Bonide Household Room Fogger contains Tetraperm Triple action insecticide which is a combination of tetramethrin, permethrin, and PBO (piperonyl butoxide). Use Bonide Household Room Fogger to treat up to 6,000 cubic feet which is a room measuring 30 ft. x 25 ft. with an 8 ft. ceiling. Bonide Household Room Fogger kills both crawling and flying insects in hospitals, homes, hotels, day camps, etc. Always follow directions.
I bought a 3 pack of the fly killer the instructions clearly say to lock the trigger and leave the house for 4 hours. I followed the instructions and when I came back later, 2 of the cans were still full and the trigger was in the lock position. I tried several times to get them to lock but they wouldn’t. Of the 3 cans only 1 worked. I felt really cheated and wasted my money. I would not recommend this product.
Should I repeat using Bonide Household Fogger for carpet beetles in 3 weeks for eggs?
Is this the best thing for carpet beetles? I've been vacuuming every day but been afraid to wash surfaces. I don't want to wash off chemicals that a bug could later crawl across. When should I wipe down walls, etc.?
Bonide Household Room Fogger, as well as most other foggers on the market, are not what you would want to use to try and control a carpet beetle problem. Foggers only kill the pests that are out in the open when the fogger goes off and does not give any continuous control after it has finished and you have aired out the room. There is no residual that you would be washing off of any surface. Most foggers also do not affect the eggs as they are protected from the insecticide until they hatch out. Vacuuming is definitely a step you want to continue doing on a regular basis. The biggest key with carpet beetles is cleaning everything and every crevice the larvae or beetles could be hiding in, and then using a residual insecticide and an IGR to try and kill any remaining and stop the reproductive cycle. You can review the products and steps to locating and eliminating carpet beetles by reading our article for their control.
What needs to be covered up in your house when using Bonide Household Room Fogger?
Bonide Household Room Fogger states on the product label: Exposed food should be covered or removed. All food preparation surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use.
Bonide Household Room Fogger could possibly kill scorpions but only if they are out in the open while you are using. There is no residual that can continue to kill once dry. Since scorpions like to hide it is unlikely any "bomb" or fogger would work well and none of them are labeled for this use. Instead we recommend the products that come in our scorpion control kit: Scorpion Control Kit.