Bayer Complete Insect Killer Granules

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Bayer Complete Insect Killer Granules2019-11-21T14:41:48-06:00
Bayer Complete Insect Killer
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10 LB bag ~ Covers 5,000 SQ FT

Kill above and below-ground insects

On a personal note:  I use Bayer Complete Insect Killer Granules and am very pleased with the results I have had. This product does not kill moles, but it gets rid of their food source and so the moles leave!

The only product that combines two targeted chemicals in one granule to achieve true maximum protection from insects that attack from above the ground and the ones that attack from below.

  • Fast acting formula works 2 ways for powerful insect control
  • Kills insects both above & below ground
  • Long lasting – up to 90-day subsurface insect protection

How It Works:

  • Unique two-way blend of insecticides controls current insect pest problems & prevents infestations for up to 90 days
  • Residual component is actually taken into the plant
  • Rain or water cannot wash off this internal protection
  • Insects are killed when they come into contact with the product or when they attempt to eat the plant


Annual Bluegrass weevil
Black turfgrass Ataenius
Chinch bugs
Digger wasps (Cicada killer)

European crane fly larvae
Fire ants
Mole crickets

Sod webworms (lawn moths)
Ticks (including deer ticks)
White grubs
Asiatic garden beetle larvae
Black turfgrass ataenius larvae
Chafers larvae
Japanese beetle larvae
May or June beetle larvae
Oriental beetle larvae

*This product will kill workers and winged reproductive forms of termites that enter into the treated areas.  Use of this type of product to kill termites should not be considered a substitute for soil treatment of subterranean termites done by a professional pest control operator.

Where To Use:

Lawns, ground covers, flowers, trees & shrubs, along building foundations

When To Use:

When insects or damage first appear
Grubs – May through July

For Best Results:

  • Water in thoroughly after applying.
  • Do not mow until the granules are thoroughly watered in.
  • To prevent pest damage, apply this product early–when pests are still young and easier to kill.
  • For control of European crane fly larvae apply 3 lbs per 1,000 sq ft. Also, for improved and extended protection against all pests, apply at the high rate of 3 lbs per 1,000 sq ft.


Ants, Centipedes, Cockroaches , crickets, Digger Wasps, Earwigs, Millipedes, Pillbugs, Scorpions, Sowbugs, Spiders, Termites*

1/4 to 1/2 cup per 45 to 50 ft. (2 to 3 ft. band)2 to 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.


Around the House:
To keep these pests away from your home, apply granules in a band 2 to 3 feet wide around and up to the building. TIP: A hand-held spreader makes this easy. For Ant Mounds or Wasp Burrows:
Sprinkle 1 to 2 teaspoons of granules over the ant mound or wasp burrow. Treat wasps at night, after they are back in their nest.


Annual Bluegrass weevil (hyperodes weevil), Ants, Armyworms, Billbugs, Black Turfgrass Ataenius, Chiggers, Chinch Bugs, Cutworms, European crane fly larvae, Fleas, Grasshoppers, Leafhoppers, Mealybugs, Mole Crickets, Mosquitoes, Sod Webworms (lawn moths), Ticks (including deer ticks), White Grubs (including larvae of Asiatic Garden Beetle, Black Turfgrass Ataenius, Chafers, Japanese Beetle, May or June Beetle,and Oriental Beetle)

TIP: For best control of white grubs, mole crickets, and European crane flies apply just before egg hatch. Contact your County Extension Agent for the ideal dates to apply in your area.

Fire Ants

2 to 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.Adjust your spreader to the proper setting. See the spreader setting table on the back panel of the bag.

Fire Ants: 1/4 cup per mound


Use rotary or drop type spreaders to apply granules evenly over the lawn, flower beds, ground covers, and around trees/shrubs. To be sure you cover lawn areas uniformly, first treat the border of the lawn then fill in the center making parallel passes, walking at a steady pace to ensure even distribution of the granules.Water thoroughly within a day after applying.

Fire Ant Mounds:
Sprinkle evenly over mound. Treat new mounds as they appear.

imidacloprid: 0.15%; B-Cyfluthrin: 0.05%

Keep all chemicals out of the reach of children and pets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What spreader setting should I use to apply Bayer Complete Insect Killer?2019-09-21T11:07:02-05:00

Unfortunately, Bayer cannot possibly capture all settings of every spreader that is currently or has been manufactured in the past. The most important thing is to apply the proper amount of product over your measured target area. If your spreader is not listed on the label, we recommend that you measure the recommended amount of product into your spreader, select a low setting, and apply evenly over the measured area until the spreader is empty. You may need to go over the area more than once, however using a low setting will ensure that you won’t run out of product before you’ve covered the area.

