Harris Bed Bug Killer Review

4 minutes to read | Updated for 2018

Last update on 2018-06-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Our Rating

The Harris Bed Bug Killer is an easy-to-use way of tackling a bed bug infestation that is safe to use around your house, your pets, and most of your household items. The band carries two recommended versions of their bed bug killers, one being a bit more potent to get rid of more persistent bed bugs and their eggs.

Neither product leaves a funky smell after use and nor leaves a stain. In addition, both products come in a one-gallon container so you’ll easily get enough spay for what you pay. Get the best bed bug exterminator today with Harris Bed Bug sprays.

PRO

  • Doesn’t stain
  • Odor quickly dissipates
  • Long lasting

CON

  • Takes up to a week to work
  • May need to combine products

The Harris Bed Bug Killer comes in many forms, but for this, we’ll focus on the one-gallon bed bug spray container that comes with a nozzle you can use to spray the formula around your home. As for most people the gallon container can be a bit too much to carry around, in that case, it is best to break down the spray solution into smaller containers and use them that way.

According to the manufacturer, the main ingredient that is used in this bed bug spray is Deltamethrin, which composes .03% of the total chemicals. This is important because, when sprayed, Deltamethrin exposes the bugs to neurotoxins which then cause their nervous system to shut down.

Once this happens, it causes paralysis, rendering the bugs virtually dead because they can’t move around and spread further. The use of this chemical hasn’t been known to cause any harm to humans or pets. One exception are any fish you may have and any open aquariums in your home as this toxin doesn’t dissolve in water and can quite easily enter the system of any fish that are in the room where something is being treated.

A word of caution, however, is that Deltamethrin is known to cause skin irritation. Therefore, if you spray it on your bed sheets, blankets, or other items that you come into contact with daily, be sure not to crawl into bed too soon after application.

For the bigger infestations that need some added chemical power, the manufacturer recommends the ‘’Toughest Bed Bug Killer’’, which comes in the same container with a nozzle spray as the regular formula, but this one has pyrethroid-resistant ingredients. This means that some bed bugs which are resistant to certain chemicals that make other products completely ineffective could be easily killed with this concoction.

Last update on 2018-06-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

PRO

  • Will affect resistant bugs
  • Also kills eggs

CON

  • Can stain
  • May be corrosive
  • Odor can linger for days

What might keep you from purchasing the regular formula is the “tough” formula also kills the eggs of the bed bugs. This is a crucial step in getting rid of those bugs for good. As stated on the official company website, bed-bugspray.com, this formula “kills bed bug eggs to prevent new bed bugs from populating after the initial application”.

The downside of the ‘’big guns’’ is that is somewhat corrosive, stains the furniture, the carpeting and the bed sheets and that the smell sometimes lingers for days. This is not a problem once you can plan to leave your house or your business for a few days and leave the professionals to clean everything up, but living in a house filled with toxic chemicals is not that much better than living in the house with bedbugs.

Key Features

Active Ingredients

The Harris Bed Bug Killer comes in many forms, but for this, we’ll focus on the one-gallon bed bug spray container that comes with a nozzle you can use to spray the formula around your home. As for most people the gallon container can be a bit too much to carry around, in that case, it is best to break down the spray solution into smaller containers and use them that way.

According to the manufacturer, the main ingredient that is used in this bed bug spray is Deltamethrin, which composes .03% of the total chemicals. This is important because, when sprayed, Deltamethrin exposes the bugs to neurotoxins which then cause their nervous system to shut down.

Once this happens, it causes paralysis, rendering the bugs virtually dead because they can’t move around and spread further. The use of this chemical hasn’t been known to cause any harm to humans or pets. One exception are any fish you may have and any open aquariums in your home as this toxin doesn’t dissolve in water and can quite easily enter the system of any fish that are in the room where something is being treated.

A word of caution, however, is that Deltamethrin is known to cause skin irritation. Therefore, if you spray it on your bed sheets, blankets, or other items that you come into contact with daily, be sure not to crawl into bed too soon after application.

How Does it Work?

As it is sometimes needed to apply any pest control very liberally to the majority of your household, just to be safe, it is good to know that the spray doesn’t stain household items such as your mattress, bedding, couches, chairs, or clothes. This is probably one of the most important things about a bug killer other than actually getting rid of the bugs.

The manufacturer also claims that the product has a long-lasting effect on bugs that are exposed to the solution. Allow up to seven days for the chemicals to work before you have to use it again. In fact, Harris suggests using Bed Bug Killer along with the company’s other products such as the “Bed Bug Aerosol Egg Kill’’, that should be followed with ‘’Diatomaceous Earth Bed Bug Powder” to use around electrical devices. The combination of these products is supposed to keep the bugs away for longer periods of time in the hope they don’t return at all.

It is advised to determine the number of products you need by the size of the infestation you have, as well as is the infestation is reoccurring often or is a one-time problem. This is why it is important to inspect your home or workplace regularly, as there are many quick solutions like the Harris ‘’Bed Bug Killer’’ which can be applied directly with quick results and no downsides, but this kind of product will only work against smaller infestations from bugs that haven’t yet created a stronghold from your residence.

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