Spectrum Brands Holdings has announced has announced upgraded scents for its Hot Shot® Ant, Roach & Spider Killer aerosols, which the company said are "newly reformulated with game-changing, complex fragrances formulated to mask that unmistakable bug spray smell."
It added that the improved scents provide an enhanced experience - bringing great insecticide results, but without the odour.
The new spray scents – Crisp Linen, Fresh Floral and Lemon – were developed in response to feedback from consumers, who indicated that the harsh chemical smell of traditional insect control products was instantly recognisable and unpleasant, according to the company.
The retooled formulas blend complementary notes to create three new household-friendly fragrance profiles that leave behind no harsh chemical smell, it said.
The new scents are:
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 company went on to say that the powerful formula eliminates 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, according to Spectrum. The sprays 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, added the firm.
"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, maker 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."
*Excluding harvester ants
**On non-porous surfaces; excluding spiders, fleas and carpenter, pharaoh and fire ants