Product Type: Raid garden chemicals
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Waging war on the wings
Author Name: superness11
Advantages: easy to use
Disadvantages: it stinks
I am not a big fan of flying things, butterflies I can cope with but wasps, blue bottles are a big no no. I like to have the windows open in the summer but unfortunately the creatures just keep coming in. I always keep a can of Raid under the sink so that I can get rid of them quickly. If not a little cruelly.
==Price and availability==
The product costs around £2.00 pounds and you can buy it from supermarkets, garden centres or multi-purpose stores such as Wilkinson's which is where I picked up my bottle from.
==Description and directions==
The can is blue and it contains 300ml of product. It is aerosol based so there is a propellant that fires out the liquid. The can has an easy to press down lid and it makes a large hissing sound as you dispense it. The idea is to spray it at the fly, around 30 - 15 cm away and it kills it. I'm not sure how it does this really but it looks like it sticks their wings together and then gases them. They end up legs up on the window sill and then I get them on a piece of paper to take outside.
It is making me feel quite disgusted as I suppose it is quite barbaric really. It is a quick and effective method of getting rid of flies though. I hate having big annoying blue bottles around, banging into windows and landing on my food so I do like to get rid of them. I am not very good at chasing round flies with newspapers and swiping at them and those fly swatters are just not that effective when you have a terrible aim. With this can you do not even need to be that close to your victim, just give it a spray and it usually disables it and it drops, a second directed spray will then finish it off. The spray has quite a large radius, it is more like a gas really so it spreads quite wide. This makes it easier to kill the prey.
What I hate about this spray is the smell, no wonder it kills flies as it chokes me too and fills the house with a horrible smell. It does fade though and thankfully it does not really leave any residue on the surfaces it touches. I would definitely recommend this product as it is always useful to have in. I had a massive wasp keeping me hostage in the bedroom the other day, luckily I managed to escape to collect my can of Raid. I took my revenge and the wasp lost!
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