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Plant Based Insecticide Aerosol for Ants and Roaches

Maggie's Farm Simply Effective Ant & Roach Killer


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14 oz plant oil-based pest control earth-friendly aerosol spray, 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 offering a more natural roach killer and ant killer in one easy to use product.
  • Non-staining
  • Water-based formula with a pleasant cinnamon spice scent, leaving no oily, harmful residues
  • Natural cinnamon spice scent
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Contains no Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are harmful to the ozone layer
  • Comes in a 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 insect, 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, butyle 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 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.

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

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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 Patterson

It worked great

I had never used it before, but it worked great!


I love it!

I love that this product is safe to use around my pets, I have 2 pups under 5 lbs and a big old kitty and they are very close to the ground, so it's good to know that they are safe when we are trying to get rid of the creepy crawlers. I used it once in our kitchen and entryway, and haven't seen one bug since. We get the big cockroaches , especially with the rains, and I haven't seen one since I use the Maggie's Farm Products.

Cassandra G.