HOW TO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES: RAID INSECT KILLER - PRODUCT REVIEW


What can be more annoying than laying down to sleep and having mosquitoes convene on my ear? I don't know what they could possibly be trying to tell me, but I know i don't want to hear it. The struggle to keep my home mosquito free is real. Especially since my family and I are trying to avoid getting ill with Malaria.

For some time now, we have been seeing mosquitoes or hearing them (that annoying buzz sound in your ear) around the house. When we moved to our current apartment a few years ago, one of the things we loved was the fact that there were rarely any mosquitoes. And we know, because our first apartment in Lagos, was plagued by mosquitoes. So annoying.

My preferred way of fighting mosquitoes in the house, is with Insect killer aerosol sprays. I am not a big fan of mosquito nets, as i get hot easily. Keep reading...

This is a product review of SC Johnson Raid Insect Killers.

  1. Raid Flying Insect Killer [BLUE]



This is my preferred insect killer for dealing with mosquitoes. WHY?
  • OVERVIEW: This is described as a "Non Irritant" Spray on the can. "It is a water based insecticide that effectively kills all flying insects without the lingering chemical odour and irritation of other ordinary insecticides". Raid Flying Insect Killer is for Mosquitoes, Flies, Wasps and other flying insects. It is manufactured by SC Johnson (Johnson Wax Nigeria Ltd.)
  • PACKAGING:  It is comes in a blue 300ml aerosol can.
  • PRICE: It is moderately priced and retails for about N750 naira at the time. I consider it to be affordable.
  • APPEAL: The smell is not harsh but it still smells like insecticide. But I like the fact that it does not have a choking effect like some other insecticide sprays i have tried.
  • PROS & CONS: A positive for me is that because it is water based, it does the job of killing mosquitoes fast without a lingering smell. There is nothing as bad as 'fleeting' the room and having to wait 5 hours before you can go in. Although the direction states: "keep the room closed for 10 minutes after spraying", i leave the room closed for at least 2 hours. If i am spraying my kids room, i leave the room closed for longer. The negative is that this variant of SC Johnson's Raid is hard to find in stores. It is not available in any store or supermarket in Gbagada, Lagos. It is has become scarce and the last time i purchased it was in December 2017 when i saw it Shoprite, Surulere. I bought 2 cans and wish i bought more.
  • EFFECTIVENESS: It is very effective and does the job of killing mosquitoes. It is written on the product,"it kills continuously for 5 hours" and it really does. I usually have a mosquito-free night when i use this at home. I would recommend it to others. 
  • RATING:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
     2. Raid Multi-Purpose Insect Killer [PURPLE]

  • OVERVIEW: This is described as an "All Purpose" Insect killer, on the can. "It is formulated to provide fast killing power against flying and crawling insects found in and around the household". Raid mult-bug Insect Killer is for killing Mosquitoes, Flies and their eggs, small flying moths, gnats, fruit flies, etc.. It is manufactured by SC Johnson (Johnson Wax Nigeria Ltd.)
  • PACKAGING:  It is comes in a purple 300ml aerosol can.
  • PRICE: It is moderately priced and retails for about N750 naira at the time. I consider it to be affordable.
  • APPEAL: The smell of this variant is harsh. It is not water based.
  • PROS & CONS: A positive for me is that this kills mosquitoes and other insects.While it kills mosquitoes fast, the smell lingers for too long. There is nothing as bad as 'fleeting' the room and having to wait 5 hours before you can go in. Although the direction states: "keep the room closed for 15-20 minutes after spraying", when i used this i left the room closed for 2 hours. After which i opened up the windows, turned on the fan and left the room for another 5 hours. the room closed for at least 2 hours. We had to go to bed eventually even with the smell. It took another 12 hours before the room was back to its normal smell. This was a negative for me.
  • EFFECTIVENESS: It is very effective and does the job of killing mosquitoes. I usually have a mosquito-free night when i use this at home. I would recommend it to others for use. But i would say, spray it in the morning, so that by bedtime, the smell would have mostly dispersed.
  • RATING:⭐⭐⭐⭐

Have you tried SC Johnson's Raid Insect killer? What was your experience using the product? Is it your preferred brand? Which other brand of insect killer do you like or use? Kindly share with us in the comment section down below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

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