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For over 55 years, SC Johnson has run one of the largest private, urban entomology research centers 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.

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Treat a Wasp sting

How do I get rid of bothersome bugs?

It’s 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, Learn More

Wipe up the spray

Should I wipe up the spray?

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. 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’s easier said than done! Bed bugs can hitch a ride into your home on infested luggage, Learn More

Children and pets

How to apply pest control with children and pets?

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 Learn More

Get rid of Fleas

How to get rid of fleas?

Fleas may be tiny, but they are a huge pain! It’s impossible to completely get rid of fleas, but there are several ways you can attack, control and prevent them. A multifaceted approach with a combination of cleaning and the right products 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’re dealing with. An incorrect identification can lead to an incorrect treatment, which more than likely won’t lead to the results you’re 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, on-the-spot Learn More

Get rid of bugs

How to get rid of bugs?

This is our favorite question! It’s 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 Learn More

Get rid of Files

How to get rid of flies?

You can’t 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 Learn More

Get rid of Roaches

How to get rid of roaches?

Although it’s 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, Learn More

Get rid of Wasps

How to get rid of wasps hornets yellow jackets?

Many people try to get rid of wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets to no avail. It can be tricky to prevent them from nesting in your yard or around your home. The best approach is to treat the nest as soon as it appears, so a small wasp problem does Learn More

Get rid of Silverfish

How to get rid of silverfish?

It’s 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 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

Treat a Wasp sting

How to treat a wasp hornet or yellow jacket sting?

Treat a wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket with care. If you get stung, leave the area and wash with soap and water as soon as you can. Applying a cold compress can help reduce swelling. Although we are bug experts, we aren’t medical experts, so if Learn More

Bed Bugs look like

What do bed bugs look like?

If you’re 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 7 mm in length, while 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