Will Bed Bugs Go Away?
Well the main reason why bed bugs don’t go away is that we are still here. So, as long as they have a food source then they will not disappear. Remember that they are after our blood and they will definitely find it. It seems like bed bugs are everywhere lately. With people doing more and more traveling than ever, it is no wonder why bed bugs are back and stronger than ever.
What I mean by stronger is that a lot of them are becoming super bed bugs, in which they are immune to some chemicals that are used to kill them. Bed bugs can be resistant to chemicals found in some of the most common treatments.
• The little bugs can take weeks to fully disappear.
• We have to implement PMI when trying to eradicate them.
And to make things worse. A recent study found that bed bugs can be resistant to some of the most popular chemicals we use to kill them. Instead of working, the chemicals can actually make bed bugs significantly harder to kill.
Of course, with the proper treatment, bed bugs can be eradicated from your home. But now more than ever, it takes a super-specific knowledge about treating your particular creepy, crawly situation.
But don’t panic, people, because there is hope in this situation. We sought the answers to a few or your itching questions.
If bed bugs are resistant to chemicals, then how do I kill them?
Firstly, bed bugs aren’t resistant to all chemicals. But it’s crucial to use the right one when treating an infestation.
The new study, published last month, confirmed bed bugs can be resistant to two kinds of chemicals: pyrethroids and neonicotinoids. These are found in some of the most common bed bug treatments out there. However, the study only confirmed resistance in bed bugs from parts of Ohio, New Jersey and Michigan, so we can’t expand the results to all bugs just yet.
The bed bugs in your neighborhood could very well be immune to chemicals too, but the odds of that are pretty low. You have to do your research to know exactly which kinds of chemicals, if any, work to quash them.
What about other tactics?
Does heat work?
Some experts suggest heat as an alternative for bed bug control: Raising the temperature of your home has been shown to kill the bugs and their eggs.
But “heat alone does not work,” use heat along with chemicals in order to kill bugs in bedroom walls, where they often hide out away from warmth. A good chemical with a residual works well on bed bugs.
If you get bed bugs at home or suspect you’ve been near them recently, I suggest putting all clothing and bedding in the dryer at high heat for 60 minutes or more. It’s a simple way to ensure the bed bugs are gone… and don’t come back.
I’ve heard bed bugs take weeks to die?
What happens while I wait?
It’s true. Bed bugs can take weeks to fully disappear, and you will likely have to apply multiple treatments before they’re fully eradicated. Keep sleeping in your bed to attract bugs to the treatment in your room. And for best results, please read the product label on the chemical you will use.
This is a very important tip because, I have spoken to people that don’t understand that more chemical in the dilution doesn’t mean it will be more powerful and kill more bugs. Adding more chemical doesn’t mean better, it just means you are wasting money.
“You can buy some bed bug chemicals on your own, some really good products are available for the diy pest control technician(homeowner).
I don’t want my bed bugs to come back… or come at all.
Yeah, I don’t blame you for wanting that. We suggests checking any known hiding spot — in the beds at hotels, under your seat at the movies — to ensure bugs aren’t crawling about. Keep your cool amidst the panic, and you’ll make it through just fine. I know it is something new to a lot of us, who really checks their seats at the movie theatre for bed bugs, right.
It is a matter of being aware and making it a habit of checking around for them. Believe me, it may feel embarrassing at first to check around for bed bugs, but you will be more embarrassed when people find out that you have bed bugs at home. Being vigilant shouldn’t be a thing of embarrassment, but a way to prevent your first or future infestations.
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