Why Are Bedbugs So Resilient And Tough?

Bedbugs are notorious for their ability to survive common insecticide treatments, and they may stick around for weeks before leaving you in peace. However, this is not to say that bedbugs cannot be eradicated from your living area, but this requires a lot of knowledge on bedbugs. So how can bedbugs be killed if they are resistant to pesticides?

Luckily, bedbugs are not immune to all insecticides. The two popular insecticide chemicals that do work to kill bedbugs are called pyrethroids and neonicotinoids. These two chemicals are found in most insecticide treatments these days. Unfortunately these chemicals may not work to destroy bed bugs from certain areas of the US, such as parts of Ohio, New Jersey and Michigan, but most bedbugs will be destroyed with no problem as long as the right chemicals are used. The chemicals necessary to destroy bedbugs may vary from location to location, but it is quite likely that your local exterminator is familiar with surrounding bed bug cases, and they will know which chemicals will get the job done.

Have you ever had a bedbug problem that persisted despite insecticide treatments?



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