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Joyce writes,

Why do the instructions with Phantom aerosol say to use it only every 28 days?

The Q and A on this site says Phantom lasts only 7-14 days as a residual, no different than anything else. So why, then, do the instructions limit the application to only once in every 4 weeks? I have seen this limitation for no other pesticide for bed bugs.


In the specific question that you are referencing, the person was also using Bedlam for spot treatments and it is Bedlam that should be re-applied every 7-10 days. Phantom has a residual that lasts about a month for bedbug control. The manufacturer of Phantom has spent a lot time, money and resources testing the efficacy and residual of their product for bedbugs. Their latest test results do indicate that Phantom will last about 30 days for bedbugs. We always recommend that your read and follow the product label on every product.

Answer last updated on: 01/31/2011

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