My first experience with a “bug bomb” was in college, when my roommates and I wanted to get ahead of a possible ant infestation before it became a full-blown one. We sealed off the house we were renting, set the not-exactly-explosive off, and went to the movie theater to see a late-morning showing of Surf’s Up (which is a supremely enjoyable movie based solely on the fact that the character Jeff Bridges voiced was, effectively, The Dude from The Big Lebowski in penguin form). We got back, and as near as we could tell, it worked. The ants didn’t come back.
I guess that’s not much of a bug bomb story, and if I can, I’d like to keep my insect-related tales about that mild. I’ll happily leave the craziness to Newton and Galt.