4 Stars By oxygin on 2012-09-10
You Need a 1-2 Punch!
I wanted to pass on what I've learned about foggers ...
There are two types of foggers out there (I've been trying to get rid of fleas but this applies to other bugs). The first type is an *insecticide* that kills adult bugs. These typically will contain a neurotoxon like pyrethrin (derived from the chrysanthemum) or a synthetic version such as permethrin, cypermethrin, tetremethrin, etc.
The second type of fogger is not an insecticide but a *growth inhibitor* that keeps the larvae of the bug from maturing into an adult which then kills them. These inhibitors will not kill the adult bugs but are intended for the eggs and subsequent larvae. Two common chemicals used to do this are methoprene and nylar.
Your best strategy is to take a TWO-pronged approach:
1. FIRST, use a fogger with an insecticide to kill the adult bugs.
2. SECOND, use a fogger with a growth inhibitor to kill the larvae when they hatch from their eggs.
I should add that Raid sells a fogger that is similar to this product called "Raid Max Concentrated Deep Reach Fogger" in a blue box. As far as I can tell, it's the same as this product only each can is 2.1 oz instead of 1.5 oz (for bigger rooms).
Also, nylar doesn't break down very readily in sunlight whereas methoprene does ... so if you're fogging a room that gets lots of direct sunlight, you might want to try a fogger containing nylar for punch number two. Hot Shot has a nylar-based fogger.
Finally, RAID offers a 1-2 punch in a single fogger called "Raid Flea Killer Plus Fogger". It contains both pyrethrins and methoprene. This might be a more economical and time-saving approach compared to using two different foggers. However, I noticed the active ingredient concentrations aren't as high as the standalone foggers so you might want to try the dual-fogger approach for heavier infestations.
5 Stars By Hoonerific on 2014-08-02
My shed was overrun with black widow spiders. This killed them. I was able to call off the airstrike.
3 Stars By BeBeautiful2 on 2017-11-03
Easy to use but didn't kill the bugs like we thought it would.
We bought 2 sets of these and just can't get rid of the bugs. Our home is cleaned nightly, so not sure why we even have bugs, but this is not even cutting it. We put them off in the kitchen multiple times and left the home for a few days - while we traveled. Came back, thinking it worked. But by night time, the dang bugs we're all over the place. We did have some die, but it was just not enough.
We even did the traps on the counter-top and the bugs just walk around it. They didn't even go in the little Raid houses.
We really liked the easiness of the product, but doesn't seem to work for every bug. We continue to do these, but need to find a new option.
5 Stars By someonewhocares on 2016-09-21
The deep concentrate is the real deal.
1 Stars By B. C. Mumma on 2017-09-28
Did not have any effect that I could see. Bug problem unchanged.
5 Stars By flagg7559 on 2016-08-29
works great on wasps
4 Stars By Iowagirl on 2017-09-24
Worked great and did not leave that sticky residue everywhere.
5 Stars By Goat-Cam1 on 2016-01-23
These worked great at killing every spider in our basement.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-12-07
I used these foggers not as intented and probably illegally... but it did what I was trying to do so.
5 Stars By Raymond P. Duhon on 2017-11-12
Used in my enclosed trailer.