5 Best Roach Fogger & Bomb

Here’s a round-up of the best roach fogger and best roach bomb to help provide a mass cockroach killing at home. When used with other roach control methods, fogger can help speed up the process of getting rid of roaches at home.

A roach fogger (also known as roach bomb) works by spraying fine pesticide mist into the air in a confined treatment area, killing cockroaches and other pests in the process. Most of the cockroach foggers also provides residual killing action after the initial application.

Tip: One good ideal is to set off a few of these foggers around the house before leaving for a vacation.


 ProductPrice
1Raid Concentrated Deep Reach Roach Fogger Check Price
2Spectracide Bug Stop Indoor Roach Fogger Check Price
3Hot Shot Indoor Roach Control Fogger Check Price
4Black Flag Cockroach Indoor Fogger Check Price
5TAT 31100 Concentrated Fogger Check Price

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of using roach fogger and bomb:

Pros of using roach foggers
  • Penetrates hard to reach areas where roaches live & breed
  • Kill the roaches you don’t see
  • Mass killing action
  • Works on other flying and crawling pests as well
Cons of using roach foggers
  • Needs to clear treatment area for a period
  • Not as effective as other roach killer methods
  • Might not always provide a kill (some times only knockout/ stunned)

1) Raid Concentrated Deep Reach Roach Fogger

The Raid DEEP REACH Cockroach fogger produces concentrated roach killing fog that penetrates into cracks and crevices as well as other hard to reach hiding spots. Each treatment can cover an entire room to kill and provide residual killing for up to 2 months.

>> Available in these sizes: 2 pack, 3 count & 4 count

Pros
  • Deep reach action
  • Concentrated formula
  • Kills roaches and other pests
  • Each treatment remains active for up 2 months
  • Non-staining & no messy residue
Cons
  • Takes awhile to see results

2) Spectracide Bug Stop Indoor Roach Fogger

This indoor cockroach fogger by Spectracide produced fine and penetrating fogging mist that reaches deep into cockroaches hide-outs to kill them on contact. It also force and flush out hidden bugs.

It’s clear and non-staining formula will not cause harm to fabrics, clothes, blinds, carpeting, bedsheets, wooden floor, furniture or walls. On top of roaches, it also works on both flying and crawling pests, killing them on contact.

Preparation – 1) Open and expose all areas to be treated (i.e. cabinets, closets,  drawers), 2) Remove any foods and food-processing equipments (i.e. utensils), 3) Remove pets and kids, 4) Remove or cover kid’s and pet toys, 5) Cover the immediate area surrounding the fogger using newspaper or plastic sheets (i.e wood flooring), 6) Close doors and windows and switch off all electrical appliances (also deactivate smoke alarms).

To use – 1) Cover and place a chair or stand in the center of the room to place fogger. 2) Shake fogger well before press valve all the way down to hook with catch, 3) Leave treatment area and close the door (hold your breath).

Note: Do not use in small rooms with a size of 5ft x 5ft or smaller (for such cases, allow fog to enter from another room), or use in enclosed spaces like in the closets or cabinets as it may cause fogger to explode.

>> Available in these sizes: Case pack of 1 & Case pack of 4

Pros
  • Leaves no lingering odor
  • Leaves no wet residue or stain
  • Only requires 2 hours
  • Kills on contact

3) Hot Shot Indoor Roach Control Fogger

This roach fogger by Hot Shot features odor neutralizer designed for indoor use. It produces a fine mist that can penetrate deep into cracks and crevices to reach where roaches hide and breed, killing them on contact.

It has a non staining formula, provides fast killing against roaches and other pests on contact and keeps killing for up to 2 months.

>> Available in these sizes: Single Pack & 6 Pack

Pros
  • Residual killing up to 2 months
  • Fast acting formula
  • Non-staining formula
  • Leaves no messy residue

4) Black Flag Cockroach Indoor Fogger

As with other foggers featured, the Black Flag Concentrated Roach Fogger is designed to penetrates hard to reach area like cracks & crevices to kill cockroaches and other pest where they live and breed.

It leaves a fresh scent with every application and each can of fogger can treat up to 2,000 cubic ft.

Tip: Point the product away at a 90 degree angle before pressing the trigger.

>> Available in these sizes: Pack of 1 & Pack of 4

Pros
  • Kills roaches on contact
  • Long residual killing (up to 12 weeks)
  • Leaves a fresh scent
  • No wet or residue mess
  • Also works on other pests
Cons
  • Trigger mechanism can be quite tricky

5) TAT 31100 Concentrated Fogger

The TAT Concentrated Fogger features a lemon scented formula that kills roaches and other common pests at home (i.e fleas, silverfish, spiders, house flies and dog ticks).

It does not leave a lingering odor after application and are recommended for use inside the apartment, house, under the basements, in the garages, boats and more.

>> Available in these sizes: 1 pack of 3 & 3 pack of 3

Pros
  • Cheaper than other fogger brands
  • Effective in forcing roaches out of hiding place
Cons
  • Might not be as effective


Do Roach Foggers and Bombs Really Work?

In short, roach foggers does work but are not the most effective method if you are specifically looking to get rid of cockroaches in a long run.

Although the pesticide mist released by foggers are designed to penetrate hard to reach area like cracks and crevices and other dark areas, it is not always possible to reach deep enough into these areas and spots.

That said, foggers are great in forcing roaches out of their hiding spots and providing a mass kill in a wide confined area. In the process, provide an initial killing where you can eventually implement other roach killing methods like roach bait gel or powder.

Here’s a video of how to set a fogger (skip to 2:20 to watch):


Final Thoughts

To get the most out of roach foggers, try to empty the treatment area by moving out furnitures and other items in the area that can prevent the pesticide mist from reaching the cockroaches. Bug bomb for roaches usually also works to kill other pests within the treatment area.

Although most roach foggers might look similar on the outside, always read the label and instruction booklets (if any) before applying a roach fogger / bomb treatment.

What do you think about using the bug fogger as a roach control method? Do you have any concerns when it comes to using the roach fogger? Or have you tried using foggers and bombs before? Leave a comment to share with us.

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