lawn Insect Killer + Fungus Control Granules, 10-Pound

Black Flag Extreme Lawn Insect Killer + Fungus Control Granules

10-Pound

by Black Flag
What We like

GRANULAR FORMULA: Apply outdoors on lawns with a broadcast spreader.

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Product Features

  • DUAL-ACTION FORMULA: Kills harmful insects and prevents and kills all major listed fungi and the lawn diseases they cause.
  • FUNGUS CONTROL: Prevents and kills brown patch, rust, powdery mildew and other listed lawn fungi.

Dual-action formula: kills harmful insects and prevents and kills all major listed fungi and the lawn diseases they cause. Fungus control: prevents and kills brown patch, rust, powdery mildew and other listed lawn fungi.

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