A house using insecticide fogging in Central TN - The Bug Man

Some people prefer to take pest problems on themselves. This can absolutely work in cases of minor infestations! However, if you do try to handle a pest outbreak on your own, you have to be sure that you’re aware of the dangers associated with DIY pest control.

One of the commercial options for at-home pest control is buying “bug bombs.” Not only are these fogging products ineffective, they can actually be very dangerous, putting you, your family, and your pets’ health at risk. Read on for The Bug Man’’s advice on why bug bombs are not the solution you need.

What Are Bug Bombs?

For those who don’t know, bug bombs are airborne insecticide products that are designed to kill active insects in areas that they are set off in. Otherwise known as fogging, setting off bug bombs has worked for some people before, but there are many issues with the technique as a whole. Take, for instance, these flaws in their effectiveness:

  1. Bug bombs can only handle active bugs that they reach. There is no residual effect after the insecticide is cleared from the air.
  2. The fog will not reach deep into cracks and crevices, where pests like to hide. When a bug bomb is set off, pests retreat into holes in the walls, cracks in the siding, mattresses and furniture.
  3. Fogging products are not specialized to take care of certain kinds of insects. They are made to target pests in general, which can make them ineffective against certain kinds of bugs.

Are Bug Bombs Safe?

On top of their inconsistencies in effectiveness, bug bombs can put your family and your property in danger. We have heard many reports of extensive amounts of property damage being caused as a result of bug bomb mishaps, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth. Bug bombs make use of aerosols, which are flammable and can lead to small explosions.

Much more commonly, though, bug bombs can cause serious health risks. Improper use or overexposure can both lead to respiratory issues, vomiting, nausea, and rashes. In extreme cases of misuse, hospitalization may be necessary.

Reliable Pest Control in Central TN

In general, it is always best to leave your pest control needs to experts who have experience dealing with pests in a specified and controlled manner. Professional pest control technicians are trained to use particular products and techniques based on their findings through diligent inspection. Each treatment conducted with The Bug Man is unique and tailored to our customer’s individual needs. To find out more about our services or for a free quote on pest control, contact us today!

Reasons Why Bug Bombs Aren’t Effective in Central Tennessee

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