How to apply pest control with children and pets?

Vacate & Let Dry

Before applying any spray pesticide treatment, send kids and pets outside to play or to another room in the house. Apply while the kids and pets aren’t around and let the product completely dry before returning to the treated area. Note that some products, such as foggers, require you to leave your home altogether.

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Read the Label

Before you apply any pest control treatment, always make sure to read the label! Many Raid® products have different usage instructions and precautions, so make sure you’re applying your treatment correctly and according to the label.

Give It Some Air!

After applying Raid® spray products such as Raid® Flying Insect Killer, give the treated room or area some air! Exit the treated area and keep the room closed for 15 minutes. Then thoroughly ventilate before re-entry. Read the product label for more detailed instructions.

Fogger products require leaving for longer periods of time—up to four hours. Upon return, open doors and windows and allow room to air out for at least 30 minutes. Before using these products, read the label for specific treatment information.

Double check your window and door screens too to make sure they’re intact so no more bugs come in when you ventilate.

Hide, don’t seek!

If you’re using Raid® baits, place them in areas where your kids or pets won’t find them or won’t be able to reach.

4 Prime Hiding Places
  1. Under or behind sinks or appliances
  2. In hidden cracks or crevices
  3. Under or behind furniture
  4. In child-proof cabinets or pantries
Be Smart About Storing

When using pest control products, always be sure to store them away from pets and children, even if they’re still in the package.

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