Time was when it was much more common than it is now to deal with roaches and other insects. To that end, Johnson Wax (now SC Johnson) introduced their Raid line of bug sprays with a series of partially animated commercials. The second half of the ads usually showed a housewife demonstrating the product in the home and garden.
The earliest ads, which began in 1956, were directed by cartoon legend Fred "Tex" Avery, who has also been credited by some sources with helming the following item from 1969, though the character designs might actually be the work of another artist, such as Jack Davis, who for years was a contributor to Mad Magazine & TV Guide. Two more cartoon legends, Paul Frees & Mel Blanc, are the voices of the bugs in this "Easy Rider" parody, narrated by actor William Schallert (ex-The Patty Duke Show).