Raid (insecticide)

Raid is a renowned brand name in the insecticide industry, produced by S. C. Johnson & Son.

Since its inception in 1956, Raid has been committed to providing effective solutions for pest control. With a wide range of products targeting specific invertebrate species.

The inception of Raid and its initial active ingredient

Raid was first launched by S. C. Johnson & Son in 1956.

The initial active ingredient in Raid was allethrin, the first synthetic pyrethroid. Allethrin was a revolutionary compound at the time, marking a significant advancement in the field of insecticides.

Evolution of Raid’s product line and introduction of new active ingredients

Over the years, Raid has expanded its product line to target specific invertebrate species. This expansion has been accompanied by the introduction of other active agents.

For instance, some Raid derivatives contain cyfluthrin, another pyrethroid, which is more toxic. As of 2019, Raid Ant & Roach Killer contains pyrethroids, imiprothrin, and cypermethrin.

Other products in the Raid line contain active ingredients such as tetramethrin, prallethrin, and permethrin.