What are Bug Bombs?

Learn what a Bug Bomb is: Is it a Disastrous Bed Bugs Treatments?

what are bug bombs imageBed bug infestations can be infuriating. No matter what you do, no matter what you try, getting rid of these nasty little buggers is a shining example of an exercise in futility. But before you run out to buy that next “miracle” bed bug removal product, commonly known as the bug bomb.

The technical term is total release foggers.  The pesticide is a  normally contained as an aerosol spray that releases the harmful contents out into a room all at once in order to fumigate a large surface area. A bug bomb is used to kill cockroaches, bed bugs, and fleas. You had best think twice though if you want to really rid pests from your home.  Check out the reasons below on why you should skip the bug bomb isle. These bug treatments are far more trouble than they’re worth.

Here’s why bug bombs don’t work:

Bug bombs can’t penetrate hard-to- reach-areas Bug bombs, or foggers, use an aerosol propellant, filling an open area with pesticide. A fine mist will settle on the surface, killing bed bugs that come in contact with it. Sounds great, right? Well the problem here is that most bed bugs aren’t out in the open, roaming around your bedroom for all to see.

Bed bugs are elusive pests. They’ll hide in the tiniest of cracks and crevices, only emerging to feast on your blood while you sleep. So, bug bombs might work well on a few stragglers out for a stroll, they’re useless at getting into those hard-to- reach areas where bed bugs are hiding.

Do Bug bombs spread the infestation?

Yikes! It’s bad enough to have a bed bug infestation. The last thing any North Vancouver homeowner wants is to make that problem worse. But that is exactly what can happen when you use a bug bomb.

Bed bugs normally like to hang out close to their food source— a.k.a you! If you are lucky enough, your bed bug issue will be concentrated in the bedroom. But what do you suppose will happen if you set off a bug bomb? Yup, you guess it. Those creepy critters are going to scatter, dispersing into other areas of your home. As bed bugs continue to spread, they’ll burrow deeper into your home, making them even harder to kill.

Do Bug bombs increase pesticide resistance?

Bed bugs can become resistant to the active ingredient found in bug bombs. Even if you do manage to kill off a few of them, these resilient bloodsuckers can build up an immunity to the pesticide. The result? Bed bugs emerge even stronger, capable of restoring their population in matter of mere days.

If you are thinking about using a bug bomb (or any other useless bed bug contraption for that matter), STOP. Before you do anything else yourself, contact an experienced exterminator. They have all the latest pest control treatments and techniques to effectively eradicate bed bugs fast.

Are you wasting your time and money with bug bombs?

what are bug bombs testimonialEssentially yes you are wasting your time and money on bug bombs.  The professional pest control staff at Solutions Pest Control, use safe, reliable bed bug treatment plans, custom-tailored to meet your specific pest removal needs.

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