Bug bombs are very popular when it comes to dealing with a pest infestation inside your house.
They’re cheap, effective, and easy to use.
By using two to three foggers at a time in your house, you can get rid of pests.
We know that they work well on fleas, ticks, and other bugs. But, what about wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets?
Do bug bombs work on wasps and their siblings?
Here, in this article, I’ll try to answer each and every question that comes to your mind related to wasp bomb and foggers.
So, let’s get started.
Do Foggers Kill Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets?
Yes, bug bombs and foggers kill wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets.
The foggers that you purchase from online stores contain an insecticide that is made for killing various kinds of pests in your house.
The foggers are effective in killing wasps, but how long it takes to kill them will depend on the ingredients present in the insecticide and also on the brand.
Some foggers like Petra Electric Fogger are highly effective in killing wasps and similar insects. But, you need to be careful while using it.
How to Use Electric Fogger to Kill Wasps and Hornets
What if I told you that wasp fogging doesn’t need to be messy, noisy or polluting? I know many of you would not believe my words but it’s true.
You can now eliminate those wasps and hornets from destroying your household as well as your garden without any assistance at a very cheap rate on a weekly basis using an electric fogger which is easy to handle as well as gives a remarkable result.
Before starting with the procedure of fogging, it’s very important to identify the kind of bug you are dealing with as this would make the whole process easier and smooth. Each bug has its own kind of nest and places to build them. It is really necessary to spot these locations and prevent them from building their nests.
Yellow jackets are notoriously tough to find but can be easily located if observed carefully, the same goes for bees. They are generally found in the shed, attic, and chimneys. Bees are hairy whereas wasps and hornets are not; this would help to distinguish them from another.
If you have searched for an electric fogger, you probably have come across a company called Petra. It provides a consistent spraying experience as mosquito, mold control, and pest control fogger.
Petra is well known for providing the best experience for both professional sprayers on the job and home users looking for that commercial quality. They have a highly rated customer support that will assist you with any issues you have.
The product is specially designed and manufactured to provide the most reliable electric fogger to the customers for their laid-back handling.
The Petra Electric Fogger Atomizer Backpack Sprayer comes with commercial quality features:
- Wide Mouth Lid which helps to pour the solution conveniently without messing up with the lamps and seals.
- Extremely Fine mist for more meticulous application.
- The long commercial quality hose which allows you to aim and spray wherever you need to without going near to the nest which prevents you from getting stung. It can spray up to 8-10 feet in height or length.
- Adjustable spray rate can be used by adjusting the screws for changing the rate of flow of fogger.
- A comfortable backpack strap helps to reduce the pain of carrying the tank around and thus prevents all the discomfort.
It is very easy to operate only you have to make the solution pour inside the tank, connect the black end screw and you are ready to go.
The drawback to the system is you need an extension cord to fix it with the cord of the machine to drag it around the lawn or your house but as it doesn’t draw a lot of power so you can go thinner on the wire of the extension cord.
The machine atomization is pretty satisfying along with the working of the blowers. It is also considerably quieter than the gas foggers. There is no worrying about the winter storage, stabilizers or oil changes. It provides the best quality experience at a reasonable price with remarkable results. If once the fogging is done you can rest for a month without worrying about the wasps and hornets infesting your household.
Do Hot Shot Fogger Kill Wasps & Bees?
Unlike the gas fogger and electric fogger, Hot Shot Foggers are available in small can size container.
They are affordable and are easily available in the nearby departmental store. They can be used in enclosed spaces such as apartments, attics, basement, crawl spaces, garage, etc. They can also penetrate into the cracks, crevices and carpet fibers.
The active ingredient in the hot shot fogger is Cypermethrin, a neurotoxic pyrethroid. Due to this toxin, the fogger kills the bug immediately if comes in contact with the gas.
The fogger is made with pyrethrins. This is derived from chrysanthemums. It is unstable to light and is not toxic as Permethrin, which is an active ingredient in the spray, but still, it can cause breathing issues if inhaled while applying.
Before using the hot shot fogger it is important to read the instructions on the product. First, you need to seal all the windows, doors and cover the water and food resources. You need to cover your mouth and nose with a mask and then place the fogger at a place from where it can be easily spread.
After all the arrangements are done, the can is shaken properly and the seal is broken from which the gas comes out and it continues for around 38 seconds. The box of Hot shot fogger contains four cans in total and all four cans be used one after another.
If used as directed the odorless Hot Shot fogger can kill nearly all the wasps and insects hidden in the small spaces you cannot reach.
The Hot shot fogger can probably kill the wasps and hornets indoors but is not a good idea for outside because it has a very small amount of the solution stored in the can which is not sufficient for outside parameters and dimensions. The solution may only mix in the air without giving any satisfactory result.
How to Use Wasp Bomb Effectively
When it comes to killing wasps and hornets using bug bombs, then you’ve to consider a few cases.
These foggers are designed to spread the insecticide in the aerosol form around the room.
If you have a wasp nest inside your house, basement, attic, storage room, or in any closed room, then the wasp bomb will be very effective.
You just have to start a wasp fogger in the room and close the room so that these wasps can’t fly out of the reach of the fogger.
If there is a wasp or hornet nest in one room, and you start the wasp & hornet fogger in the room and left the places of escape, then what will happen?
As soon as they suspect any insecticide, they’ll try to leave the place. If they find any exist, they’ll save themselves.
So, whenever you use a wasp & hornet bomb, close all the exits after starting a fogger otherwise, these flying insects will escape.
Whether you’re using a wasp spray or a bug bomb to kill these flying insects, make sure to use it when it’s dark. Preferably, in the early morning is the best time for that.
In the early morning, you’ll find all the wasps in the nest, and if you use the fogger or spray correctly, then you’ll be able to destroy their whole nest along with each and every member.
While if you try to kill them in the afternoon, then you may kill a few of them, but the remaining wasps will still be your problem.
So, if you have a wasp infestation inside your house or any room which can be closed properly after starting a wasp bug bomb, then use it.
In that case, the bug bomb will kill all the wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets present in your house.
And, don’t forget to use your desired method in the early morning when they’re all present in the nest.