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  1. Joannobugs

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Dec 8 2009 11:19:12
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    I was told that by using a Fogger it won't do the job and possibly make things worse.
    They did not explain how it would make things worse.
    Anyone out there that can?
    It would be greatly appreciated.
    Tks!

  2. bugfreebed

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Dec 8 2009 12:21:58
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    Long story short the active pesticides in foggers most BB have a resistance to so it will only aggravate them and cause them to spread and hide more .

  3. cilecto

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Dec 8 2009 13:38:32
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    AFAIK, the fogs do not penetrate deeply enough into crevices where BB harbor and may drive BB deeper and to your neighbors (or to you).

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
    - Psalms 91:5-7

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  4. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Dec 8 2009 14:57:31
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    Hi,

    I can confirm thatt he reason why foggers do not work has more to do with physics than the active ingredients. Basically the foggers produce a gas of insecticides which in an ideal world would evenly diffuse until to deliver a lethal dose of active ingredient to the bed bugs. The problem however lies in where bed bugs hide, often deep within cracks and crevices where the gas does not penetrate.

    This is due mainly to some complex physics / chemistry combining Brownian motion (the diffusing of atoms of gases) and a principle called the "edge effect" where gas exchange does not work too well in "cul de sac's" or one side open tubes. As the gas atoms attempts to randomly circulate and enter the area they meet resistance for the gas atoms already there which doe not let they pass.

    We have noted a significant tolerance to the active ingredients as well and the use of foggers has been noted to spread bed bugs out of one area and into adjoining rooms.

    In short don't use them. Link to the main source paper below:

    http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef643.asp

    Sadly you will see that the paper was written in 1999 and it's information is not as widely known as it should be. I have personally sent copies to all fogger sellers in the UK that we are aware of and yet they still sell the product. But hey ho that's the thing about ethics its a personal choice.

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  5. soscared

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Dec 8 2009 15:45:12
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    Is this true even for the misting spray "Vampyre"? Ingredients are Pyrethrins and Pyperonyl butoxide. My PCO insisted that this is not the same as a fogger, that it's good in combination with the crack and crevice treatments, etc. Is that true?


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