What is the difference between Fogging for Bedbugs and Fumigating for Bedbugs in Kansas City?

fumigating for bedbugs in Kansas City

Fogging for bedbugs

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 the indoor pest, especially bedbugs.

Is there a good fog to kill bedbugs out there?

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’s toys, your 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 fumigation license. Not all pest control operators have the proper licensing to apply Vikane gas. Vikane, the fumigant used for bedbugs, is regulated by the Department of Ag and has restrictions on its use. Vikane is a restricted use pesticide as opposed to foggers, which have a minimal restriction.

Fumigation for bedbugs in Kansas City

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 known 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.

How does using Vikane gas work to kill bedbugs in my  Kansas City home, moving truck or car?

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 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 overusing 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.

Summary between fogging vs. fumigating for bedbugs in Kansas City

Fogging for bedbugs:  Messy leaves a residue to wipe up, can contaminate toys, dishes, and countertops; they do not work.
Fumigation for bedbugs: Clean, leaves no residue to wipe up, will not contaminate toys, dishes, or countertops, is 100% effective against bedbug eggs, nymphs and adults. 

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