Chemical Treatments for Bed Bugs

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Many of our clients come to us after being treated by another pest control company or by unsuccessfully trying to exterminate the bed bugs with bed bug spray products from stores such as Walmart or Home Depot. We are commonly asked why our method works to get rid of bed bugs while so many other companies and at-home treatments are unsuccessful in treating these bed bug issues. The answer is rooted in common bedbug biology. Over the years, bed bugs have developed a resistance to the ingredients found in over-the-counter bed bug sprays and chemicals. In fact, these products actually make the bed bug infestation more difficult because it causes the bed bugs to scatter, spreading the bedbugs into rooms other than the ones being chemically treated with the do-it-yourself products. The following summarizes the downside of chemical bed bug treatments:
Bed bug infestations have become an increasingly large problem here in Southeastern Michigan due to a variety of factors, such as an increase in travel, bed bugs’ resistance to over-the-counter pesticides, and a general lack of knowledge from many pest control professionals and the general public alike. Early bed bug identification is the key to effectively ridding your home of bed bugs. Hi-Tech Pest Control is here to teach you everything you need to know about bed bug identification, from the size, shape, and appearance of bed bugs to places in your home where you’re likely to find bed bugs. Call us today if you are considering chemical treatments for bed bugs!

Bed bugs are resistant to the chemicals found in chemical treatments for bed bugs

Most people don’t realize that the bedbugs found today are much more resilient than the bed bugs found 50 years ago. Due to their adaptive nature, today’s bed bugs are actually immune to some of the chemical methods used in the past, such as DDT and the pyrethroid class of insecticides, due to the fact that the genes of these bed bugs have adapted and mutated so many times that they actually have a thick cuticle that can’t be penetrated by insecticides. Furthermore, the toxic insecticide is converted by the bugs’ high level of enzymes into a much less toxic substance, making bed bugs resistant to most at-home chemical treatments. These resistant bed bugs left behind by the unsuccessful chemical treatment will then mate, creating a new generation of these super bugs.

Chemicals cause bed bugs to scatter and spread

Spraying bed bug chemical treatments directly on bed bugs can seldom kill them; however, most are resistant to these chemicals. Typically, the only thing chemicals do to a bed bug is cause them to scatter and spread to additional locations in your house, worsening the problem. Many people attempt to spray the perimeter of infected areas, causing the bed bugs to burrow even further into the cracks and crevices in your home until the residue wears off. This compounds the problem, as bed bugs can go up to a year without feeding and will wait patiently for said residues to wear off before searching for new places to feed. Localized infestations are much easier to treat; you do not want bed bugs to spread in your home.

Bed bugs hide in unreachable locations

Bedbugs love hiding in small cracks and crevices that are unreachable to the bed bug chemical treatments, such as cracks in the walls, the inside of books, and inside of appliances such as TVs or VCRs. It can be nearly impossible to reach these bugs. Furthermore, it can be very dangerous spraying chemicals on some of these items, electronics in particular.

Lots of home owner pre-treatment required in this invasive process

In order to contact as many bugs as possible, the exterminator will need to have access to nearly every square inch of the infested room, including beds, dressers, and nightstands. Preparing for a bed bug chemical treatment can be very time-consuming for the homeowner.

Chemical treatments for bed bugs do not kill bed bug eggs and require multiple treatments as the eggs hatch

Bed bug eggs typically hatch every 5 to 16 days and are not affected by chemical treatments. Therefore, once the eggs hatch, the nymphs will seek shelter from these treatments, increasing the need for multiple treatments. This process can drag out for weeks or even months, putting your furniture and other belongings in danger.

Chemicals are toxic

A cumulative effect of residual pesticides can be built up in these chemical treatments for bed bugs due to the fact that multiple treatments are required. These pesticides are deemed safe, but at what level?

Hi-Tech Pest Control has a wide variety of commercial Integrated Pest Management programs. We also offer residential IPM programs to fit your preventative pest maintenance needs. Call us at 248-569-8001 to start your Integrated Pest Management program today! From Pest Heat Treatments to Chemical Pest Treatments, we are your one-stop source for pest maintenance. Make sure to check out our vast library of bed bugs and pest including ants and bees. Whether it crawls, flies, bites, or destroys — no matter how in-depth your pest problem is, Hi-Tech Pest Control can solve it! We pride ourselves on doing the jobs those other guys can’t do. Plus, with a 6-month money back guarantee and a free inspection, you have nothing to lose. Call Hi-Tech Pest Control today at 248-569-8001 to schedule your free inspection!

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Troy, MI 48084

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