Raid Vs Spectracide Insecticide

It’s been a while since we’ve done any bug-killing, so I was wondering which one is better: Raid or Spectracide? This decision is pretty easy for me because I’m going to go with the brand that has been around longer. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how both products work and make sure you’re well informed before making your purchase!

Raid Vs Spectracide Table

You may have heard about Raid and Spectracide bug killer products, but which one is best for you? I’ll break it down in this article so that you can make an educated decision.



Active Ingredients Prallethrin

Active Ingredient Gamma-Cyhalothrin

Kills On Contact

Kills 260+ Listed Insects By Contact

Covering An Area Up To 900 Sq. Ft

Covers Up To 5,120 Sq Ft Of Lawn

Yard Guard For Outdoor Use Only

Kills Above And Below Ground

Kills Bugs At The Source

Non Staining When Used

Keeps Bugs Away For Up To 6 Hours

Keep Killing Up To 3 Months

EPA Register Products

Treat Any Time Between Late July And Early October

It Kills flies, mosquitoes, non-biting gnats, small flying moths, wasps, hornets, Multi-colored Asian lady beetles

It Can Be Used In Lawns, Vegetables, Fruit & Nut Trees, Roses, Flowers, Trees And Shrubs

What Makes a Good Bug Killer?

Not only does it have to kill bugs, but the bug killer has to be safe for use around people and pets. You also want to make sure that your solution is easy to apply and doesn’t leave behind any sticky residue which can attract more pests.

The product should also target all life stages of insects because who wants an infestation in their house?! And finally, you’ll need something that will last until you get rid of every insect! Let’s take a look at what makes each one of these two options stand out from the other:

What Are the Major Difference

In this section we are going to talk about the difference between two products. Raid is a Multi Insect Killer which is specially formulated to kill both crawling & flying insects. Spectracide is a easy to use, fast acting insect killer which is best for indoor use. It can be use in both indoor & outdoor. Also it can be used to kill flying insects on contact.


  • Kills all life stages of insects, crawling and flying.
  • It’s a liquid form which is easy to spray in hard to reach places like corners or under furniture.
  • It also has an “invisible” barrier that will kill pests on contact for up to 12 hours so you’re protected with just one application!
  • This product comes in a variety of sizes from large outdoor use containers (32oz) down to small household sized bottles (12 oz).
  • Raid insect killer can be used both indoors & outdoors.
  • Although it contains some harmful chemicals make sure not too overuse this product as there are many other safer
  • options out there if you want something more environmentally friendly.

Active Ingredients

active ingredient in the raid spray is d-Phenothrin (0.125%) Prallethrin (0.100%) Other Ingredients (99.775%). Also it contains sodium nitrite and petroleum distillates.

on the other hand, Spectracide spray contains Gamma-Cyhalothrin 0.025% & Other Ingredients 99.975%.

Target pests

Spectracide is a multi-purpose insecticide formulated kills listed pests like Cockroaches, Palmetto bugs, ants, clover mites, crickets, cigarette beetles, confused flour beetles, red flour beetles, rice weevils, sawtoothed grain beetles, dermestid beetles, firebrats, waterbugs and more.

Raid insecr killer also effective on German Roaches, American Roaches, Pharaoh Ants, Red Imported Fire Ants, Harvester Ants, Argentine Ants, Cellar Spiders Centipedes, Beetles, Earwigs, Stink Bugs and more.

How To Use Those Pest Killer

  • Spray the insecticide in and around the cracks and crevices where pests hide. –
  • For ants, spray a line of product outwards as far as 50 feet from your home’s foundation or perimeter to protect against foraging harvester ant colonies.
  • If you’re using this near plants, be sure to avoid spraying it on any plant leaves or blooms that may come into contact with people’s food during harvest time.
  • For cockroaches, apply liberally over surfaces after cleaning up all spills and crumbs so they can’t return once sprayed has dried.
  • Mix two tablespoons of detergent per gallon of water in a bucket then use it for a general surface application by filling an empty spray bottle with hot tap water shaken thoroughly with the soap mixture.
  • The product is also effective for controlling fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, but only when applied outdoors to outdoor areas like patios, porches or lawns.
  • Apply with a hand pump sprayer starting at about five feet from plants and going upwind in order to use less insecticide per area while still getting good control.”

Shake well before each use. Remove the cap of the insecticide and screw on the black hose tip until it snaps in place. Hold sprayer below the level of container and pump it several times until liquid is getting out through nozzle. Adjust to desired setting either droplets or a thick stream by turning nozzle with two fingers.


I hope this comparison will help you t understand what those product are & most importantly you can choice the one depending on your need.

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