I’ve recently received some emails from readers asking about the difference between Phantom Insecticide/Pressurized Insecticide and Bedlam Bed Bug Insecticide Spray. I thought this would be a good opportunity to point out the differences and similarities between the two.

Bedlam Bed Bug Insecticide Spray

  • is only available in a pressurized aerosol form
  • can be sprayed on mattresses and other commonly contacted surfaces
  • can be shipped to all states and has no shipping restrictions in the 48 continental US states
  • main target pest is bed bugs, but also lists lice, ticks, and other biting insects
  • is roughly $25 per can
  • will effectively kill bed bugs, but will only last for a few weeks since aerosols have short residual times
  • will not stain surfaces
  • manufactured by MGK

Phantom (Pressurized) Insecticide

  • is available in both liquid concentrate and pressurized aerosol form
  • is NOT safe (in liquid or aerosol form) to be used on mattresses or any other areas where you come in frequent, full-body contact with
  • targets a wide variety of pests, including bed bugs, roaches, ants, and spiders
  • is usually around $30 per spray can, $65 per 21 oz., and $230 for 72 oz. (basically, it’s pretty expensive)
  • seems to be slightly more powerful than Bedlam in killing bed bugs
  • liquid concentrate can last up to 2-3 months, due to its residual properties
  • will not break down easily, even with the use of detergents and cleaning agents
  • manufactured by FMC

Despite these differences, the two also share some key characteristics. For starters, both will effectively kill bed bugs. The claims that one is more effective than another cannot and have not been proven, so just go with whichever one you think is best for your situation if you plan on purchasing one of the two. Both products can also not be shipping across seas due to the fact that they’re pressurized aerosols. The aerosol form of Phantom and Bedlam Spray also both should come with a little “straw” that you can use to apply the pesticide to cracks and crevices and other small areas. These two are also professional grade pesticides and can only be purchased through their mutual manufacturers or certified pest control product distribution companies.

Well, I hope that helped! Let me know if you guys have any more questions about any pesticides or bugs! I’ll look in to them for you (: I think I’ll start writing pest control product reviews as well; we’ll see.