Cockroach bombs can be easily found on the market and widely used as a do it yourself roach infestation treatment method. Just like many other pesticides, cockroach bombs have cons and pros, and are only effective if they are used correctly.
How do foggers work and the cautions for the use of roach bombs will help you to get the best results from a cockroach bomb treatment. In this post, we’ll cover the answers to the following questions:
How much are cockroach bombs?
Foggers are not the most expensive method of roach treatment. Despite, you can find major cockroach bomb brands within a range of $5 to $20, depending on the type and amount:
How do cockroach bombs work?
Foggers are usually used by placing it to the center of a room, preferably on a stand like a chair or table, and activated by breaking off the tab on the cap. Once activated, the fog is released into the air followed by a falling down to floor, countertops and many other surfaces with gravity.
For a better solution, most cockroach bomb brands recommended to open cabinet and cupboard doors, drawers and closets for the fog to reach to. Considering the way how the cockroach bombs work, it is more likely that the aerosol will not penetrate through the cracks and crevices as it may sit more likely on surface areas.
How effective are cockroach bombs?
Cockroach bombs, which are also known as foggers, are easy to use, but unfortunately they are not as effective as they sound like as a standalone roach killer. Although, most of the foggers on the market indicate that they can penetrate into cracks and crevices to kill cockroaches, actually it is not the fact. First of all, they are not recommended for using in small confined areas, like cabinets and closets, which makes the reaching capacity of the fog limited.
Cockroaches hide in crevices and darker areas, which the cockroach bomb fog may not reach to. If you have roaches that are visible to you throughout the day time, that’s the sign of an infested house, which means there are hundreds of cockroaches hiding behind the walls, or hiding in deep crevices.
For an effective roach control, cockroach bombs and foggers should be used as an additional product to the other roach killers and control methods. Other wise, using the fogger as the only treatment method will not help you to get rid of roaches.
How to use cockroach bomb?
Before using a cockroach bomb, you should always read and follow label directions for safe use of it. Besides their limited effectiveness, the foggers pose lot of risks to you, pests or even to your home when used improperly.
Let’s have a look at basic steps of using cockroach bombs:
- You should remove people and pets away from home, including toys, aquarium, etc.
- Foggers should not be used in small confined areas, cabinets, under counters, tables
- All flames and pilot lights should be turned off
- All flames should be extinguished and fan, air conditioned and pilot light should be turned off
- No food, dishes, utensils and food processing equipment should be left in room where the treatment will be applied. If you cannot remove them, they should be covered.
- Cabinets doors, drawers and closets should be opened
- Doors and windows should be closed during the application
- Label instructions of the product you have should be carefully read and followed
We highly recommend you to have some time to read the EPA website regarding the safety precautions for total release foggers, which also includes helpful videos about vacating the treated residence after cockroach bomb application and keeping the roach foggers away from possible ignition sources.