PT Phantom II Pressurized Insecticide

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.4

149 Reviews | 83 Q&A

Product Overview

PT Phantom II Pressurized Insecticide delivers the power and effectiveness of Phantom Insecticide in a convenient and easy-to-use aerosol can. Phantom aerosol provides broad-spectrum control over numerous indoor pests including bed bugs, ants and cockroaches. Phantom dries clear with no visible residue, and delivers long-residual non-repellent control. In other words, Phantom aerosol will stay around and kill pests long after you spray it. Plus, the product has a transfer effect allowing insects to pick up the product and spread it to one another through touch and food-sharing, which kills even the pests you don't see. Effective on pyrethroid-resistant strains of bed bugs and cockroaches. Only for use in cracks and crevices where bed bugs or insects hide.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Chlorfenapyr 0.5%
Target pests: Ants (Argentine, Carpenter, Odorous House, Pavement, Pharaoh, Pyramid), Cockroaches (American, German, Brown-banded, Oriental and Smokey-brown), Beetles, Bed Bugs, Centipedes, Earwigs, Scorpions, Silverfish, Spiders, Wasps
For use in: Apartments, Food Storage Areas, Homes, Hospitals, Hotels, Meat Packing and Food Processing Plants, Motels, Nursing Homes, Restaurants and other Food Handling Establishments, Schools, Supermarkets, Warehouses and other Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Application: Do Not make Outdoor Applications during Rain
When used in Schools, Do Not apply to Classrooms when in use
Please see below for application details
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation: Professional Product
Shipping Weight: 1.46 lbs
Manufacturer: BASF (Mfg. Number: 59013680)
UPC: 804338136802
EPA Registration: 499-548


How Phantom Aerosol Works

Phantom Aerosol is a ready-to-use residual insecticide with the active ingredient Chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr belongs to a relatively new class of insecticides called pyrroles which are produced from microbes. Pyrroles do not metabolize into active insecticides until after they enter the host target pest. Chlorfenapyr disrupts the production of ATP in the part of the cell that turns food into energy, causing cellular death and ultimate mortality. Because this process is slower than other modes of action, Phantom can have a transfer effect similar to that of baits on social insects like ants, cockroaches, and termites. Once applied, Phantom Aerosol has a residual of at least 30 days.

Phantom II Aerosol Target Pests

Ants, cockroaches, beetles, bed bugs, spiders, wasps

Insects Controller with Phantom II: Ants (Acrobat, Argentine, Odorous House, Pavement, Pharaoh, Pyramid); Beetles (Asian Lady, Confused Flour, Darkling Larva (Yellow mealworm), Saw-toothed Grain); Bark Scorpions; Bed Bugs, Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes; Cockroaches (American, Asian, Brown-Banded, German, Oriental, Smokey Brown); Earwigs; House Crickets; House Flies; Paper Wasps; Pillbugs; Spiders (Black Widow, Cellar); Silverfish; Stored Product Pests; Termites

Target Uses of Phantom Aerosol

Phantom Aerosol has the same power and effectiveness as Phantom Insecticide Concentrate in a convenient ready-to-use can. Phantom has a long residual and can be used in many places. Because of its transfer effect, Phantom is excellent for ants, cockroaches, and other social insects. It can also be used in conjunction with baiting. Phantom Aerosol is excellent for use in smaller areas such as apartments where residual insecticides may be desired, but the large quantities that concentrates yield are not needed. Because of its unique active ingredient, Phantom is effective on pyrethroid-resistant strains of bed bugs and cockroaches.

Phantom Aerosol is not a knockdown agent and should not be used for knockdown treatment of stinging insects.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Chlorfenapyr 0.5%

Phantom Aerosol Application Instructions

For Crack and Crevice use: Press down the spray tip to release product while moving the spray can along length of treatment area. Apply at a rate of 2 seconds per linear foot. For closed void treatment, calculate the void’s cubic area and treat at a maximum rate of 3 seconds per cubic foot. For spot treatments, hold can approximately 12 in. from surface to be treated and release product at a maximum rate of 11 seconds per 2 sq. ft. DO NOT exceed 2 sq. ft. for each spot treatment.

