Pesticide Resistance: Why Chemicals Are Losing Their Effectiveness

Posted by Michael Ferkiss on

The traditional way to kill bed bugs is to spray pesticides on items where bed bugs hide during the day while they are not feeding on you. This includes, mattresses, box springs, night stands, bed frames and behind and inside framed pictures hanging above your bed.

In 2020 top entomologist and facilities managers all agree that bed bugs have, through evolution, developed resistance to pesticides and have learned to avoid them.

Not only do pesticides not kill bed bugs any longer they actually cause them to scatter to wider areas which makes the problem worse and harder to treat.

Even worse - the chemical resistant bed bugs that survive the initial treatment will then mate and their offspring will inherit that same resistance gene making future treatments completely ineffective! This has been a common trend with the pesticides in use today.

Because bed bugs continue to develop resistance to pesticides designed to kill them temperatures of 120 degrees Fahrenheit are the only proven method to eliminate both bed bugs and their unhatched eggs 100% of the time.

Watch this short video produced by the University of Colorado's Facilities Manager.

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