You want to feel at ease and comfortable in your home. But when you have unintended visitors, it’s hard to feel that way. Pests can threaten your health, comfort and peace of mind. When bugs invade your space, it’s unnerving, and you might not know exactly where to turn to or how to get rid of pests properly.
You can outsmart bugs and achieve targeted pest control with Raid®, a Money Pit sponsor. The Raid® Defense System uses a combination of products and non-chemical tips that together, work smarter, not harder against bugs. Each system is customized, so you can confidently attack, control, and prevent bugs.
Each Raid® Defense System contains products that are individually labeled for specific uses. Sprays ATTACK by killing the bugs you see. Baits and foggers CONTROL by the killing the bugs you don’t see. And barriers PREVENT home-invading pests.
Attack Bugs – Kill the Bugs You See.
Use sprays that are labeled Attack for fast results. These formulas are designed to kill bugs on contact and some can continue to work for weeks after application. Attack products are available to target ants, roaches, silverfish, spiders, water bugs, crickets and many other pests – check the product’s label to find the right product for the pest you’re fighting.
There is also a Raid® House & Garden Bug Killer specially formulated to kill crawling, flying and garden insects. It can be used indoors or outdoors and even around house and garden plants. Raid® Flea Killer kills fleas and ticks on contact. The non-staining formula is designed for use in your home or on your dog and has a pleasant scent.
Control Bugs – Kill the Bugs You Don’t See.
Now that you’ve attacked the bugs you can see, you need to start thinking about the colony or source of those bugs. Ant or Roach bait products are designed to fight whole nests or colonies that may be hidden in walls or underground. Raid® Ant Gel can be discreetly applied in hard-to-reach cracks and crevices and away from children and pets. After ants feed on the gel, they return to the colony and transfer the bait to the queen and the others, killing the entire colony. The gel continues killing for up to one month and can be used in kitchens and bathrooms.
Raid® Ant Baits are child-resistant and fit snugly in corners and along ant trails. They allow bugs to feed, then go back to the colony or nest, transfer the bait to the queen and the others and kill the entire colony.
For severe infestations, you can also use foggers. Raid® Concentrated Deep ReachTM Fogger penetrates deep into hard-to-reach cracks and crevices to kill bugs at the source and it keeps killing with residual action for up to two months.
Prevent Bugs – Keep Bugs Out.
Use barrier products to protect your home from bugs. Barrier products let you lay down a line of defense against home invading pests.
You can also take several DIY steps to keep pests from entering your home. Caulk any cracks or crevices where bugs can come in from outside or neighboring units, if you are a renter. Store food in sealed containers or Ziploc® plastic bags. Avoid putting organic mulch next to your foundation where insects hide. Store firewood and compost away from the home. Cover garbage cans. Don’t leave outside lights on for long periods of time because lights attract bugs.
To get more information on exactly how to fight your insect problem, visit www.raidkillsbugs.com. There you’ll find helpful tools and expert advice including a bug identification tool, useful information about each product in the Raid® line and how-to videos that show you how to help protect your home from pests.