Friday, November 30, 2012

Do Bug Bombs Work?

Yes and no. Insect foggers or bug bombs as some people call them serve the purpose of releasing a "fog" of contact killing pesticide into the air with the hopes that it will contact bugs in areas that you couldn't get to while just spraying.

Foggers, while initially effective, often times push roaches into deeper hiding where the fog will not reach, causing roaches to re-infest an area a few weeks down the line. They usually won't affect insect eggs either, making the problem tough to get rid of by just using the bug bombs.

Insect foggers are also dangerous is misused. They can be extremely flammable and explosive and if not set off correctly it will combust.

The best way to use a fogger is as a tool in an overall program. Professionals will use a fogger to flush out the roaches and get them running. Before they set the bug bomb off they will put down a residual product around the perimeter and in cracks and crevices. Then the roaches or insect will run across the residual product and die.

One good application for a fogger is if you are dealing with large numbers of flying insects. A good fog can knock that problem down fairly quickly.

90 comments:

Vanessa Chipner said...

Thanks for sharing this! I was thinking about getting some bug bombs to take care of a pest control problem I have, if they end up not working I will have to hire a pest control in Edmonton to do the job.

DarrenEPB said...

I would generally steer clear of any bug bombs and would only use a fogging machine for very specific treatments. As mentioned, these can in fact push the insect into the walls.

Josh said...

I use a company that doesn't use foggers. They actually just do the entrances like doors and windows. fumigation can sometimes be harmful.

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Josh said...

I use a company that doesn't use foggers. They actually just do the entrances like doors and windows. fumigation can sometimes be harmful.

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Josh said...

I use a company that doesn't use foggers. They actually just do the entrances like doors and windows. fumigation can sometimes be harmful.

Bill Shields said...

This makes pest control a lot easier. Stupid bugs. They need to stay off my property, and make my life a whole lot easier and less irritated.

Anonymous said...

When bug bombs don't work, try the professionals. Pest control is something not to be messed with. The poisons can make you sick if you do it wrong.

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wrightrichard007 said...

Thanks for this article. I didn't think bug bombs really worked until a Salt Lake City exterminator proved it to me! My house has been bug free for 2 years now ha.

Anonymous said...

So I have bee traps to control my carpenter bee problem, but I'm not sure if it'll completely take care of the problem. Any other pest control ideas to completely eradicate the problem?

Suzy Frame said...

This is a super interesting blog! I had no clue there was so much to know about pest control and all the different pests you can have troubles with. Can you tell me where I can find more information like this and the variety of type of bugs? Thanks!

Surprise Pest Control said...

We appreciate that you mentioned the possible dangers of using foggers or bug bombs. Especially those who have small children or pets need to take extra precaution that the area that is be fogged are completely sealed off for at least the recommended amount of time described on the fogger. We recommend leaving the house completely for the prescribed amount of time. Here at Surprise Pest Control, we use proper precaution whenever using any type of fogger to take care of customer’s extermination needs.

Toby Crane said...

I don't know if the work for good. You might have to do it more than once. The pest control near South Florida is what will actually get rid of it forever.

Jess Toons said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information. I have tried the "bug bombs" and still had problems. This explains why. I am just going to buckle down and call pest control services to take care of it. I don't want to do something wrong and make my kids sick.

Whitney Williams said...

Thanks for sharing this information! Do you know of any good places for pest control in Houston?

Rod Lucas said...

I think that these pest elimination services is the way to go to terminate any pest.

Sean Valjean said...

Do bug bombs also help with rodent control?

mattloves said...

They can work but its best just to call your local pest control company, cause they are cheap and efficient

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tyleragent said...

Thanks for the post, and I suggest that if you've never used a bug bomb before. Then I suggest that you call pest control so they can properly show you how to use one. Because that's what me and my wife had to do when we had our spider problem.

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Kikidi Stiles said...

The exterminators in Vancouver use them all the time. They say it is one of the better methods.

Frank Malone said...

"Bug bombs" can be useful in situations where it is not easy to reach with a liquid sprayer. For instance to get rid of Cluster Flies in attic spaces in the winter.

