- 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, leaves no harmful residues
- Water-based formula does not leave behind messy, oily residues that must be cleaned up
- 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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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.
Q. Does Maggie’s Farm Ant & Roach Killer leave behind an oily residue that needs to be wiped up after spraying?
A. No, our indoor spray products are water-based, not oil-based, so they do not leave behind a messy oily residue that must be wiped up after spraying. Our water based sprays will not cause hard floor surfaces like hardwood and tile floors to become slippery like an oil-based spray. Oil based sprays can also cause staining issues on soft surfaces like fabrics, upholstery, rugs, carpet, and leather.
Worked for me
Worked for me. It's still recommended you use bait stations for actual population control.
I used this to spray on outside ants. I had to do each area twice, but there have been no return of ants. It smells nice, and I really like that it is not harmful to pets or plants. I am going to use this in other areas as well.
I love this product! It kills ants on contact, and doesn’t harm my marble or limestone countertops. And it smells so good, I don’t mind spraying it around in the kitchen. So much better than the best selling ant and roach sprays!
This is a great product, it smells great and does an awesome job on the pests even fleas and it won't hurt my fur babies. Keep up the great work.