Raid Essentials Multi-Insect Indoor Insect Spray

Last updated date: September 16, 2021

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8.4

Raid Essentials Multi-Insect Indoor Insect Spray

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We looked at the top Indoor Insect Sprays and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Indoor Insect Spray you should buy.

Update as September 16, 2021:
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Overall Take

Geraniol and lemongrass oil are the active ingredients found within this indoor insect spray. These ingredients successfully eliminate a wide variety of pests, including house flies, roaches, ants and spiders. The bottle contains 12-ounces of formula, so it will last you a long long time.


In our analysis, the Raid Raid Essentials Multi-Insect Indoor Insect Spray placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

With new Raid Essentials Multi-Insect Trigger Spray, we've harnessed the power of essential oils, to make it safe for use around children and pets, while still being quick and effective for killing a variety of pests. The formula is specifically designed to only kill bugs, and is safe to use in your home. Now you don’t have to choose between being safe or effective when selecting products to protect your home from bugs. We have over 60 years of experience in helping protect families from insects, and the SC Johnson Institute of Insect Science for Family Health is one of the world’s largest private urban entomology research facilities. We are proud to help protect you and your family as America’s most trusted insect control brand. The convenient trigger spray makes it easy to target the bugs, taking care of the problem quickly and safely. This fast-acting ant killer, cockroach killer, bug killer and stinkbug killer also deals with other crawling and flying insects, and is also an effective spider spray. And since it's designed to only kill bugs, you don't have to worry about children or pets using the same space.

An Overview On Indoor Insect Sprays

Insect sprays can be designed to keep bugs away (repellents) or to kill them. However, some sprays can do both. The types of repellents used on humans and pets are different from ones made to keep insects away from homes and outdoor spaces.

Insect sprays are considered to be insecticides. These products kill insects on contact, in most cases. While some are used for spot treatments and last for one application, others can create barriers or perimeters that last for weeks or months.

Insect sprays are generally made from chemicals called pyrethroids; these man-made pesticides are also found in other commercial products like pet sprays and pet shampoos. Common pyrethroids found in bug-killing sprays include sumithrin, resmethrin and permethrin.

These chemicals are used in very low levels, but anyone who is accidentally exposed to an extremely large amount could have symptoms like nausea, headache, diarrhea and dizziness. Always follow the label directions when using these sprays.

Indoor spot treatment sprays work well on roaches, flies, ants, bedbugs and fleas, but if you want to keep them from coming back, look for products that have barrier protection.

There are also indoor foggers; these create fine mists that let the insecticide penetrate under baseboards and into crevices to kill insects that are not easily visible. Many of these sprays come in gallon-sized containers with attached spray wands. Note that you can use exterior foggers outside your house, but do not use these indoors.

The Indoor Insect Spray Buying Guide

  • Keep children and pets away when insecticides are being applied and until the product has dried. Be sure to read the label for guidelines.
  • Do not use foggers unless absolutely necessary.
  • Only use insecticides that are approved for in-home use. Do not use outdoor pesticides inside your home.
  • Always keep insect spray in its original container. Never transfer it to another one.
  • Handling these chemicals more than needed is not recommended.
  • Do not mix these products with any other chemicals.
  • Store insecticides where they cannot be reached by children or pets.