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Plant Based Insecticide Aerosol for Ants and Roaches

Maggie's Farm Simply Effective Ant & Roach Killer

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A 14 oz plant oil-based crawling insect control aerosol, specially formulated to be lethal to ants, roaches, and other crawling insects.

  • Contact kill and residual repellency for the most common household pests including ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, firebrats, fleas, pillbugs, silverfish, spiders, ticks and other crawling insects
  • Safe for use around children and pets when used as directed
  • Uses natural plant oils as the active ingredients
  • Non-staining
  • Water-based formula with a pleasant cinnamon spice scent, leaving no oily or harmful residues
  • Natural cinnamon spice scent
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Contains no Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are harmful to the ozone layer
  • Recyclable container
  • This product is classified as a minimum-risk pesticide under EPA FIFRA 25(b)

Active Ingredients: Thyme oil, Rosemary oil, Cinnamon oil

Inert ingredients: Water, Isopropyl alcohol, White mineral oil, Wintergreen oil, Polyglyceryl oleate, Butyl lactate, Triethyl citrate, Nitrogen

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Always read label directions and precautions prior to use. Shake well before use and periodically during use. This product can be used indoors and outdoors. For optimal spraying, rotate the spray nozzle to point in the same direction as the red dot located on the top rim of the can. Point spray nozzle away from face and press button firmly to spray, holding the can upright. Do not use this product in the same area where you have used a Maggie’s Farm insect bait. Baits work by the insect eating them. This product is a contact killer and repellent so you want to be sure not to repel insects from an area where you put down bait.

Crawling Insect Treatment: To kill ants, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, firebrats, fleas, pill bugs, silverfish, spiders, ticks and other crawling pests, spray product to contact as many insects as possible. To help stop ants and other pests from coming inside, spray all entry points you find, and possible entry areas such as cracks and gaps around window and door frames, around the foundation, and around pipes and wires that come into the building. Repeat as necessary.

Bed Bug Treatment: To kill bed bugs, spray as a spot treatment to sleeping areas in cracks around baseboards, floorboards, doors and window frames. Apply as a surface spray to carpets, floor coverings and rugs around sleeping areas. Spray until wet but not soaking. To treat beds, remove bedding and wash and dry in high heat. Make spot treatments in cracks and crevices on bed frame, headboard and footboard. Apply to tufts, seams and edges of mattresses and box springs only. Do not apply to entire surface of mattress or box springs. If the product scent is objectionable do not apply to the mattress, as it may take a few days to dissipate. Allow the spray to dry before using the mattress. For persistent infestations consult a pest control professional.


Q. Why does your formula have three botanical oils in the active ingredient?  I have seen other botanical aerosols with just one plant oil listed.

A. Our research and testing has shown that various plant oils work better on certain groups of insects. We wanted our Maggie’s Farm Ant & Roach Killer to be effective on a wide variety of crawling insects, not just ants and roaches, so we utilize several plant oils as the active ingredient for that reason.  Additionally, we have found the combination of certain plant oils in specific ratios provides a “synergistic effect” that enhances the overall efficacy of the product.

Q. What are polyglycerol oleate, butyl lactate and triethyl citrate listed in the inert ingredient section of the product label?

A. These ingredients are used as emulsifiers to help the oil and water in the formula to mix together well when the can is shaken to get an even, uniform mixture that is needed for product performance.  Without these ingredients, the oil and water would remain separated (oil floats, water sinks), which compromises the effectiveness of the product. These ingredients are on the US EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide Program approved list of ingredients.

Q. How do you apply this product for ant control?

A. Trying to control ants in your home can be a challenge if you do not have the right ant spray, our formula works best if you can apply the ant spray to the entry points, around the perimeter of the home and also directly on the ants and their trails. To help with killing existing ants in your home, use our ant bait gel.

Maggie’s Farm Ant & Roach Killer is classified by the US EPA as a minimum-risk pesticide (see link: 

Q. The Ant & Roach Killer was effective on the bugs sprayed, but will it keep them from coming back?

A. The Ant & Roach Killer is designed to kill fast. It does not persist in the environment for months like synthetic chemicals can. This residue of synthetic chemicals increases your family's potential exposure to these chemicals. However because of the natural repellency of our plant oils on insects, you can expect them to stay away until the fragrance completely dissipates. We have seen residual effectiveness with Ant & Roach Killer in the laboratory for two weeks.


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Best Safe Ant killer

Not as strong as the standard poisons, but also completely harmless to humans. The active ingredients are Thyme Rosemary and Cinnamon. Keeps the ants away eventually, and you never have to fear you are using too much

Teed R.
United States United States

I love it!!!

This product has saved my life. The ants took over my kitchen one day. I had plans to do a great deal of cake baking. I was lost as to how I would handle the situation. I needed to start baking immediately. So, I went to the store. I knew that I could not cook if I used R@id. I saw Maggie's Farm on the next shelf over, I Brought it home. I tried it and *BAM*!!! It worked better than anything I could have ever imagined. I have found the best pest control ever. All of my siblings are now using it. I have introduced it to most of the people in my sphere of influence. AWESOME!!! B.C. Morton (Thomas)

Bennithea M.
United States United States

Great product

It the best out there. It gets the ants and they do not come back. Being extremely safe for people and pets, I will only use this product.

Peter J.
United States United States

We love these products!

These products keep bugs out of our home, away from our pool and out of our flowers. We live in a rural farm area and bugs are a constant issue. I love that Maggie's Farm is both safe and very effective.

Helena P.