Should i wipe up the spray?

Depends on the Treatment & the Product

If you’re wondering if you should wipe up Raid® sprays after application, you’re not alone. Hopefully we can help clear up any issues for you. It’s all about the objective of the treatment and the product you’re using. For example, with Raid® Ant & Roach Killer, if your aim is a quick kill of an ant that you see, wipe up any leftover residue. But if you want to kill other ants that may be hiding away, spray ant trails or cracks and crevices and let the spray dry. Be sure to read the label instructions before use.

Did you know?

A spray with a residual claim keeps killing unwanted ants or roaches, even when you’re not watching. For example, Raid Max® Ant & Roach Killer, kills the bugs you see on contact. If you leave the spray and let it dry, it will keep killing cockroaches with residual action for up to six months as long as the bugs come in contact with it. Be sure to read the label before use.

Wipe up the spray if:
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  • Your goal is to kill just the one or two bugs you just sprayed.
  • You didn’t aim correctly and sprayed in an area you didn’t mean to treat, or you sprayed more than you intended to.
  • You accidentally spilled the product.
  • The spray is in an area where someone might slip on it.
  • Your product does not have a residual killing effect. Check the product label to determine whether it has a residual effect.
Helpful Tips
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Keep kids and pets out of the treated area until the spray product has dried. If you need to wipe down an area that you’ve sprayed or spilled, use warm soapy water and a paper towel. Also, be sure to read the product label for more information.


Helpful Tip

For spray flexibility, use Raid Max® Ant & Roach Killer with a two-way spray to get those hard-to-reach areas or to cover a wider area. It keeps killing with residual action for up to six months.

Defend your Home

The Raid® Defense System uses a combination of products and tips to help you work smarter, not harder, to fight bugs. Each System is customized, so you can ATTACK, CONTROL, and PREVENT bugs with ease.