How do I identify bugs?


The first step to solving a pest problem is figuring out exactly what kind of critter you’re dealing with. An incorrect identification can lead to an incorrect treatment, which more than likely won’t lead to the results you’re hoping for. So let’s figure out what you’re dealing with first!

Don’t Cry. Identify!

Just like diagnosing a problem with your car, correctly identifying what is causing the problem is the first step in solving it! Our Bug ID Tool asks you a series of questions to accurately identify what kind of bug is most likely causing your problem.

Why Identify?

Here’s Why Correct Identification is Important:

  1. Different bugs require different treatment.
  2. Some bug problems are more serious than others, so it allows you to tailor a solution to your problem.
  3. You can learn the right areas to treat for a particular bug.
  4. You’ll know how to time your treatments or re-treatments.
  5. Some treatments cost more than others, so correctly identifying the bugs that are causing you problems can save time, effort, and money.
Additional Resources

If our Bug ID Tool doesn’t give the results you’re looking for, here are a few other resources to properly identify and treat your bug problem!

System Creator

Q&A Page

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The Raid® Defence System uses a combination of product options and tips that work together to better battle bugs in your home. Each System is customized, so you can ATTACK and CONTROL bugs with ease.