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Will pesticides work to kill bed bugs?
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Some pesticides are effective when killing bed bugs, but they do not kill the eggs. If the eggs are left behind, they will hatch within days and the infestation will start the cycle all over again. Bed bug poison and bed bug powders have been proven unsuccessful on many occasions due to the fact that bed bugs have developed an immunity to modern day pesticides.

Bed bugs were erradicated from the United States in the 1940's and have made a resounding come back in recent years due to the ban of DDT. DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is a synthetic pesticide used against bed bugs in the US until its ban due to its harmful environmental effects in 1972. Since then, due to the increase in international travel, bed bugs have come back with a vengence in the past decade. They are now at epedemic proportions.

Other pesticides are still used to kill bed bugs, but are not as effective. These pesticides also have many harmful side-effects. Many other treatments for bed bugs on the market are toxic and perhaps more harmful to your health than the actual bed bugs.

Some treatments may require you to leave your home for an extended period of time before returning such as bed bug bombing treatments. These treatments are so toxic that you and your family cannot even be around when it is done. These bombings leave behind a film on everything in your home and you can easily still breathe in these toxic fumes even after the dust has settled because the dust HAS settled — on your furniture, floors, clothes and bedding. Many people have become sick after bombing their homes because they continue to breathe these harmful fumes for weeks after the treatment is done. Children and pets are especially suseptible to getting sick after these bombings and other toxic treatments. They are on the floor stirring up the toxic residue left behind and can become very ill.

DeadBedBugs Contact Killing spray allows you the convenience of treating your home and going to sleep with the peace of mind you need and deserve. Our Contact Killing Spray is effective and non-toxic so that you can treat your home and bedding and then lay down and go to sleep without worrying about bed bugs or your family’s health.



Bed Bug Facts

    Bed Bugs are tiny creatures – the adult is smaller than a quarter of an inch in size – that live on the blood of animals and, most disconcertingly humans.
    Although not a flying insect the bed bug does have the ability to travel; very quickly and is prone to rapid spreading as a result.
    The Bed Bug spread is a common one, as these miniature creatures are understood to have traveled from their natural home in the Asian continent to the rest of the globe.
    It is hardly unusual to see an infestation of Bed Bugs, but what is essential is that we know where they live, how to spot them and what to do about them.
    The female Bed Bug will give out eggs each day; as she can survive for vast lengths of time – over a year – this results in a natural explosion of the Bed Bug population.
    The bed bug is active at night – when we are asleep – and the initial clue to the presence of Bed Bugs is the presence of pimples on the skin in the morning.
    The bed bug will feed during the night, and when it feeds on our blood it leaves behind marks of its being there.
    A bed bug feeds by spearing the skin and feeding in a tube with which it sucks out the required blood, and hence the victim will rarely have known they are being bitten as they are usually asleep.
    After feeding – which may last as long as ten minutes – the Bed Bug leaves behind a red bite which could swell and will itch continually, bringing irritation and discomfort to the sufferer.
    The problem with diagnosis is that the signs of Bed Bugs are very similar to many other skin conditions.
    Scabies displays very similar pointers to bed bug infestation, and some insect bites such as mosquito can also produce a similar tell tale mark.
    Bed bug bites will usually appear on skin that is exposed while we sleep – the arms and legs, face and neck are all often bitten – and it is to these areas we should turn when looking for signals of the creatures.
    The Bed Bug is a night living mite and it likes to feed on our blood; it also likes to remain hidden and this is why it is found in our beds and furnishings.
    While the Bed Bug does not nest like a number of other insects, it does fall to suitable places, hence many will hide together in the crevasses of a mattress, the inside of covers and linings and many dark and secure places.
    Bed Bugs are often carried into the home by people who have been elsewhere and have usually slept on a number of different and frequently used beds.

    A Bed Bug problem is not necessarily a case of ill hygiene, however, as any number of hotels and guest houses have also been the source of infestations.
    Bed Bug infestations spread very quickly; with one female insect laying around five eggs per day it is easy to see how quickly the colony can grow.

    To get rid of Bed Bugs you also need to throw out of the affected mattress and any other items that may be infested with the creatures.
    As bed bugs are very small and hard to find, eradicating all the eggs and creatures with off the shelf remedies may not be 100% successful.
    During an affliction of bed bugs, all clothes, covers and linings that have been close to bugs – or you think may have been – have to be be thoroughly washed; if possible this must be done on the hottest setting possible to be sure to kill the bugs.



Helen F. said, “That’s about right. Pesticides are bad for you, but they don’t work very well. They don’t stop the bed bugs because they don’t kill the eggs. So you just have to keep doing it and in the meantime you’re exposing yourself and your family to harmful chemicals. I think this All Stop Complete Bed Bug Solution is a great alternative to pesticides. We’ve just got too much of that stuff floating around. It’s no wonder everyday you hear of new medical conditions no one has ever heard of before. We’re slowly killing ourselves with this evil stuff.” 

Caitlin N. said, “They way we tried to get rid of bed bugs was bombing the house 2 times. I hate the way that stuff smells. It gives me such a bad headache. We vaccumed the room, sprayed the bed with some bug spray. We sprayed it every night. I thought we were free from the bed bugs but I’d still see some of them crawling around at night.  I’d try to smash them but they were always more hiding somewhere else. I need to try something else that doesn’t make me sick.” 

J. P. from Memphis, Tn writes, “You don’t need to use toxic chemicals in your home to feel safe from bed bugs. The so-called experts will always tell you need chemicals, but that’s not so. Chemicals in the pesticides can attack your nervous system, also.” 

Last update: 09:00 AM Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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