Fogging for bedbugs is a process of setting off a containerized liquid chemical and atomizing the chemical into the air. A liquid chemical is turned into tiny little droplets that float around on the air currents, then fall to the ground. If the chemical happens to come in contact with a bed bug, it just MIGHT kill it. Foggers also known as "bug bombs" are convenient but are seldom effective against indoor pest, especially bedbugs.
The quick answer is NO. I'm sorry to say, bedbug foggers are not effective at all. Sure you may kill a few bedbugs, but it won't fix your problem. The fallout from fogging will end up on your children toys, you kitchen counter top, your floors (where your children and animals walk and crawl). Fogging for bedbugs can in some cases make the problem worse. The eggs from bedbugs will not even be affected. Control will not be achieved.
Foggers can be purchased directly from a hardware store by just about anyone and set off inside your home with little to no regulation. Fumigation using Vikane gas can only be applied by a licensed pest control operator with a special license in fumigation. Not all pest control operator have the proper licensing to apply Vikane gas. Vikane, the fumigant used for bedbugs is regulated by the department of Ag, and have restrictions on its use. Vikane is a restricted use pesticide opposed to foggers which have very little restriction.
Fumigating for bedbugs in Kansas City is the number one way to 100% eliminate bedbugs from your home, moving truck or car. Fumigation for bedbugs is not even close to the same thing as fogging for bedbugs. Vikane gas, also know as "Sulfuryl Fluoride" is a gas not a fog. It will penetrate every square centimeter and move into and through every crack and crevice of what is being fumigated. Leaving no place for any bedbugs to hide. Even the eggs of a bedbug will be found and destroyed.
Using Vikane gas fumigant eliminates the need to search for and repeatedly treat the many hiding places of bed bugs. Vikane finds the bedbugs by penetrating into all cracks, crevices and other spaces. To solve the bedbug problem in your home, moving truck or car all traces of bedbugs need to be found and treated. Bed bugs are not resistant to Vikane gas, as they are with other chemicals and fogs. 50 years of science has proven that fact. Fumigating for bedbugs using Vikane gas is a proven way to give you peace of mind over using foggers.
Vikane gas works to kill bedbugs by filling the entire space being fumigated and penetrating through all objects in the home, moving truck and car. As the fumigant is released into the space being fumigated, our company will monitor for any leaking of gas outside the fumigated structure. We will then hold the fumigant for an 18 hour time frame. The home must then be open and fans blowing for a minimum of 8 hours or until all areas in the home have 1 ppm of Vikane gas or less.
Fogging for bedbugs: Messy, leaves a residue to wipe up, can contaminate toys, dishes and counter tops, they do not work
Fumigation for bedbugs: Clean, leaves no residue to wipe up, will not contaminate toys, dishes or counter tops, is 100% effective against bedbug eggs, nymphs and adults.