Don't wait to treat insect problems. After one of the mildest winters on record, many parts of the U.S. may be inundated with insects earlier than usual. That means to protect your home and yard ? as well as your family and pets ? you may need to treat earlier in the year than usual. Getting out and getting ahead of the problem can help prevent bigger bug problems later.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the winter of 2011-2012 was the fourth warmest on record for the Lower 48 states. Many insects hibernate during the winter, but the milder temperatures can wake them up early to search for food. Experts in a number of areas have already issued warnings about early activity of stink bugs, aphids, ticks, and other nuisance pests.
Ants, chinch bugs, and ticks (including those that may transmit Lyme disease) are just some of the bugs that you might find in your lawn early this year. Spreading Ortho® Bug-B-Gon MAX® Insect Killer for Lawns will control those and about a hundred other listed types. For easy hose-end application, use Ortho® Bug B Gon® Insect Killer for Lawns & Gardens Ready-to-Spray to control 235 different kinds of listed insects on your flowers, trees, shrubs, and lawn.
Kill ants, spiders, and cockroaches for up to 12 months indoors on nonporous surfaces with Ortho® Home Defense MAX® Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter1. Create a bug barrier by spraying the product around the outside of the foundation, window frames, and doorways.
Treating now to kill early-invading bugs will give you a head start on protecting your plants and property for the spring and summer, so you can enjoy the warm weather ahead. Be sure to follow the label directions for when, where, and how to use each product.