Popular Science recently reported that bed bugs were back in larger numbers than ever before – and tougher than ever. Are they developing a complete pesticide resistance?
Bed bugs and eggs may be developing a resistance to traditional pesticides which may account for their growing numbers.
Bed bugs and their eggs are more and more resistant to chemical pesticides. Will they soon be immune completely?
Those who don’t believe in evolution might be hard pressed to explain what scientists discovered recently.
By comparing bed bugs frozen and preserved in the 1970s to bed bugs recovered from modern-day infestations in cities like New York, scientists have discovered major changes have taken place.
One significant change is a faster metabolism; meaning bed bugs reproduce faster than ever; able to create pesticide-resistant offspring in just a few generations.
Secondly, modern bed bugs produce more of the P450 enzyme; which helps them metabolize pesticides used to kill them. This is why modern exterminators increasingly have to “cycle” powerful chemicals to treat infestations.
Perhaps most alarmingly of all, evidence points to the possibility of bed bugs becoming completely resistant to chemical pesticides within the next few decades.
Already America is besieged by a host of pesticide resistant bugs – like the Asian Stink Bug Pentatomoidea. Devouring millions of dollars worth of American crops each season, this voracious pest proves how dangerous spray-resistant insects can be.
Fortunately, all is not lost.
While traditional chemical and synthetic bed bug treatments are being found to be increasingly ineffective, powerful natural alternatives exist.
For example, the ingredients in Nature’s Response use food-grade ingredients to naturally disrupt a bed bug’s ability to breath. This 100% organic bed big killer can incapacitate bed bugs on contact, and kill them dead within 60 seconds.
The best part is: bed bugs are unable to develop a resistance to this bed bug killer spray, because it uses a bed bug’s natural responses to kill them.
That’s a huge advantage to people anxious to tackle a bed bug infestation themselves, but don’t want to use harsh chemicals, or “cycle” pesticides like exterminators do – especially given how mixing chemicals without professional training is often more dangerous than the infestation you’re trying to treat with them!