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For over 55 years, SC Johnson has run the largest private, urban entomology lab in North America. Our entomologists study the insects that attack you and your home to ensure the Raid® brand provides you with products you can trust.

Get rid of Mosquitoes

How do I get rid of bothersome bugs?

It is not always possible to completely get rid of bugs indoors, but a combination of the right products, some good old-fashioned cleaning, and home repairs can go a long way. No single product can do everything to solve your bug problem, which is Learn More

Wipe up the spray

Should I wipe up the spray?

If you are wondering if you should wipe up Raid® sprays after application, you are not alone. Hopefully we can help clear up any issues for you. It is all about the objective of the treatment and the product youare using. For example, with Learn More

What do Ants eat

What do ants eat?

Ants like to eat a lot of food that humans do: potato chips, bread, jelly, and sugar. They may also eat other insects. Anything you can do to remove exposed human and pet food, clean up spills, and seal or take out the trash can help mitigate your Learn More

get rid of bedbugs

How to get rid of bed bugs?

Trying to get rid of bed bugs can be tough. The simplest way to prevent bed bugs is to avoid bringing infested items into your home. Of course, that is easier said than done! Bed bugs can hitch a ride into your home on infested luggage, furniture, Learn More

Identify Bugs

How to identify bugs?

The first step to solving a pest problem is figuring out exactly what kind of critter you are dealing with. An incorrect identification can lead to an incorrect treatment, which more than likely will not lead to the results you are hoping for. So Learn More

Get rid of Mosquitoes

How to get rid of mosquitoes?

You may not be able to get rid of mosquitoes entirely, but you can help keep them away with a combination of tips for around the home and the right products. In addition to stagnant water where they breed, mosquitoes are attracted to perspiration, Learn More

Prevent Bugs

How to prevent bugs?

To help keep one bug from becoming a bigger problem, you have to think like a bug. How are they entering your home? What is attracting them? Do regular inspections and ensure that your home is in good repair. Also, check anything that you bring Learn More

Get rid of Ants

How to get rid of ants?

Trying to keep your home ant-free can be tricky; there is no magic bullet that will get rid of ants entirely. When they invade your home, you may need to fight back with multiple “weapons” such as a combination of cleaning and Learn More

Get rid of bugs

How to get rid of bugs?

This is our favorite question! It is not always possible to completely get rid of bugs indoors, but a combination of the right products, some good old-fashioned cleaning, and home repairs can go a long way. No single product can do everything to Learn More

Get rid of Files

How to get rid of flies?

You cannot completely get rid of flies near your home, but there are many things you can do to attack, control, and prevent them from invading your home. When you have a fly problem, the best offense is a good defense! Eliminating areas flies are Learn More

Get rid of Roaches

How to get rid of roaches?

Although it is tricky to completely get rid of roaches, a combination of cleaning, home repairs, on-the-spot treatment, and products can certainly help. First, clean your home to eliminate any exposed foods that may attract roaches. Then, apply Learn More

Get rid of Spiders

How to get rid of spiders?

It can be tricky to get rid of spiders, since they often make their homes in secretive, undisturbed places, like attics or basements. Most spiders you find around the house or outside are harmless and easy to kill with just a tissue or spray Learn More

Get rid of Silverfish

How to get rid of silverfish?

It is frustrating to try to get rid of silverfish when you can barely see them scurrying across your floor. Silverfish are fast runners that often live in the damp, cool places of your home. They feed on almost anything; these scavengers will even Learn More

What do Spiders eat

What do spiders eat?

A spider’s diet consists mainly of mosquitoes, flies, moths, and sometimes even other spiders, so they can actually be pretty helpful. As long as they are not a nuisance, outdoor spiders should be left alone. They can help prevent other Learn More

Different types of ants

What are all of the different types of ants?

There are many different types of ants. Because there are so many species, some experts classify them based on their behavior. There are two main groups of ants found in and around the home: nuisance ants and mound-building ants. Nuisance ants Learn More

Types of Spiders

What are the types of spiders?

There are many different types of spiders—over 3,000 species found in the Africa alone! They are often classified by common grouping names. Although all spiders are venomous, only a few of them can inflict painful and dangerous bites. Most Learn More

Bed Bugs look like

What do bed bugs look like?

If you are wondering what bed bugs look like, they are actually very difficult to spot, especially if they are young. Adult and large nymphs are small, flat, oval-shaped and medium brown. Adult bedbugs can grow up to 7mm in length, while babies can Learn More

Get rid of Mosquitoes

How do I get control of mosquitoes indoors?

You may not be able to get rid of mosquitoes entirely, but you can help keep them away with a combination of tips for around the home and the right products. Since mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, the first step in fighting mosquitoes Learn More