Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate

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Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate Gallon
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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

90 Reviews | 105 Q&A

Product Overview

Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate is a liquid, water-based insecticide that controls the bed bug population wherever it is sprayed, especially pyrethroid-resistant bed bug strains, with its distinctive combination of active ingredients. This bed bug spray is designed to reduce overall operational costs and provide a new tool in the toughest of jobs. It kills within 5 minutes of contact and lasting for up to 30 days after application, this non-staining product is designed to kill all of the different life stages of bed bugs, from eggs to adults, while producing no visible residue. It is approved for direct application on mattresses leaving no stains or residue. Easy to mix and measure, just add 13 oz of the non-repellent concentrate to 115 oz of water, then spray the 1 gallon mixture on the target area. This low odor product can also become part of an existing bed bug control program and is recommended for professional pest control operators.

For more information on eliminating a bed bug infestation, see our step-by-step guide on how to get rid of bed bugs.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Clothianidin 4% Metofluthrin 0.1% Piperonyl butoxide 10%
Target pests Bed Bugs (including Field & Wild Strains), Bed Bug Eggs
For use in Commercial & Residential: Indoors: Backpacks, Baseboards, Bedding, Bed Frames, Closets, Door & Window Frames, Floors, Floorboards, Floor Coverings, Furniture, Headboards, Luggage, Mattresses, Pet Beds, Shoes, Walls & Wall Hangings, and other furnishings
Application 13 oz. Crossfire per 115 oz. water to make 1 gallon of solution.
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label
Yield 1,000 sq. ft. at 13 oz/1 gal application ratio
Formulation Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO NY (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Coverage Area 130 oz provides 10 finished gallons
Shipping Weight 1.01 lbs
Manufacturer MGK (Mfg. Number: 3071-019 )
UPC 848920000799
EPA Registration 1021-2776




  • Do not spray product directly on pets.
  • Not for broadcast use.
  • Do not use in commercial food/feed processing, preparation, food/feed storage or serving areas.
  • In the home, all food/feed processing surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment, or thoroughly washed before use. Cover or remove exposed food/feed.
  • Remove pets, birds and cover fish aquariums before spraying.
  • This product will not stain water-safe fabrics and surfaces, however care should be taken to test an inconspicuous area for staining prior to use.
  • DO NOT allow adults, children or pets to enter treated area until sprays are dry.
  • DO NOT apply to plants or crops.
  • DO NOT treat areas when occupants are present.
  • DO NOT apply as a space spray.
  • DO NOT wet articles to the point of runoff or drip.
  • DO NOT use treated articles until spray has dried.


Crossfire is the next generation insecticide which effectively kills Bed Bugs in both residential and commercial buildings and structures. Crossfire patented technology provides residual control for up to four weeks after application and is scientifically formulated to target [pyrethroid, wild and or field] resistant as well as susceptible Bed Bug strains. Crossfire also kills Bed Bug Nymphs and Eggs by contact. This product must be diluted with water and applied according to the mixing instructions [directions] below. Apply crossfire as an indoor crack and crevice, or direct spray application [according to application instructions] in non-food areas including but not limited to: hotels, shelters, modes of transportation, restaurants, schools, nursing homes, warehouses, offices, apartments, motels, kennels, and hospitals. Crossfire is an easy to use water-dilutable concentrate for application with hand-held, backpack or with a paintbrush. This product will not stain water-safe fabrics or surfaces, however care should be taken to test an inconspicuous area for staining prior to use.

TO KILL BED BUGS (Adults, Nymphs and Eggs):

For best results, vacuuming surfaces is recommended prior to treatment. Spray bed bugs and eggs directly wherever possible. Apply as a pinstream, coarse spray or low pressure spray for crack and crevice, carpet perimeter, and direct spray applications in and around non-food areas where bed bugs and their eggs may hide or harbor. For example, on and around baseboards, floorboards, millwork, bed frames, headboards, wall hangings, furniture, door and window frames, walls, closets, window treatments, beneath floor coverings, as well as other non-washable items that may come in contact with bed bugs such as luggage, shoes and backpacks. If treating a pet’s living environment, spray on and around pet beds, bedding, floors, sleeping areas and furnishings. This product can also be applied with a paintbrush to walls, baseboards, floorboards, behind wall hangings and other similar areas.


