For moth balls to work as an insecticide, the fumes released by moth balls should be restricted in a small space like an enclosed box for a long time to kill any bugs in the range of the fumes.
Bed bugs primarily harbor in cracks, crevices and fabrics of bed rooms and living rooms. It is not possible to achieve the required concentration of fumes to kill bed bugs in a normal sized room, unless you are using several kilograms of these naphthalene balls, which can be extremely dangerous.
What are the hazards due to moth balls?
Mothballs can be dangerous if they are chewed or eaten. Children, pets and wildlife may mistake them for food or candy and eat them. One mothball can cause serious harm if eaten by a small child.
They are not intended to be used outdoors as the ingredients can contaminate plants or soil, harm wildlife, contaminate water supplies and contribute to air pollution.
What are the solutions to get rid of bed bugs?