WHAT IS CROSSFIRE?
There are a lot of formulas used for bed bugs and crossfire is one of them. But crossfire is probably one of the best treatments about bed bugs due to the users’ reviews.
Crossfire is a bed bug formula created by MGK and it’s been development for years. It combines two active ingredients: Metofluthrin and clothianidin intended for that dual action effect.
HOW DOES CROSSFIRE WORK?
As written above, crossfire is a solution which has 2 ingredients, metofluthrin (0.10%) and clothianidin (4.00%)
Metofluthrin is a fast-acting contact killer that also uses a mosquito repellent though it doesn’t repel bedbugs.
MGK synergize metofluthrin with PPO to prevent recovery by bed bugs that are resistant to pyrethroids. The included residual killer is clothianidin in a synthetic insecticide that’s chemically like nicotine.
Nicotine has been used as a pesticide since the 18th century. Scientists designed both an attendant break down very slowly, allowing it to stay effective for months. It’s been used for years to protect seeds from chewing and sucking insects.
HOW CROSSFIRE KILLS BED BUGS?
Both chemicals inside the formula penetrate the bed bugs exoskeleton and attack their central nervous system. This causes their nerves to overreact which then causes paralysis and death.
Crossfire is non-repellent. Chills within 5 minutes of exposure and it’s been proven effective against resistant strains of bed bugs and their eggs.
HOW TO USE CROSSFIRE?
You will need to make a mix of crossfire and water for the best result. I’m not going to tell you how to make the concentration because you can find it in instruction manual.
Today, I am going to tell you where and how to use it? These are places where you can use crossfire on:
- Window frames
- Bed frames
- Floor coverings
- Carpet edges
You can apply crossfire solution directly on those stuff.
WHERE TO BUY CROSSFIRE?
Amazon is the right address for this. What they sell will become original and their prices are acceptable due to the others in local stores.
REVIEWS FOR CROSSFIRE
Nowadays, best way to understand whether something works or it doesn’t is to look at reviews on internet.
So, here are some reviews which I found after a research on social media and forums:
“I will be doing my 2nd treatment this Saturday. I HIGHLY recommend it.”
“I sprayed all along all the baseboards and furniture. We gave the underside of my chair and ottoman a good spray of it. I believe it’s ok to spray your carpet. Just be sure to leave your house for at least 2 hours. Once it’s dry, it’s ok to come back home.”
“Crossfire changed my life. We fought bedbugs for a year. Tried everything. Crossfire got rid of them immediately and it’s been months.”
“Resistance isn’t necessarily an issue. Crossfire is a mixture of a neonicotinoid, Clothianidin, and a pyrethroid, Metofluthrin. Piperonyl butoxide is a synergist and it enhances the action of the pyrethroid component. Resistance is what happens in the population that you are targeting if any survivors can detoxify any of the active ingredients and then pass that on to the next generation. Continued application of same insecticides and more and more survivors in the population are resistant. Also some survivors might have not been hit with the insecticide or not have crawled over a residual application: They are not resistant. Crossfire has 2 different insecticides. Alternating insecticides would mean alternating neonicotinoids plus pyrethroids with different classes of insecticides, not necessarily different brand names. Use of powders and liquids is also another way alternating insecticidal actions. And some actions can be physical and not chemical. Of course, there are already reports of resistance to combination products for bed bug that include neonicotinoids and pyrethroids but not these specific ones or brand names. These are newer compounds of the same insecticide class.”
“Crossfire is a residual killer. You can treat with it every 4 weeks. I haven’t seen any or been bit since I started treating with it after I ran out of Bedlam Plus. I believe the Bedlam Plus got the end of my battle started and Crossfire is finishing it. Crossfire is my weapon of choice now. I’m about to do my 2nd treatment next Saturday. I will probably treat every 4 weeks until eternity lol.”
“I think it’s best to do the whole thing all at once.”
“Our exterminator sprayed crossfire today and told us to give it a full 10 days and if we see anything to call and they will respray”
Most important thing with such chemicals is to be careful when using them. So, please read and understand the label fully, before you even open the bottle.
Most people who used crossfire against bed bugs recommend it to others. I believe that it’s an effective remedy for bed bugs and it deserves a chance to kill them.