Crossfire can be directly applied to mattress and box springs surfaces. For porous surfaces such as mattresses and carpet perimeter areas, apply until thoroughly damp but not wet. Infested bed linens should not be treated. These should be removed, tightly sealed in a plastic bag, laundered and dried at high temperatures prior to re-use. Vacuuming surfaces prior to treatment is highly recommended. Using pinstream, coarse or low pressure equipment, spray directly to mattress surface paying special attention to seams, folds, tufts and edges as well as bed frames and box springs where bed bugs harbor. Re-make bed with clean linens prior to reuse.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Got Rid of My Bug Problem!

    By Randy on 09/01/2017

    I called the exterminator for my bed bug problem. The guy pulled out this same bottle and told us "This stuff is $100 per bottle, but it works!" He then sprayed our beds and chairs and was gone. After a few days we were still finding bugs. I found this website and watched a video which said that it takes 2 hours to complete a room, including curtains, baseboards, etc. I ordered a bottle for $45 and completely covered the bedroom where we had found bugs. I can gladly say that we have been bug free for 3 weeks now. If you have an infestation, I would skip the exterminator, order this product, a bottle per room, and maybe repeat in about 2 weeks. It takes time to eliminate bed bugs--just be patient, and this product will work for you.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars


    By Momma on 08/06/2017

    We had tried many different methods in our house and nothing seemed to have lasting affects over a few days. Although, this product may seem expensive, it helped us out a lot. We got the $300 bottle for our 1,500 sq ft house, prepped it by removing all the clutter, and washed, then removed, all the clothes and linen. Sprayed our whole home from top to bottom, let it dry, and that night no bites. It has been 3 weeks now, we sprayed again after 10 days, and no a bed bug bite in site. All of the hiding spots they were in are now vacant too. Well worth the investment and very recommended. Saved our sanity.

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    177 of 183 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Does not kill on contact

    By Jacob on 02/28/2017

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    Sprayed then heat treated to 120 degrees 2 hrs still bed bugs some dead some alive cralled on bed next day still live ones ( disiapointed)

    Expert ResponseExpert response:
    Thank you for your comments! We always recommend to use heat treatments before applying spray insecticides. Heat treatments will break down pesticide residuals, so you are reducing the effects of the products you have sprayed if you heat it immediately after use. It is possible for products such as Crossfire to take several hours to kill bed bugs that contact the residual since factors such as size and health of the insect and how much active ingredient they pick up will affect this kind of timing. Just keep in mind that unless you have removed all the residual through extensive heating/steaming, Crossfire has very long residual and will continue to kill bedbugs for months after it has been applied. Please let us know if we can further assist you!

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    154 of 171 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    WOW this really works!!

    By Mike on 08/15/2017

    I'm a pest control professional and used a lot of different kind of product for bedbugs. Discovered Crossfire, tested the product on different properties and I have to say, was very very impressed! one treatment and got rid of the bedbugs very happy with Crossfire.

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    148 of 153 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Great product

    By Prudential on 11/22/2016

    Still had a few live ones on 15 day follow up, but 99% effective in 15 days with a chemical treatment is awesome.

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    126 of 128 people found this review helpful

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Should I alternate my bed bug treatment with Crossfire?

I've been using temprid, gentrol, bedlam,cimexa.


Crossfire is a fantastic and very potent bedbug control product and could certainly be alternated with a spray of Temprid. The biggest thing with bedbugs is to stay on top of treatments every 7-14 days and be meticulous with the applications to get into every nook and crevice you can. If you have a heavy infestation using a product like Crossfire can help drastically drop the numbers and cut your retreatments down due to its unique mode of action. 

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Is Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate safe in a home with pets?

I have a cat that I can put up for a little while while it dries


Yes, Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate is safe to use in a home with pets, as long as it is used according to the label. Be sure to remove pets from areas being treated until they have had time to dry completely. 

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What's the shelf life of Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate once the container has been open?

Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate Shelf like is 3 years after opening if kept in a cool dry area.

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How long post-treatment of Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate do we have to wait to vacuum dead bugs?

Had a treatment this morning (PCP used Cross-Fire concentrate) and need to vacuum the dead bugs up off the floor. Am I good to go as usual when it feels dry?


We recommend to wait at least 2 hours after Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate treatment to vacuum up any dead bugs.

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What is the recommended retreatment time for bedbug control when using Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate? The residual is 30 days?

It is recommended to retreat every 14 days for active infestations of bed bugs until you can go 30 days without seeing any signs of bedbugs or without anyone getting bit. Crossfire can be sprayed everyday if needed, but for an active treatment, every 14 days is recommended. Please see the How to Treat for Bed Bugs Pest Control Guide for more information. 

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Crossfire Bed Bug Concentrate 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6 (90 Reviews / 105 Q&A)

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