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Kristin from Ames, Iowa writes

Can I spray Phantom in bins with my stuff?

I am moving and I am packing all my items that cannot be put in the dryer in plastic storage containers. The PCO that my parents use gave us a can of Phantom, and I was going to spray my things with this and then seal the containers with duct tape. Also, can Nuvan/Hot Shot Pest Strips be used after the Phantom is sprayed? This is for bed bugs, by the way. I do not want them to come with me.


Phantom should only be sprayed on the areas that are listed on the product label. Phantom should only be used in cracks and crevices around baseboards, door frames, window frames, around the edges of mattresses and boxsprings, etc. Phantom is not labeled to be sprayed all over personal items or as a space spray for your bins. Stick with the Nuvan strips for the sealed bins. Be sure to loosely pack items in the bin so that the vapor can circulate sufficiently.

Answer last updated on: 12/16/2011

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