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jake ostler said...

Are bug bombs used very much. I'm wondering if any of the companies that do pest control North Attleboro ma would use bug bombs.

Thiago daLuz said...

I've never been a believer in bug bombs. In fact, I agree with the guy who does my pest control in Vancouver, if you think you have to resort to a bug bomb, its more likely that you are too lazy to maintain a bug free environment than that you REALLY need a bug bomb. Obviously, not a rule, but my own thoughts.

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Arya Stark said...

We have an ant infestation! Seriously! I woke up and I have little red bumps all over! They're horrible! I tried to spray the doorframes but I think we're calling pest control in Houston first thing!

Jason Strong said...

Thanks for the post! I've been trying to find a place that does pest control in Abbotsford. Any suggestions?

Michelle Thornton said...

Thank you for the information about bug bombs. It is really interesting to me, we have used bug bombs a few times and I never realized any of these things. Are you suggesting the best way to use a bug bomb is to have pest control in West Vancouver help me? I never knew!

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Thanks for the very nice pest control Information. And I agree with they are really harmful for health. To keep them mean you are living with the small bomb. Try to keep in touch with good pest control service.

Michael Jefferies said...

Possibly, however I'd leave it to the home pest control at Fort Walton in Beach, FL. They'd know far more than I would.

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Ronald White said...

The pest control in North Vancouver use foggers quite a bit and they seem to do the job!

Ronald White said...

From what I have heard bug bombs do work pretty well. That's how I go about pest control in vancouver.

William Walker said...

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William Walker said...

I have never heard of bug bombs before. That is super cool! I try to help with pest control in Arizona. Thanks for the tips and info. Keep it up!

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Joe THE brooklyn bug man said...

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Mia Hart said...

In my house we have a major ant infestation and we need to get it taken care of. Do you happen to know of any places that do ant pest control in Utah? Please let me know, thanks.

Mia Hart said...

In my house we have a major ant infestation and we need to get it taken care of. Do you happen to know of any places that do ant pest control in Utah? Please let me know, thanks.

Shelly Slader said...

I have so many ants in my kitchen! I don't know if that is something I would call pest control in Provo for or not? All I know is I want them gone!

Victoria Elizabeth said...

I appreciate your thoughts and comments! I have used bug bombs before and was not sure if they were working or not, so this was insightful. Have you heard anything about exterminators cincinnati oh? I would appreciate the advice! Thanks.

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jensmott said...

I agree. It's good to try your own remedies, but really, it's not good to mess with chemicals you don't know about. Exterminators in Vancouver are not too expensive, so look around your area because you may be surprised.

Abed Nadier said...

I'm thinking of hiring a Long Island exterminating company to get rid of all the bugs in my house. I tried a bug bomb but I guess the one I got wasn't high quality so it didn't work as well.

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Elisa Jed said...

I have had good experiences with bug bombs - just don't be supprised to find half dead bugs crawling out within the next few days. But for the more extensive bug problems I have had to get a company that did home pest control in Fort Walton Beach Fl. I guess it just depends on the types of bugs and the extent.

Bill Stewart said...

I remember my family using bug bombs since I was a little kid. If I am looking for green pest control in Seattle do you think bug bombs would qualify?

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Samwise Gamgee said...

Thanks for sharing. My exterminators in Houston, TX wanted to use the bug bomb and I had no idea if it was good or bad.

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Hilary Kimbel said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I have been trying to find a great pest control in West Vancouver... Would this work there?

Elisa Jed said...

From my experience, they do help with the smaller bugs. Not right away, but expect to have half dead bugs show themselves to you within the next few days. So far, that is one of the best methods of pest control in North Vancouver.

tyleragent said...

Thanks for the post, and I heard that for when it comes to pest management I guess that bug bombs could work you just have to be careful about them.

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I have been having a hard time deciding whether or not i want to do this pest control myself. I decided that if it's seems to complicated or things like bug bombs dont work i will find help.

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Jason Knight said...

That is interesting, I wander if the pest management services here in Vancouver do bug bombs. I have a friend who ad them bug bomb his home years ago.

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