Should I wipe up the spray?

Depends on the Treatment & the Product

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 Multi Insect 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.

Did you know?

A spray with a residual claim keeps killing unwanted ants or roaches, even when youre not watching. 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 did not aim correctly and sprayed in an area you did not 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.
Expert 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 have sprayed or spilled, use warm soapy water and a paper towel. Also, be sure to read the product label for more information.