Bed Bug Remediation: The Misuse of Pesticides - Part 2

In part one of this series, we mentioned the fact that many off-the-shelf pesticides aren’t tested for use on bed bugs.  We also discussed the fact the pesticides are becoming less effective against bed bugs as well.  If you missed part 1, check it out by clicking here PART 1

For part 2, we will dive deeper into the reasons why these facts are accurate and show you the simple way to kill bed bugs, in just one day.

Why Pesticides Don’t Work

There are two main reasons why pesticides don’t work.  The first reason is simple.  Many readily available pesticides aren’t made for bed bugs specifically.  While they may kill some of the bugs, Bed bug doesn’t “pick up” substances on their legs like roaches and other insects do.  That means that each individual bug must be sprayed or come in contact with the pesticide while it’s still wet for there to be any effect on the bug.  Because bed bugs are so good at hiding in hard to reach/see areas, this can make treatment with pesticides very difficult.  Even with foggers or bug bombs, bed bugs can be completely protected inside a mattress or inside furniture.  Bed bugs are also known to live inside walls, under flooring and in the ceilings.  This gives the bugs the opportunity to just move to another room when a treatment is applied to their original home. 

The second reason that pesticides don’t work is due to bed bugs' ability to evolve continuously. Scientists have found that bed bugs can grow and develop resistance to chemicals that are used against them.  Over the past decade, scientists have realized that bed bugs are increasingly resistant to many of the commonly used pesticides.

The Future Of Bed Bug Treatments

These two unavoidable facts, plus the serious health risk that pesticides pose to applicators and customers have let many pest professionals look for a “better way” to kill bed bugs for their customers.  Proactive pest professionals have found that heat treatments are the future of bed bug treatments and scientists have concluded that bed bugs don’t have the ability to develop a resistance to environmental situations, meaning bed bugs have no escape from the heat. 

Heat treatments work by raising the temperature in the treatment area very quickly and holding it until the heat has permeated the entire area for a “lethal-to-bed-bugs” amount of time.  The entire treatment, including set and clean up, can usually be completed in 24 hours or less.  As the temperature in the treatment area rises, bed bugs don’t have a chance to “run for cover.”

To meet the increasing demand for bed bug heat equipment, Convectex offers some of the highest quality and most effective equipment available.  Convectex has also expanded their services to not only provide the equipment needed to kill bed bugs, but we also offer training and business support services to help new and established businesses provide the best treatment for bed bugs possible.

You can find everything you need to start killing bed bugs with heat here: https://convectex.com/collections

Or give us a call to discuss your options: 877-375-0005

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