MotherEarth Granular Scatter Bait is based on proven technology derived from the earth and offers long-lasting, broad-spectrum control for preventative and curative treatments. The active ingredient, boric acid, is mined directly from the earth and combined with a granular bait matrix consisting of a complex blend of attractants for superior acceptance. This matrix also protects the active ingredient so that it is there when needed. Boric acid has a long history of use in the pest control industry. Since this active ingredient targets the insect metabolism, pests can't develop resistance, making it particularly well suited for ants, cockroaches, crickets and silverfish and other occasional invaders.