In this Ortho Home Defense Max review, we will take a look at a great solution for your home’s insect issues. One of the most annoying problems that a home can have is insect infestation. The problem is, there are many different kinds of insects that are too hard to deal with individually. That’s exactly why Ortho Home Defense Max is very handy and useful – it is able to combat more than 130 kinds of insects. It is pretty powerful and effective.
To Kill and To Repel
Ortho Home Defense Max is able to kill insects that get in contact with it. This insecticide is also able to keep those nasty insects at bay. It uses two active ingredients, which are bifenthrin 0.05% and zeta-cypermethrin 0.0125%. The combination is effective for targeting various kinds of insects, including the most common problems such as ants, cockroaches, fleas, earwigs, millipedes, spiders, ticks, and centipedes.
However, the power of Ortho Home Defense Max seems to vary on different kinds of insects. In general, it is more powerful for dealing with the smaller insects and less powerful for the bigger ones. Still, in most cases, it is able to repel them so that they don’t get into your personal space.
For Indoors and Outdoors
Ortho Home Defense Max is suitable for indoor places such as your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen as well as outdoor places such as your home’s perimeter, patios, and decks. However, note that it needs to be applied on a dry area. It takes about 24 hours to dry properly; during this duration, it should be protected and undisturbed. Once it has dried though, it can last for a long while.
According to the manufacturer, Ortho Home Defense Max can last for about 12 months if left undisturbed. That’s quite impressive. However, you are encouraged to repeat the application whenever necessary, especially if the treatment gets exposed to water or rain.
One of the most common questions regarding Ortho Home Defense Max is whether it is safe for kids and pets. The manufacturer claims that it is safe if used according to the label. It should not be touched if it hasn’t dried yet, so you should keep your kids and pets away from the treatment while it is still drying. Once it has dried, the area is safe for kids and pets.
In most cases, it is best to leave the treatment to dry for about 24 hours. There are some factors and conditions that may hasten the drying process, though. You can try to touch it with a finger to see if it has dried yet. Always make sure that you wash your hands after using or touching Ortho Home Defense Max.
Ortho Home Defense Max: Product Details
– Bifenthrin: .05%
– Zeta-Cypermethrin: .0125%
– Ants, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Fleas, Millipedes, Scorpions, Silverfish, Spiders, Ticks and others *(see the label for a complete list)
For use in:
– Residential (Indoors & Outdoors), Family Rooms, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Pantries, Garages, Basements, Attics, Closets, Storage Areas, Perimeter Foundations, Doors and Windows, Patios and Decks
– Hold sprayer 12 inches from the surface
– Apply a 4” band along the interior or 12” band along the exterior perimeter of the home
– Spray until slightly wet, without soaking
– Yes, if used as directed on label
– An extended reach wand with multiple spray settings
– Dries fast
– 10.36 lbs
Ortho Home Defense Max Review: Pros
• Quite powerful and effective for killing insects
• Suitable for various kinds of insects
• Has repelling power
• Very long-lasting
• Safe for kids and pets after 24 hours
If you are looking for an all-in-one solution for your home’s insect issues, Ortho Home Defense Max is a great solution. It is effective for dealing with various kinds of insects. The durability is excellent. It is suitable for indoors and outdoors. It takes pretty long to dry, but it is safe for kids and pets once it has dried.