  • Yield will vary greatly depending on user and treatment area.

Standard Application rates Phantom Aerosol:

  • 2 seconds per linear foot – crack and crevice use
  • 3 seconds per cubic foot – closed void treatment

Phantom Aerosol is for use in the following areas:

Indoor and exterior use as crack and crevice or spot treatment only: Houses, apartments; meat, fish, poultry and egg processing and packaging plants; food/feed handling establishments; non-food/feed handling areas of food handling establishments; commercial, institutional, warehousing establishments, zoos


Apply as a spot and/or crack and crevice and/or void treatment where pests harbor, nest, trail, run, and/or breed or hide. Treat into voids or to surfaces beneath cabinets, furniture, spaces between equipment, expansion joints, surfaces behind sinks, floor drains (to sewers), lockers, and water pipes.

Bed Bugs: Do not make surface applications to mattresses or bedding. Mattress treatments must be confined to the seams, folds, and edges only. Remove linens and wash before reuse. Allow to dry before remaking bed. Use as a crack and crevice or spot treatment in areas where insects may harbor. Not recommended as the sole treatment for bed bugs.


Exterior treatments around the listed areas are limited to spot and/or crack and crevice treatments where pests enter around doors, windows, eaves, attic vents, and holes in exterior walls where utilities enter.

Phantom Aerosol Features

  • Newer active ingredient is effective on pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs and cockroaches.
  • Aerosol comes with crack and crevice straw for easy application in cracks and crevices.
  • Low odor and non-staining formulation.
  • Can be used in conjunction with baiting programs.

Extra Tips for Using Phantom Aerosol

  • Do not reapply to treated area more than every four weeks.
  • Applications in food-handling areas are limited to spot and/or crack and crevice treatments.
  • Phantom Aerosol is for crack and crevice or spot treatment only.
  • Do not apply or store above 130 degrees F
  • Phantom Aerosol is not a quick knockdown agent.
  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Pros Use It

    By Shirley on 10/15/2010

    We had confirmed bed bugs at work and I think I brought them home. I asked what the exterminators had used and they said Suspend and Mother Earth. I then called a local exterminator and they quoted me $800 to spray Phantom and dust with DE. I can't afford a pro so I purchased Phantom, Suspend and Mother Earth, put on a mask and went to battle myself. It's been only 3 weeks but I think I won. I slashed the bottom of my new expensive sofa to really get into the grooves and sprayed everywhere. I also encased my mattress and box spring. It's reassuring that if the bugs come back I can retreat immediately and not have to spend $800 each time.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Works Great, but Be Careful!

    By Chris on 08/10/2010

    This product has a ruthless odor, stronger than most aerosols such as CB-80 or P.I. and if used indoors can smell bad and choke everyone out of the room. Be sure to use your PPE and/or open windows while using it. Also, be sure not to spray it in your eyes...I accidentally sprayed it right into my eye and it burned and had a cold, tingling feeling for hours.

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    78 of 95 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Same Stuff the Pros Use

    By Brad on 10/02/2010

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    I had my upstairs treated for BedBugs last month by a professional pest control company. I checked my receipt and searched the chemicals they used. That is when I found On my receipt from the Pest Control Company it lists Phantom Aerosol Spray was used along with other chemicals. So I bought a can and also the BedBug Kit#2 which also contains products the pros use. I also bought mattress and box spring encasements. They are priceless, since I can sleep knowing that those evil bugs are no longer camping out waiting to suck my blood. was easy to order from and my order was received in three days. I am very pleased with how they do business. I would recommend to anyone suffering from BedBug infestation.

