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Keep Bugs Out! with Raid Max® Bug Barrier

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Every season has its benefits and drawbacks. For those who love the outdoors, the long days, warm weather and extended weekends of summer can be a definite plus. But we’re not the only ones who grow more active when the weather turns warm. Summer also brings with it a slew of insects, not all of them benign.

Then home becomes a haven, a safe zone to which we retreat when outdoor insects become too much to bear. We want the buzzing, creeping hordes to stay in their place, so that we can enjoy the peace of ours. And they will – so long as they can find no way in.

For those that won’t, try an insect repellant like Raid Max Bug Barrier. Applied as a spot treatment for cracks and crevices that can be used as a tiny backdoor into your home, Bug Barrier keeps intrepid insects out. German cockroaches, one of the most notorious and tenacious home invaders, are vulnerable for up to 12 months after you spray it. Flies are kept at bay for up to 20 weeks.

Other pests controlled by Bug Barrier include:

  • Ants
  • Beetles
  • Centipedes
  • Silverfish
  • Sowbugs
  • Spiders
  • Ticks

Start by identifying the tiny open spaces that insects use as an entry point into your home. Be sure to check your baseboard, door and window frames, attics and crawl spaces, porches and eaves.

Once you’ve located likely entryways, set up a distance of about 12 inches away and spray until the space is damp. Don’t spray on so much that the liquid runs off the surface. If insects are still slipping in after four weeks, try another application.

With any insect repellant or killer, be sure to read the product label before you use it for complete directions and safety information. Check out the full line of Raid products at the Home Depot.

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