Bed Bug Pesticide Resistance
There are many products out there that claim to kill bed bugs and claim to be non toxic. Not only can certain pesticides be toxic upon inhalation, even if they are labeled non-toxic, but it won’t even kill the infestation, causing the bugs to adapt and become stronger and even harder to kill. Resistance to pesticides can be achieved very quickly. In as little as one generation, bed bugs can become completely resistant to pesticides, leaving you to ponder how much that DIY treatment really “saved” you money. For more information on bed bugs, visit our bed bug page.The life cycle can be short for a bed bug if enough food is present, which allows pesticide resistance to develop very rapidly.
Pest control companies and homeowners alike have been using pesticides that are not actually effective in eliminating the infestation. There are only certain pesticides that can actually kill an infestation and these are not available to consumers and only pest control professionals.
However, bed bugs are unable to gain resistance to our heat treatment. Heat will kill all of the bugs and eggs within hours. Bed Bug Heat Treatment is the only way to overcome bed bug pesticide resistance.
Bed Bugs – Best Left to a Professional
You can go to the hardware store and buy three of four pesticides that say “kills bed bugs” right on the front. On the back it says “not to be used as sole defense against bed bugs”
- These will not solve the problem.
- It kills some of the bugs, but not all bugs or any of the eggs.
- If you try to treat it yourself, it will make the problem worse.
- Your actions will likely cause them to spread all around the house.
If left untreated for long enough, a bed bug infestation can grow into a bed bug mega nest. Once the bed bug pesticide resistance is gained, the infestation can only be eliminated using a heat treatment. Learn more about the affordable bed bug treatments that we offer.