Real Kill Vs Hot Shot Fogger

Do you have a pest problem? If so, you may wonder about the best way to get rid of them. There are many different options available, but two of the most popular are Real Kill Indoor Foggers and Hot Shot Foggers. So, which one is better? We will compare and contrast these two products and help you decide which one is right for you!

Real Kill Vs Hot Shot Table

This comparison table between Real Kill Indoor Fogger and Hot Shot Fogger will help you see the difference at a glance.

Real Kill

Hot Shot

Active Ingredient Cypermethrin

Main Ingredient Cypermethrin

Kills On Contact

Kills on contact

 No Staining

Deeper Reaching Dry Fog Formula

One Can Treats 2,000 Cu Ft

One Can Treats 2,000 Cu Ft

Odorless

Non Staining & Oily Residue

Ready to Use

Ready to Use

Contains No Cfcs Or Other Ozone Depleting Substances

Keeps On Killing Up To 6 Weeks

It Kills roaches ants, spiders, fleas, brown dog ticks, silverfish, crikets, moths, waterbugs and many other

It Kills Black Carpet Beetles, Brown Dog Ticks, Carpenter Ants, Crickets, Earwigs, Firebrats, Fleas, Gnats, Houseflies, Mosquitoes, Palmetto Bugs, Pillbugs, Rice Weevils, Roaches and Other

Can Be Used In Apartments, Attics, Barns, Basements, Boat Cabins, Cabins, Campers, Crawl Spaces, Garages, Homes, Households, Sheds, Storage Areas, Trailers.

Can Be Used In Apartments, Attics, Barns, Basements, Boat Cabins, Cabins, Campers, Crawl Spaces, Garages, Homes, Households, Sheds, Storage Areas, Trailers.

User Can Return 2 Hours After Initiating Fog

User Can Return 2 Hours After Initiating Fog

Active Ingredient
The active ingredient is essential because it is what will actually kill the pests. Real Kill Indoor Fogger contains Cypermethrin, while Hot Shot Fogger contains Tetramethrin and Cypermethrin.

The Cypermethrin in the Real Kill Fogger is a synthetic pyrethroid that is very effective against many pests, including cockroaches, ants, and spiders. Tetramethrin is a naturally-occurring pyrethroid that is also very effective against many pests. However, it is not as effective against cockroaches as Cypermethrin.

Target Pest
Real Kill Indoor Fogger is designed to kill various pests, including roaches, ants, spiders, fleas, brown dog ticks, silverfish, crickets, moths, waterbugs, and many other crawling and biting insects.

On the other hand, the hotshot fogger is designed to kill both flying and crawling insects such as ants (except fire ants), brown dog ticks, crickets, firebrats, fleas, flies, gnats, houseflies, mosquitoes, roaches, silverfish, spiders and waterbugs. Both foggers kill on contact, and keep in mind that foggers do not control bed bugs.

Non-staining
Neither product will stain your home. However, the Real Kill Fogger leaves behind an invisible residue that will keep killing insects for up to two weeks.

Coverage
One can of the fogger cover 2,000 cubic feet of unobstructed space. This is equivalent to a 10 ft x 10 ft x 5 ft room with 8 ft ceilings. If the space is more significant than this, you will need to use more than one can. Also, keep in mind that both of the foggers are for indoor use only.

Where to Use
The fogger is a product that needs to be used in enclosed spaces such as apartments, attics, basements, boat cabins, cabins, campers, garages, homes, households, sheds, storage areas, and trailers. Do not use automobiles.

Before Fogging Preparation
You will need to remove all food from the area you will be fogging. This includes pet food and bird seed. Cover all fish tanks and remove small animals such as reptiles, birds, and rodents.

Cover any exposed food in your kitchens, such as flour, cereal, and bread boxes, with plastic or aluminum foil. Cover any surfaces water could splash on, such as countertops, appliances, and utensils.

To Start Fogging
Set the can on a level surface before activating it. Do not use an extension cord with the fogger. Shake well before using. To start fogging, the point can be away from the face, and press the trigger until it locks into place.

If the trigger is released before locking, a hissing sound will be heard, and the product will spray for a few seconds before stopping. Leave the area immediately. Do not re-enter for at least 2 hours. If you must re-enter before 2 hours, open all doors and windows to air out the area for 30 minutes before re-entering.

After Fogging Preparation
Wash all dishes, utensils, food preparation surfaces, and exposed food in your kitchen with soap and water. Discard any food that has been exposed to the fog.

Vacuum the area after it has been aired out for 30 minutes. Pick up and dispose of the vacuum bag immediately. Wash all linens, bedding, stuffed animals, and clothing in the treated area with soap and hot water. Dry on a high heat setting.

Our Observation
The main difference between real kill and hot shot fogger is in the active ingredient. The Real Kill Fogger contains Tetramethrin and Cypermethrin, while the hotshot fogger only has Cypermethrin. Both products are designed for indoor use and will not stain your home.

The Real Kill Indoor Fogger is our top pick because it is more effective against a wider range of pests and leaves behind an invisible residue that will keep killing insects for up to two weeks. However, both products are effective against many pests and will not stain your home.

Conclusion
Hot Shot is a chemical fogger that claims to be the best solution for bed bugs and fleas. It kills pests on contact, but it has been known to cause respiratory distress in humans and pets. Real kill indoor foggers are made with all-natural ingredients like pyrethrums which only target insects while leaving people, plants, and animals unharmed. I hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Thank you for reading!

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