- 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
- 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
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
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: How long will it take for the fragrance from Maggie’s Farm indoor spray products to dissipate inside my home?
A. The fragrance comes from the natural plant oils used in the ingredients, which are inherently fragrant. The fragrance is not harmful and generally dissipates shortly after product use. However, the "longevity" of the fragrance is a function of several factors, including: how much product was used, where the product was used, if the product was applied to any absorbent surfaces (e.g., carpet, upholstery, etc.), the relative humidity in the area sprayed, the amount of air circulation in the area sprayed, etc.If you find that the fragrance is too strong and/or lingers too long, there are several things you can do to minimize it (Click Here)
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: www.epa.gov/minimum-risk-pesticides).
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. The natural repellency of our plant oils will also help to keep insects away for a short period of time after applying. We have seen residual effectiveness with Ant & Roach Killer in the laboratory for two weeks.
A 5 Star product
This spray is effective for ants and smell isn’t overwhelming! Baits work well for killing off the colony but this spray is an easy go to when you don’t have the energy to do that or to use after the bait to get the stragglers.
This spray kills the ants on contact. There is no harsh smell. I would buy this spray again.
Very good. Have bought it many times.
We have bought this product many times over the years and use it frequently at home. Especially during those times in the year when we have doors and windows open due to the good weather. We like the natural nature of the product and thus feel safe using it indoors. It kills ants on the spot and leaves a peppermint scent to hinder other ants finding the marked way (ant street).
This stuff works great. Glad to have tried it