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Pesticides for Bed Bugs

A pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances that tends to control, prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate any pest. The term applies to herbicides, fungicides and other various substances used to control pests (Pests are living organisms that occurs in the agricultural or residential regions to cause damage to crops or humans or other animals that include insects, mice, bed bugs, fungi, bacteria, viruses and unwanted plants or weeds).

All pesticides for bed bugs that are used to kill them are insecticides. Insecticide sprays are formulated by mixing a small volume of insecticide with lot of water inside a spray tank. It is very difficult even for trained professionals to control bed bugs. So repeating insecticide treatment is often necessary to kill the bed bugs. When some sprays are ineffective and some bed bugs build resistance to chemicals, alternative methods like heat and steam treatments, structural fumigations and cold treatments are applied.

If you want to get rid of bed bugs you need to contact pest control professional for help. Otherwise best integrated pest management strategy (a multi-pronged attack that goes beyond spraying or misting insecticide that includes caulking, spackling and using other sealants to fill cracks and crevices, refinishing and sealing floors, injecting frozen carbon dioxide “snow” into electronics to freeze pests, repainting walls and other surfaces, using low-moisture steam and clothes dryer heat to kill bugs and injecting bug-killing dust into electrical outlets and switches) should be used to exterminate bed bugs that is hiding inside the things cluttered at home, offices or any other places that are unhygienic or even in hygienic conditions it has taken a great role in its presence like in high, well-observed royal hotels, big bungalows and highly infrastructure industries and other places.

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Treatment with Bed Bug Pesticide

There are so many varieties of pesticides to kill bed bugs varying with the rates and you may easily access them or buy them in the market. But taking the help of a pest control assistant is necessary as a small mistake in applying the pesticide or small failure to kill bed bugs can lead to more serious problem.

The most common pesticides and insecticides available in the market are:

Contact insecticides: Normally, these insecticides are made up of pyrethroids which are synthetically made or from natural extracts of chrysanthemum flowers. These substances tend to emit odor that makes the bed bugs to get irritated and moves out of the places. These substances kill bed bugs instantly if they come into contact directly with the surfaces of the substances or its residue. However, the bed bugs develop repelling properties against the substance. Some of the contact products are Topia, Sterifab, Microcare, Bedlam, Clear zone, CD-40, CD-80 Extra and ExciteR.

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Contact Insecticides

Insect growth regulators (IGRs): The name itself suggests that IGR interferes with the insect’s ability to develop from nymph to adult. This IGR is hydroprene. Among the list of pesticides for controlling bed bugs, these IGRs are the common among the long lists of pesticides available. It affects and directly exterminates eggs or bed bugs that have just hatched. The young one’s development and the eggs are hindered and stalled to stop the generating of future bed bugs offspring. The application of IGR is not the quick way to control bed bugs. But it is the effective and slowest insecticide that takes long time to give the result. There are two insecticide products formulated with hydroprene, one is a liquid insecticide used alone or mixed in a tank with another liquid insecticide and the other is an aerosol formation. Recent studies have shown that hydroprene does not sterilize bed bugs. Even though the bed bugs die shortly after the final stage of molting, these are able to feed, mate and produce at least one batch of eggs before dying when these are exposed to IGR. This is because; the IGR exposure results in many bed bugs dying during or shortly after the process of final molt.

Aerosol formation

Insect Growth Regulator

Aerosol insecticide sprays: Aerosol products are insecticides with labels listing directions regarding the product that    can be applied. For example, one aerosol product might say that the product can be sprayed on the mattresses directly, while the other one says that the product should not applied on the fabric surfaces. This aerosols work best when the live bed bugs are sprayed with the product directly.

Insecticidal dusts: These substances are one among the list of pesticides that are directly applied or sprayed to crawling bed bugs. These are made up of silica powder that are in fine granules or ground glass to ensure efficiency. It is very harmful to humans also. They are applied to cracks or crevices in the walls or floor that are infested with bed bugs. The advantage of insecticidal dusts over liquid insecticides is that bed bugs walking on the dusted surfaces will become covered in the dust making direct exposure to the insecticide impossible to avoid. One of the disadvantages of the insecticidal dusts is that they cannot be used in as many areas as the liquid formulations. This is because dusts can move easily on air currents and they present a hazard for humans when people inhale these dusts. These have strict label directions as to where they should be placed in indoor environment.

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Insecticidal dusts

There are list of other pesticides ever growing yearly to control bed bugs. This acknowledges how the people are concerned with increasing annoyance and discomfort from having bed bugs at home. The most common are pyrethrins, tempo, allethrin, Delta dust flee/dragnet, malathion, drione dust and suspend SC. These can be easily purchasable in the market. These pesticides are sprayed in the areas where bed bugs habitat.

These pesticides spray are aimed at knocking out bed bugs directly by attacking their physical vulnerabilities. These insecticides are very harmful to humans and if it is inhaled or if pesticide residues come in contact with the skin then irritations might occur and cause a serious problem. Therefore a professional advice is required before applying these pesticides into the bed bug areas. If any allergic reactions or physical counter reaction occurs, then contact your family doctor or physician immediately without fail.

To stop bed bug infestation, regular room checkups should be done by pest control personnel. Education and knowledge of how to deal with the bed bugs also helps in stopping bed bug infestation. So prevention is better than cure is the statement that has to be applied to control the bed bug infestation. Treatment with pesticides products labeled is used to control bed bugs and by following the label directions carefully helps in eliminating bed bugs.

Pyrethroids: These are the special class of insecticides that are high toxicity to insects and low toxicity to mammals. These are synthetic toxicants that affect the nervous system of the insects like bed bugs. These insecticides cause the nerves to fire continuously until the insect loses its control over its body and dies. One of the disadvantages of this insecticide is that majority of bed bug population have developed resistance to this chemical. It means that only some of the bed bugs get killed and some may survive and produce resistant offspring. Therefore using this insecticide alone will not help in eliminating an infestation.

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Tallman Scientific Bed Bug Pesticides

An effective alternative by Tallman Scientific for bed bug killing is the Bed Bug Complete Control Kit. In this kit there are two main pesticides to eliminate bed bugs, larvae and eggs that are about to hatch. They are:

  • Contact Killer Spray – Oil based product that leaves no residual matter safe to use on furniture and other items in your home.
  • Diatom Dust XR bug powder – applied using Professional Hand Duster. It is harmless to humans and animals. It dehydrates bed bugs until they die upon contact.