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 Max® Ant & Roach Killer 300 ML, 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 300 ML, kills cockroaches, ants and other household crawling insects on direct spray. When used according to direction, it keeps on killing with residual action even after you spray, for up to four weeks. 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 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.