Should I wipe up the spray?

Depends on the Treatment & the product

If you are wondering if you should wipe up Baygon’ sprays after application, you are not alone. Hopefully we can help clear up any issues for you. It’s all about the objective of the treatment and the product you are using. For example, with Baygon® Cockroach Killer, if your aim is a quick kill of a cockroach that you see, wipe up any leftover residue. But if you want to kill other cockroaches that may be hiding away, spray any trails or cracks and crevices and let the spray dry.

Did you know?

A spray with a residual claim keeps killing unwanted ants or cockroaches, even when you are not watching. For example, Baygon® Cockroach Killer, kills the insects you see on contact. If you leave the spray and let it dry, it will keep killing cockroaches with residual action for up to 4 weeks as long as the insects come in contact with it.

Wipe up the spray if:
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  • Your goal is to kill just the one or two insects you just sprayed.
  • You did not aim correctly and sprayed in an area you did not mean to treat, or you sprayed more than you intended to.
  • You accidentally spilled the product.
  • The spray is in an area where someone might slip on it.
  • Your product does not have a residual killing effect. Check the product label to determine whether it has a residual effect.
Helpful Tips

Keep kids and pets out of the treated area until the spray product has dried. If you need to wipe down an area that you’ve sprayed or spilled, use warm soapy water and a paper towel. Also, be sure to read the product label for more information.


Helpful Tip

For spray flexibility, use Baygon® Cockroach & Killer with a special wand to get those hard-to-reach places like crevices, under the fridge or behind the cupboard. It keeps killing with residual action for up to 4 weeks.