CHEMICAL CONTROL FOR BED BUGS
Chemical Control is the use of residual and contact insecticides in the proper amounts to small areas the target zone. Many pesticides can be safely applied to specific cracks and crevices that do not come into contact with humans. When planning or conducting any form of chemical application, the pest management professional will measure the pros and cons of any treatment method. Application of residual pesticides may be appropriate for any number of locations providing harborage. Readily available aerosol pesticides or total-release foggers can repel bed bugs which causes the infestation to spread. Even a wide-scale chemical fumigation for bed bugs is generally not recommended. For bed bugs, any form of repellent insecticide is often recommended against.