Unfortunately, it’s true that bed bugs are extremely resistant to most pesticides and bed bug products that you can buy at your local home supply store.
Bed bugs adapt extremely quickly and have developed immunity to most household pesticides and bed bug products that homeowners can apply themselves. Some bed bug products like bug bombs can actually worsen the problem by causing the critters to scatter. Growing immunity has made getting rid of bed bugs increasingly difficult. Even worse, bed bugs are developing resistance to the much stronger chemicals used by bed bug exterminators.
In addition to developing resistance over time, it’s recently been discovered that the annoying critters have the ability to pump out enzymes that break down insecticides, neutralizing them. This has been noted as one of the factors in the resurgence of bed bugs over the last decade.
So what can you do to make getting rid of bed bugs easier?
Catch them quickly. If you notice any signs of bed bugs in your home, contact professional bed bug exterminators as soon as possible. The worst thing you can do is attempt to kill bed bugs yourself with bed bug products from a local home supply store, or waffle on taking any action at all.
Bed bug exterminators are increasingly developing new, effective methods to kill bed bugs that aren’t available for use by the general public. Heat and freeze treatments, for example, are alternatives to chemical treatments that exploit the physical weakness bed bugs have to extreme temperatures. A bed bug exterminator will be happy to discuss options with you for getting rid of bed bugs.
If you need help getting rid of bed bugs from your home, Magical Pest Control is one of Toronto’s most well-respected bed bug exterminators. Call us at (905) 738-6676 for a free consultation over the phone or contact us online. We’ll get back to you shortly.