Why You Still Have Fleas After Using a Flea Bomb

Fleas

Flea bombs, also known as total release foggers, have a simple working mechanism. You press a button on an aerosol can, and a fog comes out the other end. This fog, which is infused with pesticides, settles on the ground, sticking to whatever surface it lands on. When the pesticide lands, it stays there, so there is no visible spread to areas of infestation that may have been overlooked. The pesticides don’t penetrate fabric so won’t be able to make their way into the depths the fleas are known to hide and deposit their larvae. Chances are that you are going to continue to see fleas long after using a flea bomb.

The fact that flea bombs are pesticide-laden makes for an inefficient solution to flea infestation. When the pesticides land on surfaces, they will stay there for a long time. This poses a health hazard to children and pets. Even when you move toys and children’s clothing out of the way, exposure may happen weeks or months down the line.

Baking soda, dish soap, salt, lemon spray and herbal flea spray are just some of the organic solutions that work better and safer than total release foggers.