Raid Ant & Roach Killer Insecticide Spray Review

Next up is this Raid Ant & Roach Killer that, just like the Harris Boric acid and other best roach killers, will readily exterminate roaches and other insects such as ants.

Most homeowners will love the lemon scent in this roach killer which will ensure that no bad odors are left behind.

The roach spray kills on contact, it has a fast roach and ant killer whose residue effect will last for about 4 weeks but lacks the secondary kill effect in roach baits.

Active Ingredients

This roach killing spray is made from Imiprothrin (0.100%) and Cypermethrin (0.100%), the ingredient that’ll kill both ants and roaches on contact.

Most homeowners also use the roach killing aerosol like an indoor residual spray to prevent roaches and ants from getting into your house for about 1 month. The spray dries fast, will leave no oily residue or bad odor in the house due to the amazing lemon scent.

Effectiveness against Roach Colony

Raid Ant & Roach Killer will not be effective in killing roach colony or their queen. The roach killer will clear the smaller roach invasions.

However, homeowners require reapplying the insect killer if you’re trying to control a major ant or roach infestation. Compared to roach baits that demand a lot of patients, sprays are instant killing on contact.

Don’t Spray Near Dishes or Food

As outlined earlier, its active ingredients are cypermethrin and imiprothrin, which are very popular and effective in killing roaches and ants.  But you must not spray near dishes, food, human beings, or pets as this could cause dangerous poisoning. 

The spray is poisonous when swallowed and you must not allow it to get into contact with your skin. In addition, don’t inhale the spray vapors or mist while applying around and in the home.

You should, however, ensure that the spray mist gets into all the crevices and cracks where roaches and ants could have entered. Therefore, the roach killer will additionally create a protective barrier against ants, spiders, and roaches. 

Roaches and Infestations

Roaches invade your home just like a joke – slow but sure. First, they’ll occupy the small crevices and crack that are already on your kitchen’s cupboard, countertops, and baseboard.

In their infant stages, you might confuse the baby roaches to something like ants such that they’ll completely hide in the cracks.

When some roaches find some food crumbs around the house, they’ll go back to their nests and come with the other roaches to eat. That’s how they feed, then reproduce to create a whole roach colony in your house.

Cleaning and doing general repairs in your house can help reduce the possibility of roaches attacking. Ensure that you wash the dishes and clean the cupboard and countertops. Further, use the best drain cleaners to make sure the drainages are free-flowing.

Alternatives for Raid Ant & Roach Killer

Maybe this roach spray might not work for you depending on different unique conditions in your house or the attacking roach species.

Therefore, I would recommend that you try other roach control solutions such as roach gel, roach baits, and roach traps. 

Raid roach traps would essentially have some holes where the roaches would drop to a waiting container – it would be great if you placed on the kitchen countertops. 

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