What bed bug bombs can I use for my home?
Bug bombs, also known as foggers, are largely ineffective against bed bugs. Ohio State University's Department of Entomology tested the effectiveness of major bug bomb brands, and found that the bombs had little to no effect on all strands of bed bugs they tested on.
There are two reasons why bug bombs won't work on a bed bug infestation. First, they usually use synthetic pyrethroids as their active ingredient. Most modern strains of bed bugs have grown resistant to pyrethroids. Second, bug bombs and foggers fill open spaces with insecticide, but aren't good for penetrating deep into walls and furniture. Since bed bugs are very good hiders, they may be hiding beyond the reach of the chemicals.
Can bed bugs travel from apartment to apartment?
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How long does it take for commercial sprays to kill bedbugs?
How can I get rid of bed bugs on a budget?
Can bed bugs live in my hair or on my body?
What off-the-shelf products can I use against bed bugs?
How do I diagnose a bed bug bite?
Can bed bugs hide in leather or vinyl furniture?
Can bed bugs travel in a car?
Can bed bugs cause rashes?
What does the EPA say about bed bugs?
What are some ways to get rid of bedbugs?
How do you get bed bug bites?
What are signs of bed bugs?
Can bed bugs hide in skin?
How long do bed bugs live?
Is there a bed bug epidemic?
How small is a bed bug?
What is a bed bug mattress cover?
What are bed bug bites?
How can I find bed bugs?
I found brown bugs in my bed. How can I know if they're bed bugs?
What are the bed bug stages of life?
How can I prevent a bed bug reinfestation?