Hot Shot Insect Control launches upgraded aerosol scents

Written on: May 12, 2023 by SprayTM

Hot Shot Ant, Roach & Spider Killer aerosols from Specttrum Brands have been newly reformulated with fragrances designed to mask that “unmistakable bug spray smell.” The improved scents provide an enhanced experience with the same  results consumers have come to expect from Hot Shot insecticides—without the odor.

Hot Shot Ant, Roach & Spider Killer aerosols feature three new complex fragrances—Crisp Linen, Fresh Floral and Lemon—formulated to provide the same results without any harsh smell.

The new spray scents – Crisp Linen, Fresh Floral and Lemon – were developed in response to feedback from consumers, who indicated that the harsh smell of traditional insect control products was instantly recognizable and unpleasant. The retooled formulas blend complementary notes to create three new household-friendly fragrance profiles.
  • CRISP LINEN A fresh, clean, sophisticated scent with a warm blend of ozonic, amber and musk notes – a new addition to the Hot Shot Ant, Roach & Spider Killer lineup
  • FRESH FLORAL Inspired by nature, this vibrant scent blends aromatic lavender and eucalyptus fragrances with the natural freshness of geranium and sage scents
  • LEMON Fresh citronella scent is mixed with uplifting lemon verbena, refreshing eucalyptus and cool mint notes

The powerful formula knocks down insects in seconds, kills ants, roaches, spiders and other listed insects on contact, and keeps killing for up to three months. The spray dries quickly to leave no oily, sticky residue behind. It can be used indoors as a spot treatment along baseboards, in cracks and crevices and around pipes and plumbing, or used outdoors around doors, windows, patios or other areas insects may enter.

“Our improved ant, roach and spider formula isn’t your typical insecticide,” said Javier Andrade-Marin, President of the Spectrum Brands Home & Garden business unit, manufacturer of Hot Shot insect control products.

“These complex scents address a common consumer drawback of treating for insects around the home to make it a little more pleasant to get the job done,” he said.

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