How does Raid ant killer work?

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asked May 25, 2022 in Other-Home/Garden by teabagdia (540 points)
How does Raid ant killer work?

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answered May 26, 2022 by Oweelsee (2,430 points)
Raid ant killer works by interfering with the ants and bugs digestive system which is what eventually kills them.

The ant spray also suffocates the ant which kills them and coats their body which affects the ants nervous system.

The active ingredient in the bait interferes with the ants' digestive systems, eventually killing the ants within 24-48 hours after consumption.

This slow kill gives the worker ants enough time to make multiple trips to the bait and share it with the colony and queen.

Raid can be put on carpet although it's best to not use Raid on carpet unless you try a small spot first.

Sometimes Raid can cause damage to some types of carpets or cause changes in the color of the carpet.

Spray the Raid in a small spot such as in the corner of the carpet and test it to be sure it does not harm your carpet.

Raid also makes a carpet and upholstery version of the Raid Spray that is safe to spray on carpet and upholstery without damaging them.

Raid can be cancerous to some people who are constantly exposed to it.

Just like other insecticides and other chemicals can lead to cancer developing from long term exposure.

However as long as you're not always exposed to it or only use Raid once in awhile it's unlikely you'll develop any cancer or other illness from using Raid.

Although products such as Raid are relatively safe to humans (when used as intended), the act of huffing, smoking, snorting, vaping, plugging, drinking and/or injecting Raid or other bug sprays can cause irreversible neurological damage, or even death.

After spraying Raid insecticide you should not sleep in your room as the chemicals could make you sick when breathing them in.

Try sleeping in a different room or even on the couch until the Raid smell has gone away.

Raid is toxic to humans if ingested or if you don't wash your hands after using Raid or get Raid on surfaces that could then get in contact with food.

Also breathing in Raid can be toxic if you breathe the Raid in too much.

However for the most part Raid is safe to use around humans and pets but don't allow any kid to touch surfaces sprayed with Raid and don't allow pets to eat food that has been on surfaces that Raid has been sprayed on either.

When used properly Raid is pretty safe.

Raid contains two chemicals that are not safe: Cypermethrin and Imiprothrin.

When they are inhaled, they can cause congestion, difficulty breathing, and extensive coughing.

Raid may also cause asthma. Cypermethrin can also lead to pneumonitis.

The Raid insecticide is harmful to you as it contains toxic chemicals; hence you can't sleep in the room after its immediate application.

To be on the safer side, it is advisable not to sleep in the room if you have sprayed it with the raid.

After spraying Raid or other bug killing chemicals in your home you should open windows to get some ventilation and also go outside for awhile until the chemicals dissipate in the home.

It's best not to breathe in those chemicals when you don't have too.

Whenever I spray Raid or other chemicals in the house I open windows when possible and leave the house for a few hours to allow the chemical to dissipate.

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