Spectracide® Bug Stop® Home Barrier (Ready-to-Use)

Spectracide Bug Stop Home Barrier is a ready-to-use, multi-purpose insecticide formulated to protect your home from invading pests both indoors and outdoors. Use indoors and as an outdoor foundation treatment. It kills ants, roaches, spiders, fleas, ticks and other listed insects.
  • Kills on contact
  • Up to 12 month control for cockroaches on non-porous surfaces
  • Indoor plus outdoor insect control
  • Non-staining, no odor

Active Ingredients

Gamma-Cyhalothrin 0.025%
Other Ingredients 99.975%
Total 100.00%
  • 1 gal
  • 32 fl oz

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. For use around the home only. Do not use on pets.

People and pets should not be allowed in treated areas until spray has dried. 

  • Do not water the treated area to the point of runoff.
  • Do not make applications during rain.
  • All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:
  1. Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures
  2. Applications to lawns, turf and other vegetation
  3. Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 ft. Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors and eaves) are limited to spot and crack-and-crevice applications only.
  • Application is prohibited directly into sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies or aquatic habitat can occur. Do not allow the product to enter any drain during or after application.


1 Gallon container

  1. Shake well before each use.
  2. Peel sticker from flip-top cap and open cap. Discard sticker.
  3. Remove sprayer from its slot beneath the bottle handle and remove and discard plastic wrap. Pull black hose tip to completely extend tubing.
  4. Firmly press black hose tip into opening in cap until it snaps into place.
  5. Hold sprayer below the level of the container and prime by pumping trigger several times until product is dispensed.
  6. Adjust nozzle to desired setting.
  1. To store, turn sprayer nozzle off.
  2. DO NOT disconnect hose.
  3. Return sprayer to its slot. Hose can be pushed back into sprayer handle.

32 fl oz container

  1. Shake well before each use.
  2. Adjust nozzle to narrow fan spray to prevent excessive wetting and waste of product. Spray just enough to cover area to be treated.
  3. Avoid contamination of food, feedstuffs and domestic water supplies. All food-processing surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use. Remove pets and birds, and cover fish aquariums before spraying.

Spray areas where cockroaches, Palmetto bugs, ants**, clover mites, crickets, cigarette beetles, confused flour beetles, red flour beetles, rice weevils, sawtoothed grain beetles, dermestid beetles, firebrats, waterbugs, silverfish, earwigs, box elder bugs, centipedes, millipedes, stink bugs, pillbugs, sowbugs, scorpions and spiders are found or normally occur including dark corners of rooms and closets; cracks and crevices in walls; along and behind baseboards; beneath and behind sinks, stoves, refrigerators and cabinets; and around plumbing and other utility installations. Pillbugs, sowbugs, scorpions and spiders must be sprayed directly to be killed.

For ants**
, apply to ant trails, around doors and windows and wherever else ants may find entrance. **Argentine, southern, field, Allegheny mound, Florida carpenter, black carpenter, cornfield, honey, pavement, nuisance, harvester

For control of carpet beetles, thoroughly spray along baseboards and edges of carpeting; under carpeting, rugs and furniture; in closets and on shelving; and wherever else insects are seen or suspected.

For control of fleas and brown dog ticks,
thoroughly spray pet beds, resting quarters, nearby cracks and crevices, along and behind baseboards, window and door frames and localized areas of floor and floor covering where fleas and ticks may be present. Pet bedding should be replaced with clean, fresh bedding after treating the area. Do not treat pets with this product. To control the source of flea infestations, pets should be treated with a product registered for application to animals.

Note: Test inconspicuous sample of fabric or rug for staining before use. Check carpet manufacturer’s warranty and care and maintenance information before using product on your specific brand of carpeting.

Bees, wasps, box elder bugs, centipedes, millipedes, pillbugs, sowbugs, scorpions, spiders, flies, Asian beetles, stink bugs and mosquitoes: For use only as an aid in reducing annoyance from these insects. Spray outside surfaces of screens, doors, window frames or wherever insects may enter the room. Also spray surfaces around light fixtures, on porches, in garages and other places where insects land or congregate. Pillbugs, sowbugs, scorpions and spiders must be sprayed directly to be killed.
Ants**, ticks (including ticks that transmit Lyme disease), crickets, fleas and earwigs: For treatment of infestation of these insects in areas where there are weeds or bushy non-crop areas, spray infested areas thoroughly. When treating for ticks, give special attention to areas frequented by pets. For ants, thoroughly wet hills and runways.
**Argentine, southern, field, Allegheny mound, Florida carpenter, black carpenter, cornfield, honey, pavement, nuisance, harvester
Apply a continuous band of insecticide around building foundation and around windows, doors, utility line entrances, eaves, vents and other areas to reduce the potential for entry by crawling pests. Remove debris and leaf litter from next to the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the foundation, and move or rake back rocks, deep mulch or other potential pest harborage next to the foundation.
Apply the band up to 3 ft wide around the structure and upward along the foundation to 3 ft and around windows, doors and roof overhangs. Apply as a coarse spray to thoroughly and uniformly wet the foundation and/or band area so that the insecticide will reach the soil or thatch level where pests may be active. One quart will cover 200 sq ft. One gallon will cover 800 sq ft.
Treat infested areas and areas likely to be infested, such as wood surfaces, voids and tunnels in damaged wood, behind veneers, in structural voids (between stud walls and spaces between wood and foundations), along cracks, along crawl spaces and around outside buildings, porches, woodpiles, wooden fences and decks. Kills exposed subterranean termites‡, dampwood termites‡, drywood termites‡, carpenter ants, ambrosid beetles, death hunter beetles, false powderpost beetles and powderpost beetles.

For Carpenter Bees
Treat active tunnels where carpenter bee activity has been observed. Leave the entrance hole open for 48 hours after application to allow the bees to contact and distribute the insecticide throughout the nest galleries. Then plug the entrance hole with a piece of wooden dowel coated with carpenter’s glue or wood putty. Plugging the hole will prevent reinfestation of old nesting tunnels and reduce the chances of wood decay.

‡For localized control only. The purpose of such applications of this product for termites is to kill workers or winged reproductive forms that may be present in treated channels at the time of treatment. Such applications are not a substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment but are merely a supplement. This product is not recommended as sole protection against termites. For active termite infestations, get a professional inspection. 

Pesticide Storage: Store in cool, dry area away from heat or open flame.
Pesticide Disposal: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container unless the directions for use allow a different (concentrated) product to be diluted in the container.
If empty: Place in trash or offer for recycling if available.
If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals
CAUTION. Harmful if absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, or using tobacco. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

First Aid
If on Skin or Clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a Poison Control Center or doctor for treatment advice.
Have the product container or label with you when calling a Poison Control Center or doctor or going for treatment.

Environmental Hazards
This product is toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms. To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area.
To the extent required by applicable law, buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions.

Questions & Comments? Call 1-800-917-5438 or visit our website at www.spectracide.com