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    72 of 75 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Kiss your indoor ant problems goodbye

    By Philip on 06/05/2009

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    For weeks I've been dealing with annoying little black ants (argentine or sugar ants I think) coming in and around the back door of my house and eating all of the Cheerios our little baby keeps dropping on the kitchen floor. We tried everything to stop the ants, but whatever we used or sprayed on them would just keep them away for a day or so, and then they would just pop out of the wall somewhere else. Then I tried this Phantom spray. Wow, does this stuff work! I sprayed just a line of Phantom along the bottom of the back door and where the ants were coming in, and within minutes there were dead ants everywhere I sprayed. Not only that, but the ants never came back. I highly recommend!

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    52 of 60 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works GREAT!!!!!!

    By Matthew on 12/30/2012

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    Bought two cans to fight bed bugs and roaches. My roommate brought a mattress infested with bed bugs into our new house, and we sprayed his room and all the furniture and many parts of the house with a different bug spray. This was 3 months ago. I have never had a problem with bed bugs until about 4 weeks ago. I got four bites on my stomach and back. I immediately researched what spray would be the best and decided to get Phantom. I sprayed my mattress all over (against the directions, but it doesn't stain so I figured whatever) and along the seams, and sprayed the same way on the box spring, and all over my room along the perimeter and all over the door seams. Been almost two weeks, no bed bug bites!!!! Only used a 1/4 of one can, so i'm prepared just in case, though I doubt they will be back. I also sprayed down stairs in the kitchen and the little roaches we had been seeing stopped appearing. PHANTOM IS HIGH QUALITY PEST CONTROL, IT KILLS ALL THE BUGS YOU DON"T WANT IN YOUR HOUSE AND IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AGAINST BED BUGS!!!!!

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Questions & Answers

Have a question about this product?
Can you spray Phantom on your bed, babys furniture? is it safe? Is this product known to cause cancer?

A man came in today and sprayed for bedbugs with phantom. He sprayed the baseboards and the permiter. my living room furniture, my babys bed, the dog bed and my mattress and boxspring? is it still safe to sleep on? and what should i do if not? Is this stuff toxic? He had my one year old, my dog and myself stay in the house while he was spraying.

We cannot comment on any work done by a pest control company for liability reasons. We can tell you that the areas you mentioned that were sprayed with the Phantom are listed as areas that can safely be treated on the Phantom Aerosol product label. You do need to let the treated areas dry before you use them and you do need to cover the mattress with a sheet before you use it again. Phantom is safely used in homes everyday to help eliminate bedbug infestations.

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Has there been any report of bed bugs becoming resistant to Phantom?
Phantom Aerosol Spray is currently one of the most promising products for bed bug control available right now.  It has shown very good results against bed bug colonies that are resistant to other products and to date has not shown any resistance to the Phantom itself.

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Is Phantom Aerosol Spray harmful to cats?
Phantom Aerosol Spray should be applied when the pets are not in the area. They can re-enter once the treated surfaces are completely dry.

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Best ant bait to use in an open crawl space?

My house is on piers with an open crawl space. I am having problem with small protein eating ants coming in from where the wall meets the wood floors. I have used your Advance granular, which they do like, but the granules are usually too large to fit through the opening in the floors/wall cracks (I see where they have carried the granules back to the crack but left them). I have cats and there are outdoor animals (raccoons, possums, etc.) that travel under my house, so I want the least toxic method to get rid of these ants. What do you suggest to use indoors as well as outdoors? I have been told that applying petroleum jelly around all the piers and pipes that connect to the ground will keep them out, but I certainly don't want to take on that job!

Phantom Aerosol would be a good choice for you. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas.

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Can I use Phantom Insecticide Spray in combination with Diatomaceous Earth?

I want to get the Phantom for the bedbug problem in my apartment. It is recommended that we use the Phantom only in cracks and crevices. Can I use it in combination with MotherEarth Dust? I like the Phantom spray for cracks and crevices and DE for the carpets.


You can use Phantom Aerosol spray in the same area as other products like MotherEarth D. Phantom Aerosol Spray is ideal for cracks and crevices and has been proven to be very effective against bed bugs.

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