CrossFire® Bed Bug Concentrate

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CrossFire Bed Bug Concentrate kills pyrethroid-resistant bed bug strains at all life stages, including eggs. Available as both a concentrate and an aerosol, the patented formula with multiple modes of action is the only bed bug product with three actives. The results save time and money. Rest easy with the ideal bed bug solution. CrossFire changes everything.

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Crossfire® Bed Bug Concentrate Documentation

Crossfire® Bed Bug Concentrate FAQs

CrossFire is a suspo-emulsion – in basic terms, a solid suspended in a liquid. The formula makes it possible to join multiple active ingredients with different physical-chemical characteristics.

CrossFire contains three active ingredients:

  1. Clothiandin – gives it a long residual
  2. Metofluthrin – provides quick knockdown
  3. Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) – fights metabolic resistance

The toxicology studies for CrossFire resulted in a LD50 for mammals greater than 5,000 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, therefore the EPA does not require a signal word.

The label states that CrossFire has a four-week residual, however third-party research shows greater than 90% control for up to 12 months.

Residual Efficacy of CrossFire: Nearly 100% efficacy at 3-, 6-, 12-month marks for both mattress and unpainted wood

Source: Eurofins Agroscience Services, Inc. (2014)

Best practices for dilution and agitation of CrossFire concentrate:

  1. Shake CrossFire concentrate thoroughly prior to mixing with water, 10 seconds is ideal
  2. Add 0.5 gallons of water into sprayer before adding concentrate
    Note: During colder temperatures, the use of warm water, if available, will help the CrossFire formulation go into suspension
  3. Add 13 oz. of CrossFire concentrate
    Note: When measuring CrossFire from the 130 oz. container, pour it in increments of 5 + 5 + 3 oz. to avoid spillage
  4. Add water to achieve 1 finished gallon of product
  5. Shake the treatment equipment thoroughly before applying
  6. During the course of the application, shake the treatment equipment every 15 to 20 minutes to ensure the product stays in suspension

Dilution Chart for a 1.42% Concentration:

Finished Mixture Water CrossFire Concentrate Application Rate of Mixed Solution
16 oz. 14.4 oz. 1.6 oz. 125 sq. ft.
1.0 qt. 28.8 oz. 3.2 oz. 250 sq. ft.
0.5 gal. 57.5 oz. 6.5 oz. 500 sq. ft.
1.0 gal. 115.0 oz. 13.0 oz. 1,000 sq. ft.
1.5 gal. 172.5 oz. 19.5 oz. 1,500 sq. ft.

CrossFire will not stain water-safe fabrics or surfaces. It may leave a visible residue on dark surfaces, similar to a wettable powder, which can be removed easily with a damp rag.

  • 13-ounce bottle
  • 130-ounce bottle
  • An aerosol is also available in a 17-ounce aerosol can (see CrossFire Aerosol)

Please contact your distributor for availability.

During the early stages of an infestation, bed bugs tend to be located in very close association to beds and/or upholstered furniture. As populations increase in age and size, however, the likelihood of finding bed bugs in unpredictable areas away from the host-feeding sites also increases. Some key bed bug hot spots include:

  • Mattresses
  • Box springs
  • Bed frames
  • Headboards
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Desk chairs
  • Carpet edges
  • Under and behind baseboards
  • Behind wall hangings
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