How do I apply Bayer Complete Insect Killer Granules to control European crane fly larvae?2019-09-21T11:05:02-05:00

For effective control of European crane fly larvae, apply Bayer Complete Insect Killer Granules at a rate of 2 to 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

How do I apply Bayer Complete Insect Killer Granules to control white grubs?2019-09-21T11:03:49-05:00

For effective control of white grubs (including larvae of Asiatic Garden Beetle, Black Turfgrass Ataenius, Chafers, Japanese Beetle, May or June Beetle,and Oriental Beetle) , apply Bayer Complete Insect Killer Granules at a rate of 2 to 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

Use a rotary or drop type spreader to ensure granules are applied evenly over the lawn. Begin by adjusting your spreader to the proper setting according to the spreader setting table on the back panel of the bag. If your spreader is not listed on the bag, refer to the question about spreader settings.

To be sure you cover lawn areas uniformly, first treat the border of the lawn then fill in the center by making parallel passes, walking at a steady pace to ensure even distribution of the granules. Water the treated area thoroughly within a day after applying.

Does this product affect our very pretty grass?2019-09-21T10:59:50-05:00

The Bayer Complete Insect Granules will not affect the grass to which it is applied.  It only reacts to the insects listed above ground and below ground.  Thanks for asking.

How long should I wait to reseed damaged area after Bayer Complete Insect application?2019-09-21T10:58:51-05:00

I re-read the label yet I didn’t see anything about a time frame to wait after applying this insecticide before re-seeding.  Usually that is the case when a weed killer is applied.  The label does not address that issue.  Please contact Bayer for an answer to that question.

Will this product also kill the hookworms in my dog’s feces when he poops in my yard?2019-09-21T10:56:55-05:00

I have just gotten off the phone with Bayer and asked this question of them.  They cannot recommend this product to get rid of hookworms.  However, I do want to encourage you to not wash them into the soil because they are still going to be a problem if your dog goes to that spot.  You really need to bag the feces and dispose of them.

My triple wormer is an excellent product to get rid of hooksworms along with round & tapeworms.  You can find it here:

What impact does this pesticide have on ocean fish and coral reefs?2019-09-21T10:53:21-05:00

I wouldn’t use any chemical that runs off into a bay or ocean.

I planted turnip, radish and korobe seeds and when I spread Bayer Complete Insect Killer, I got some on the planted area. Will it do any harm?2019-09-21T10:51:40-05:00

There are two chemicals in Bayer Complete Insect Killer granules, one for above ground and one for below ground.  This is not labeled for use in a vegetable garden so you do not want any to get into your garden.

How long after it’s been rained into the lawn can I let my dogs and cats outside?2019-09-21T10:49:16-05:00

As soon as this product is watered in and the area has dried out, it is safe for people and pets.

Is this product safe to use with pets?2019-09-21T10:48:23-05:00

The Bayer Insect Granules are safe to use around pets but you must apply it correctly; then water it in and once the product is dry it is safe for people and pets.

Will this product kill earth worms?2019-09-21T10:47:23-05:00

Yes. What I have done is used this product in February which does kill the earthworms, but they are not gone indefinitely. But unfortunately to kill the pesky bugs you want to get rid of, the good ones have to die also.

Do I have to wait for the grass and the dirt to completely dry after applying?2019-09-21T10:45:13-05:00

Yes I would because this works above and below ground.

Can this product be used safely in a vegetable garden?2019-09-21T10:43:07-05:00

This is not rated to be used in a vegetable garden.

How soon can I plant grass seed after applying the killer?2019-09-21T10:42:15-05:00

For your own safety I would wait 24-48 hours to plant the grass seed.

Do I need to remove all leaves from my lawn before I apply?2019-09-21T10:41:17-05:00

The granules need to get down to the soil. So unless you have a good rain that will help them get past all of the leaves and not get washed away, you would not have to do so.  But ideally, I would rake the leaves.

Can I put this product on simultaneously with Scotts turf builder with weed control?2019-09-21T10:40:19-05:00

I am not familiar with Scotts Turf builder with weed control; however, these 2 products are completely different.  I know you will want to  lightly water in the Bayer Insect Granules to get them to the soil.  If that is the same premise with Scotts, then I would apply one then come behind and apply the other product.  You don’t want the 2 products in the spreader at the same time as you will not know if you are applying at the correct rate.

I mistakenly applied Bayer complete insect killer to the soil in my garden. How long before I can safely plant edible plants in this soil?2019-09-21T10:38:43-05:00

I have researched this issue and have not been able to come up with a concise answer.  I would suggest calling the Bayer company at 877-229-3724.  My first thought would be a year and continue cultivating the soil to turn the soil over at least 3-4 times in that year.

What problems should I expect if I apply the granules in the rain?2019-09-21T10:37:12-05:00

It says to water in thoroughly after applying so that issue was taken care of.  The only issue would be if the amount of granules needed didn’t get dispersed properly due to being wet.