Can you use Raid in kitchen cabinets?

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asked Jul 20 in Other-Home/Garden by Affilmarc (900 points)
Can you use Raid in kitchen cabinets?

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answered Jul 21 by faxxtymachine (4,730 points)
Raid can be used in kitchen cabinets.

Remove any dishes, food etc from the kitchen cabinets and then spray the inside of the kitchen cabinets with the raid.

Raid can be sprayed on carpets.

Raid is safe to spray on carpets and they also make a Raid spray made for killing bugs on carpets called Raid carpet and room spray.

Raid is safe to dry.

Once Raid dries it becomes safe to be around and pets and children can be around it.

After spraying Raid you should keep pets and children away from the areas for 15 to 20 minutes.

Raid does not stain walls although it can leave some residue on the walls.

To clean Raid off of walls you can wash it down with soap and water.

Mix dish washing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds.

Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stain.

Rinse with a clean cloth moistened with clear water. Polish or wax as soon as possible.

If you get Raid on your skin nothing will usually happen although you may get skin irritation, rashes etc.

If you do get Raid on your skin you should wash it off as soon as possible.

Raid is safe for pets as long as you keep the pet away from the area for at least 15 minutes.

Never spray your pet with Raid though as it can make them sick and possibly kill them.

After spraying Raid it becomes safe for pets after 15 minutes.

If you use a fogger in your home you should ideally wait at least a few hours before allowing yourself and your pets back into your home.

You cannot and should not ever spray Raid on your dog.

The Raid bug spray can be toxic to your dog when it's absorbed into their skin.

If your dog has bugs such as fleas, ticks etc they need a flea and tick bath to kill the fleas and ticks but never spray bug spray on your dog or cat as it can make them sick and kill them.

Raid spray does actually work.

Raid spray works best when you spray the ants or bugs directly to kill them on contact.

However even after spraying Raid it can kill ants and bugs for a week or so after but when you see the bugs you should spray then with the Raid spray directly as well.

You can stay in your house after spraying Raid.

However it's best to open windows and leave the house for around 15 to 30 minutes to allow the smell of the Raid spray to dissipate.

Once the room is ventilated and the dead insects/residual raid is cleaned away, your room should be safe to sleep in.

Ant spray works by messing with the ants nervous system and blocking the chemical acetylcholinesterase which then kills the ant.

RAID Ant Traps take around 1 to 2 days to begin working to get rid of ants.

However in some cases the ants may be attracted to the RAID Ant Traps the same day but it may take a day or so for the ants to discover the trap and start going to it.

Bug spray does work on ants.

The best bug spray for getting rid of and killing ants is Raid ant and Roach Killer.

To get rid of ants permanently seal off any cracks, crevices etc that the ants can get into through and also use some baking soda, Windex, Ant Spray or even some Diatomaceous Earth.

White vinegar, available at all grocery stores, is a cheap and effective way to kill and repel ants.

It is also a natural cleaning agent.

Try using a 1-to-1 vinegar/water mixture to clean hard surfaces, including floors and countertops, wherever ants are likely to travel.

Windex does keep ants away and also kills the ants as well.

Spraying the ants with Windex kills the ants within seconds and also cleans the surfaces they are on.

Baking soda is also another way to kill ants but it takes awhile for the ants to die after ingesting it.

Baking soda gets rid of ants in the kitchen and other places by way of the ants ingesting the baking soda which drys out the ant from the inside out and then the ant eventually dies.

Baking soda kills ants when they ingest it and is thought to dry out their bodies from the inside.

This happens very quickly, and ants will die within a few minutes of eating baking soda.

That's why we suggest to sprinkle baking soda over the ant nests.

Common home remedies that kill ants naturally are bakers yeast, cinnamon, dish soap and water and Diatomaceous earth (silicon dioxide).

Make a mixture of dish soap or dish washing liquid, put in a spray bottle and shake it well.

Spray it on the ants.

The solution will stick to the ants and the dish soap suffocates the ants to death.

This spray can also be used to kill ants that are thriving on your plants.

Cinnamon does get rid of ants.

When ants inhale cinnamon they suffocate and die as a result of the cinnamon.

Similarly if the ant eats some cinnamon they will also die and suffocate from the cinnamon.

Used coffee grounds will keep ants away.

Although some ants may just go around them and ignore them.

You can also use some ant motels or sticky traps to help catch ants walking around on counters, floors etc.

Food sources and moisture and even pet food can attract ants in your home.

Ants may appear suddenly in your house if you aren't storing food properly.

The smells from the food will be beacons to ants outside the home.

Make sure that you keep all food in airtight containers so that ants cannot pick up the smells coming from that improperly stored food.

Some things and home remedies that make ants go away are salt, baby powder, lemon juice, chalk, vinegar, bay leaves, cinnamon, or peppermint oil.

Also be sure to clean up any sugar spills, drink spills, wipe down counters, sweep floors etc to remove any food residue or anything that the ants may be attracted too.

Some home remedies to kill ants in your home are the use of bakers yeast, chalk, lemon, oranges and even vinegar or peppermint oil to get rid of ants.

Bakers yeast also works to kill ants as it swells their insides and kills them.

Wiping ants with a solution of equal parts of vinegar and water or only vinegar may work the best.

Spray the mixture of a cup of water, a cup of vinegar, and tea tree oil (5-10 drops) on ants.

White vinegar kills and repels the ants.

Apple cider vinegar and water solution spray can also help.

You can get rid of ants in your house by making a homemade pesticide spray.

To make the homemade ant spray take some vinegar and mix it with water in a spray bottle and then add some essential oils to the vinegar and water mixture in the spray bottle and shake the bottle up to mix the water, vinegar and essential oils together.

You can use any essential oils that you'd like to as it doesn't matter which essential oils you use.

Then spray the homemade pesticide around the areas the ants are and even spray the ants directly.

The homemade pesticide will kill the ants naturally and then you can just wipe the ants up.

You can also use sugar and baking soda for killing ants in your home.

Mix a little sugar with some baking soda and put the homemade ant bait into a bottle cap or milk jug cap and leave it where the ants are.

The sugar will attract the ants and the baking soda will actually kill the ants.

Bakers yeast will also work to kill ants naturally.
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answered Aug 1 by Salmorejo (17,510 points)
Raid can safely be used in kitchen cabinets as long as dishes or food has been removed first and it's allowed to dry before you replace the food or dishes.

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