NJ pest control specialists have known for quite some time that foggers and bug bombs are ineffective treatment methods for the treatment of bed bug infestations. Countless New Jersey residents have tried this remedy only to find that the tenacious pests persist to suck their blood night after night.
In many cases, using foggers and bug bombs is not only ineffective, it actually makes a bed bug infestation worse! Bed bugs, like cockroaches, have good survival techniques. They are able to detect the poisonous gas from this type of treatment method. Once they detect it, they will high-tale it out of the area that they are holed up in. This in turn causes the infestation to spread into other rooms, or even other apartments or condos when it is a multi-unit building.
Here’s an interesting bug bomb story for you…
The Bangor Daily News reported on August 22, 2012 that firefighters were called to the scene of a suspected fire in Portland, Maine. It appeared that a historic building, which is now converted to apartment units, was going up in smoke. Reports are that three fire trucks arrived onto the scene and safely cleared out the building of all of the residents.
The good news is that no fire was actually found within the historic building. Upon inspection of the site, firefighters were finally able to determine that a resident had pulled the alarm as he/she mistakenly thought that the plumes of “smoke” being emitted from one particular apartment were not plumes of actual smoke from a fire. Instead the plumes were caused by the resident who was using a bug bomb/fogger to try to kill the bed bugs that infested the unit.
No harm, no foul. It was a case of mistaken identity…but without a doubt; those bed bugs surely survived the ordeal. Hopefully someone has hooked the resident up with a licensed pest control professional with experience in bed bug eradication!