CrossFire bed bug concentrate is the latest and greatest formula used by pest management professionals. Unlike other products on the market, CrossFire is designed and labeled exclusively for use against bed bugs. Insecticide concentrates present a great value for high-volume users, but homeowners and property managers don’t always want to measure and mix insecticides with water in a tank; they’d much prefer to use an aerosol product that’s ready to work right away. That’s why MGK came out with CrossFire Aerosol: this is the same leading formula in a convenient aerosol package. No measuring or mixing needed. Just grab a can, shake it up, and start treating.
Dual action formula
CrossFire is the latest bed bug formula from MGK, and has been in development for years. It combines two active ingredients with an insecticide synergist for a potent dual-action effect. The contact killer, metofluthrin, is synergized with PBO to prevent recovery by bed bugs that are resistant to pyrethroids. Clothianidin is the residual, and was to break down very slowly, allowing it to stay effective for months.
Both chemicals penetrate the bed bugs’ exoskeleton and attack their central nervous system. This causes their nervous system to overreact, causing paralysis then death. CrossFire is non-repellant, and kills within 5 minutes of exposure. It’s also been proven effective against resistant strains of bed bugs and their eggs.
What’s interesting is that CrossFire is currently the only aerosol product we offer that doesn’t have a signal word on its label. This means that CrossFire’s ingredients are considered to have minimal toxicity to humans. Even so, we still recommend that you follow the basic safety guidelines suggested by the EPA and the manufacturer. This includes taking care to keep the chemicals off your skin and out of your eyes and mouth.
Using CrossFire Aerosol
CrossFire Aerosol comes with a high-volume jet nozzle and a low-volume tube attachment. For spot treatments, hold the nozzle about a foot away from the treatment surface and spray for about 2 seconds per foot. For cracks and crevices, use the low-volume tube attachment and insert the injector tip into the space, then spray to fill the void.
Apply CrossFire to cracks and crevices, like on or around baseboards, floorboards, bed frames, headboards, furniture, door and window frames, closets, beneath floor coverings, and the edges of the carpet. CrossFire can also be applied directly to the seams and folds of your mattress and box spring. Spray until the fabric is damp but not wet, and wait for the bed to dry before you put your linens back on. Make sure that you read and follow the product label and MSDS for safe and effective usage.
For best results, combine CrossFire Aerosol with other pest management tactics, such as thorough inspection and non-chemical treatment methods like vacuuming, steaming, and heating. You’ll also want to protect your bed with certified bed bug proof mattress, box spring, and pillow encasements, and isolate your bed frame with ClimbUp Interceptors. For a complete guide to a professional-grade bed bug treatment, check out our proven 4-step solution.
CrossFire Aerosol will be the new standard for home bed bug treatment tools. Alongside other methods, using CrossFire will greatly increase your chances of success, thanks to its synergized, resistance-fighting formula and its super-long residual effect. There’s no such thing as a silver bullet for bed bug treatments, but the latest development trend is producing results that come pretty close. CrossFire is the latest fruit of that trend, and we highly recommend it.