DC-DC converters are prone to several types of nonlinear phenomena including bifurcation, quasi periodicity, intermittency and chaos. These undesirable effects must be controlled for periodic operation of the converter to ensure the stability. In this paper an effective solution to control of chaos in solar fed DC-DC boost converter is proposed. Controlling of chaos is significantly achieved using optimal circuit parameters obtained through Bacterial Foraging Optimization Algorithm. The optimization renders the suitable parameters in minimum computational time. The obtained results are compared with the operation of traditional boost converter. Further the obtained results with BFA optimized parameter ensures the operations of the converter are within the controllable region. To elaborate the study of bifurcation analysis with optimized and unoptimized parameters are also presented. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.