Using Total Release Aerosols or "Bug Bombs" can be an integral part of a pest control program for certain types of insects, when used properly in combination with other targeted treatment efforts. For advanced or established insect populations, however, bug bombs alone are unlikely to entirely resolve most infestations.
The effectiveness of any bug bomb treatment depends upon several factors, including what type of pest is being targeted and what the environment is comprised of. Crawling insects with the capacity to seek refuge outside of the treatment zone may be minimally impacted by these treatment efforts. Certain flying insects, particularly in confined spaces, might be entirely knocked out. Although it is sometimes easy to rush into a bug bomb application due to its ease of application and potential for an immediate kill, understanding how different insects may respond to the application will help customize the treatment approach in a way that ensures better results.
Word of caution: many bug bombs contain petroleum distillates, which are likely to include flammable components. Before making a bug bomb application, be sure to read the label entirely for application restrictions and instructions along with any required personal protective equipment. Flammable products may require use away from pilot lights or other open flames within a structure, or in some instances extinguishing those open flames altogether.
Pest Control Everything provides access to some of the most widely used total release aerosols in the pest control industry. For questions regarding proper usage of these products, please contact a licensed professional exterminator in your area.