The Crossfire Aerosol is the same insecticide as the CrossFire Bed Bug Concentrate but comes in more convenient packaging.

The CrossFire aerosol spray is considered a “go-to” professional product for killing bed bugs at all life stages. The aerosol packing makes it read to use and does not require any mixing or measuring.

Although the aerosol form of CrossFire costs more than the concentrate version it can save a lot of time.

What’s Good?

  • Convenient packaging with no mixing required
  • Easy to use the spray for killing bed bugs on contact

What’s Wrong?

  • Aerosol version costs more than concentrate version
  • Less quantity per spray can of insecticide

CrossFire Aerosol is the aerosol version of the newly developed bed bug elimination formula by MGK. The insecticide is known for its effectiveness in killing bed bugs.

The formula of CrossFire aerosol effectively combines 2 active ingredients, Clothianidin and Metofluthrin, together for immediate action against bed bugs.

The CrossFire can actively penetrate the bed bug’s exoskeleton and attacks its central nervous system leading to its death.

CrossFire Aerosol can kill bed bugs within 5 minutes at all life stages i.e. adults, nymphs, and eggs. The formula even kills pyrethroid-resistant bed bug strains.

The aerosol form of the CrossFire formula is a convenient option when it comes to bed bug termination. Although CrossFire aerosol charges a bit more than the concentrate version, this formula is ready to use and does not require any mixing at all.

Therefore along with a more convenient packaging the aerosol version helps save a lot of time.

  • Ingredients: Clothianidin 0.4% / Metofluthrin 0.01% / Piperonyl Butoxide 1.00%
  • Manufacturer: MGK (Mfg. Number: 30642-U17)


CrossFire aerosol spray for bed bugs is for indoor use in both residential and commercial areas such as:

  • Warehouses
  • Kennels
  • Motels
  • Shelters
  • Garage
  • Car, Bus, Taxi, Trucks, Vans & Trains
  • Ships, Boat, ferries, & yatch
  • Theatre
  • Stores
  • Construction Areas
  • Home
  • Nursing Home
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Apartments
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Factory
  • Dormitories
  • Day care Facilities

CrossFire aerosol can be used to treat objects and places such as:

  • Backpacks
  • Baseboards
  • Beddings
  • Bed Frames
  • Closets
  • Pet Beds
  • Shoes
  • Doors & Windows Frames
  • Floors, Floorboards & Floor Covering
  • Furniture & all furnishings
  • Headboards
  • Luggages
  • Mattresses
  • Walls & Wall Hangings

Properties of Aerosol Spray

The CrossFire aerosol has the same formulation as the concentrated spray but comes with a more convenient packaging, meaning it’s ready to use and requires no mixing or measuring.

The dual action aerosol contains one broad spectrum bed bug contact killer ingredient while the other is a stable residual chemical. It targets all bed bug life stages either eggs, nymphs or adults.

The aerosol can be directly applied on bed bugs and it provides control within less than 5 minutes with direct spraying.

The aerosol formula has no signal word which needs to be labeled on the bottle, meaning the human toxicity level is very low, reducing hazards.

CrossFire aerosol is a non-staining spray and can, therefore, be applied directly on mattresses for spot treatment.

The CrossFire insecticide formula is low odor making it very convenient for use in homes.

Applications of CrossFire Aerosol Spray

The Crossfire aerosol spray is convenient for use as an aerosol spray, surface spray, spot treatment, and crack and crevice spray.

Before spraying, the area to be treated should be inspected for hidden bed bug colonies.

Some tips for better CrossFire aerosol application includes:

Shaking the aerosol can well enough before using.

Spraying on the bed bug colonies and eggs directly at close range.

Thoroughly spraying all surfaces until wet but not dripping.

Allowing the treated areas to dry thoroughly before being occupied again.

Checking all areas for possible bed bug infestations.

Keep on spraying on bed bugs as they start running or hiding.

Test a small floor surface area to see if the Crossfire Aerosol will stain or discolor.

Even though CrossFire is a no signal word insecticide in terms of safety it is still recommended the safety guidelines suggested by EPA be followed.

The precautions enlist wearing long sleeves, shoes, and socks to avoid skin contact with the aerosol.


Do not use CrossFire aerosol spray directly onto the skin of humans or pets. All sorts of pets, birds and even aquariums should be removed prior to starting spraying on bed bugs.

The CrossFire aerosol spray should not be used over food processing, storage or preparation areas. At homes before using the spray make sure to cover all food items and serving utensils and washing them afterward.

The CrossFire aerosol is a stain-free formula but it should be spot tested to prevent any unwarranted stains on fabrics.

CrossFire treated area should not be occupied by pets, children or even adults until the sprayed area dries up and cannot be soaked via the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How large an area will a can cover?

It is enough to cover a large room. CrossFire Aerosol can be directly applied to mattresses and box springs. Infested bed linens must not be treated. These must be removed, tightly sealed in a plastic bag, laundered and dried at high temperatures prior to re-use. Vacuuming surfaces prior to treatment is highly recommended. Spray product directly to mattress surface, paying special attention to seams, folds, tufts and edges, as well as bed frames and box springs where bed bugs harbor. Clean linen must be put on bed prior to reuse.

Can this be used on carpet?

I suppose you could use it on carpet, but there are probably just as effective applications that are far easier to apply. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) applied to carpets should be extremely effective. Use the Crossfire under and behind the baseboards all around the carpet, and in virtually every crack where bugs and their eggs might be, including furniture, bed frames, headboards, and the like. That use is probably the strength of the product, where it shines in your personal war on killing off the infestation. Good luck.

Is this a foam or aerosol?

It is an aerosol that’s used by exterminators. It does work!

How long does it last after you first open it?

It has a shelf life of 5 years.

Will CrossFire Aerosol work on ticks?

CrossFire Aerosol is distinctly made to combat and kill bed bugs that are pyrethroid-resistant for indoor use only. Ticks are not on the label for this product. Depending on how much area you need to treat for and type of application, whether it be indoors or outdoors or both, please refer to our tick page which will contain all products that you can use to treat for ticks.

Does CrossFire Aerosol have a strong odor? How long does the odor last and how strong is it?

The manufacturer describes CrossFire Aerosol as a low odor product. Once the treated area is dry any odor should dissipate.

How much of area will one can of CrossFire Aerosol treat?

Per the manufacturer, the amount of CrossFire Aerosol used will depend on the applicator and how much is applied in a particular spot. One canister will likely not be enough to treat the rooms listed. We would suggest using Crossfire Concentrate for better coverage.

How long does the residual of CrossFire Aerosol last?

The residual of CrossFire Aerosol is about 4 weeks.

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