Question- Total release foggers (TRFs), sometimes called "bug bombs," are pesticide products designed to fill an area with insecticide and often are used in homes and workplaces to kill cockroaches, fleas, and flying insects. Which chemicals do most TRFs contain and thus pose potential hazards to users?
Answer- Most TRFs contain pyrethroid, pyrethrin, or both as active ingredients. TRFs also contain flammable aerosol propellants that can cause fires or explosions. (Illnesses and Injuries Related to Total Release Foggers --- Eight States, 2001—2006, October 17, 2008, MMWR 57(41): 1125-1129)