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Guess Who’s Coming Home for the Holidays? Bugs!

Cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere is right around the corner, which means families will be spending more time indoors – but so will insects. Insects are poikilothermic, which means their body temperature fluctuates with and is similar to the temperature of their environment.

Cooler weather can bring insects indoors. They can seek shelter by migrating underground or invading our homes in search of warmer temperatures. Spiders, bugs, ants and roaches are just a few common insects that make their way indoors as temperatures begin to drop.1 Wherever you are this season, it’s important to take proper precautions to prevent indoor infestations by keeping areas clean, eliminating moisture, decluttering and blocking entry points.

AccuWeather Pest Index:
In 2021, we partnered with AccuWeather, the most accurate weather source, to launch the first-of-its-kind Pest Index. The tool, created by AccuWeather and developed for a seasonal activation with SC Johnson, used the power of science to help consumers avoid pests outside and at home. The Pest Index uses data points about location, weather and insect behavior to offer real-time predictions about potential pest activity on a local level, so that consumers can plan accordingly.

Here are three products our entomologists recommend using:

Raid® Essentials Multi-Insect Killer 
Raid Essentials is made with essential oils, and is specifically designed to kill bugs, such as ants, roaches and spiders. Plus, the convenient trigger spray makes it easy to target bugs when used as directed. 
Raid® Ant & Roach Killer
This easy-to-use spray can be applied in cracks around baseboards and other roach hiding places. To eliminate ants, spray on ant trails, around doors, windows and wherever ants enter the house.
Raid® MAX Perimeter Protection 
This product kills a wide range of bugs and creates a consistent barrier thanks to its effective and reliable formula. For both indoor and outdoor use – it's a roach killer, ant killer, mosquito killer, tick killer and spider killer that is also effective against many other bugs, all in one spray when used as directed.
For over 60 years, entomologists from SC Johnson’s Institute of Insect Science for Family and Health have been dedicated to developing trusted Raid® products to protect you and your family from insects that may carry diseases. Visit Raid® for more information about common pests and products that can be used to manage them – and remember to use as directed.