EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer

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Insects make up the largest portion of annoying household pests all over the world. The likes of fleas, ants, termites, mosquitoes, and lice can all make life unbearable. The quest to keep these tiny but potentially disastrous creatures at bay has led to the widespread availability of products aimed at killing, repelling, or inhibiting their reproduction. One of these products is the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer.

Insect-control products are now a commonplace in most households. The sheer number of these products implies that potential customers face a wide range of choices when it comes to picking an insect control method. Is the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer any good? Our comprehensive review will evaluate its upsides, downsides, and whether it is a worthy purchase.

Overview

The EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer works in two distinct ways. The first involves eliminating ants upon contact, while the second consists of the disruption of insect trails. The latter ensures that insects such as ants cannot regroup or re-enter a particular area. The product’s attributes make it potentially suitable for both indoor and outdoor insect control.

Pros

  • Highly effective
  • Natural ingredients
  • Safe for pets and children
  • Short-lived scent

Cons

  • Quite pricey
  • Limited scent options
  • Strong scent
  • Spray tube is hard to operate

What is EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer Made of?

The EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer is produced from a plant-based, dermatologically-safe, and toxin-free insect neuron blocker. Its primary mode of action involves delivering active ingredients that penetrate insects’ exoskeleton and attack a very particular receptor that only exists in invertebrates’ bodies.
Insects such as ants usually leave a pheromone trail that can be easily followed by other ants. EcoRaider can potentially disrupt these trails and effectively reduce the presence of such insects in the house. All the product’s ingredients have a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) recognition, making the spray safe for use around children, pets, fish, and plants.

Our EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer review

We purchased and used the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer for a while. However, we know that every person might have different experiences with the product depending on numerous factors. In line with that, the scores, findings, and opinions expressed in this review are solely based on our experience with the product. Our review will be centered on user-related aspects of the insect killer, such as thickness, scent, ease of use, value for money, and overall effectiveness.

Scent (7.4/10)

The scent is probably one of the most important elements customers consider when purchasing an insect-control product. The EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer has a somewhat unpleasant smell. Although the packaging describes the spray as having a citrus smell, we did not find the scent to be particularly close to the conventional citrus smell. For the first time we used it, the smell was more of an intense turpentine-like variation. If you find the scent off-putting like us, feel free to open your windows and doors after using the product.

While the scent is unbearable in no way, it is indefinitely not one you would want to smell for long. With continued usage, we found the smell to be more like a concoction of herbs. Besides the scent being significantly strong, it also dissipates quite slowly and takes more than 6 hours to fade away completely. However, keep in mind that smells are subjective, and while we found the scent unpleasant, it might work for you. The spray itself has a milky white color, which turns clear after a while.

Thickness (8.6/10)

Liquid insect repellents vary in thickness and, as such, in their ease of spraying. The EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer is not thick and is therefore very easy to apply. Other alternatives containing thicker solutions often prove difficult to spray due to blockages or the need to dilute. The EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer is ready to spray straight out of the package.

When spraying, the nozzle gives off a fine mist, making it very easy to cover the entire intended area. The liquid’s density also ensures that a given amount of the product can be used for significantly long before requiring another purchase. Compared to most alternatives, the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer has among the best spray thicknesses.

Ease of Use (7.6/10)

When using the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer, our biggest qualm with its mode of action involved the container and nozzle’s overall design. The hose running inside the bottle is quite complicated, and the sprayer head rarely works as intended. We would often encounter a stuck nozzle forcing us to play around with the entire mechanism to try and get it to work. Additionally, the hose constantly leaked the liquid even when we weren’t using the product.

During one particular instance, the spring popped out, and the nozzle exploded when we tried to use the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer. We also encountered irritating encounters when the nozzle did not spray anything even after four or five attempts. When unstuck, though, the entire spray mechanism worked like a charm.

Effectiveness (8.5/10)

We had an ant problem in our kitchen around the time we purchased the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer. We were somewhat skeptical about using insecticides since we have many cats in the house and were concerned about their wellbeing. Upon purchase, we sprayed the ant killer around all the areas we had seen ants in the kitchen. We also sprayed slightly around our doorways.

A few hours later, we were pleasantly surprised to find numerous piles of dead ants on our kitchen floor and in other areas we had sprayed. The results exceeded what we had anticipated. The only downside to the product’s effectiveness is that its scope of effectiveness is limited to insects. It will, therefore, not be as effective against other bugs.

Another significant effectiveness-related upside of the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer is its child and pet-friendliness. Numerous insect control products are potentially detrimental to pets and children.

Value for Money (6.4/10)

While the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer excelled in thickness and effectiveness, we found it to have an overall poor value for money. This is primarily attributed to its price-volume ratio. The 16-ounce bottle, for example, is significantly pricey as compared to alternative products. For such an amount, one would expect more from the product than it currently offers.

Additionally, the product’s value for money is further reduced by the unreliable hose and nozzle operation. There are less pricey alternatives out there with more reliable spray mechanisms. Combined, the unreliable mechanism and significantly high price contribute to the low value for money score.

Final Verdict 7.7

After using an entire 16-ounce bottle of EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer, we found that the product scored very highly for its thickness and effectiveness but quite poorly on value for money. We would also say that there are undoubtedly better-smelling alternatives out there. If you can overlook the off-putting scent and look for a highly-effective insect control solution, look no further.

On the downside, we feel that the low value for money and average ease of use make the EcoRaider Ant Killer & Crawling Insect Killer a less appealing product. After comparing the spray’s upsides with its downsides, we gave it a final score of 7.7/10.

[FAQ’s] Consumer Questions & Answers

Will this product have any effect on squirrels?
No, the spray is only effective against insects. Squirrels will remain unharmed.

Does this spray damage granite countertops or wooden floors?
No, the spray did not harm our stone countertops or wooden floor. The only point to remember when using the spray indoors concerns its relatively strong smell.

Do I need to have to dilute this with water?
No, you do not have to dilute it. Screw the nozzle into the on position and start using it.

Will it the spray kill grass in my backyard?
The product does not kill grass; however, please keep in mind that it can burn some leaves when applied directly.

Is this product going to kill honey bees?
Yes, if you spray EcoRaider directly onto the bees, it is going to kill them.

7.7 Total Score

Scent
7.4
Thickness
8.6
Ease of Use
7.6
Effectiveness
8.5
Value for Money
6.4
PROS
  • Highly effective
  • Natural ingredients
  • Safe for pets and children
  • Short-lived scent
CONS
  • Quite pricey
  • Limited scent options
  • Strong scent
  • Spray tube is hard to operate
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