back itchingYou can commonly kill bedbugs with neonicotinoids, a common insecticide. However, its widespread use has led bedbugs to bite back. They are becoming immune in large numbers, and new bedbugs are emerging with resistant strength.

Chemical insecticides were the go-to product for any kind of insect infestation, but their repeated use has led to resistance.

Antibiotics were once hailed as a miracle drug, but a few decades on, we have discovered that they led to the development of stronger, more aggressive strains of bacteria, resistant to any treatment.

The same thing has happened with pesticides and insecticides. Insects are hatching that have the ability to withstand even the toughest poison.

Immune Insects

Scientists in Michigan and Cincinnati discovered that bedbugs could withstand large amounts of the chemical. They had to give them a dose 1,000 times stronger than the standard dose to kill them.

The blood-sucking insects spread to the US from other countries, burrowing away in traveler’s luggage and clothing. They can infest a home quickly and easily — just one female bedbug can produce enough offspring to infect a whole house.

They can also go without food for long periods of time and are notoriously tough. At night they come out from under bed mattresses and bite people during their sleep, leaving painful red welts on the body.

Natural Pest-Control Alternatives

Heat treatment in addition to standard insecticide treatments provides the best chance of eliminating bedbugs. The bedbug treatment (heat option) makes use of a natural resource and is chemical-free. No resistance can occur from heat.

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During treatment, the air in the home is heated to 145°F for six to 6–8 hours to ensure that all bugs and their eggs are dead. The temperature is monitored carefully in all rooms of the house to ensure that it is sufficient to kill. Pets should out of the home prior to the treatment.

Insecticide resistance has led to the growth of stronger, more powerful bedbugs that can withstand up to 1,000 times more poison than before. Heat treatment is a chemical-free way to kill bedbugs.