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Talk buggy to me baby, why Bed Bugs might be resistant to pesticides?

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All the bugs are talking about it, and it turns out a lot of Entomologist/Scientists are talking as well. “How Bed Bugs shrug off pesticides and simple measures to deal with it.” I don’t care how much we complain but the EPA will never let certain pesticides come back, gone are DDT, Chlordane and all of its little partners. Once gone from their books and it’s never coming back, trust me on this one.

“Every living thing on Earth has a unique set of strategies to adapt to life-threatening situations in the environment,” said Fang Zhu, Ph.D., a leader of the research who spoke at the meeting.”The surprise discovery we never expected is that most of the genes responsible for pesticide resistance in the bedbug are active in its outer skin-like shell or cuticle. This is the unique adaption that has not been discovered in cockroaches, termites, ants or other insects.”

It is research like this that will continue to be the mainstay of pest control, using their bug weakness to fight them. The pest control industry can still use their super powers daily to combat these little blood suckers.

CDC issues a Health Alert for Bed Bug pesticides.

CDC issues a Health Alert for Bed Bug pesticides.


Health Concerns About the Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control” As a member of PESP I wanted to share this, It  is a must read article on scams and pesticide use for Bed Bugs! Also here is some additional information they have posted in that article.

Important phone numbers and Web sites

If you believe you or a family member has become ill from a pesticide exposure:

Call your local poison control center: 1-800-222-1222, your local hospital emergency room, or the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378.  You can also call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Information Line at 1-800-CDC-INFO for information about pesticides.

If you believe your pet has become ill from a pesticide exposure:

Contact your local veterinarian or call the National Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.

I will add one more important item from my list – Before hring anyone check them out: Within the last week I have had an opportunity to bid against someone who quoted a price of $150 for a 3 bedroom house – my price was over $1000. I also believe that they intended to only use pesticides – it is my opinion that this will not work in all circumstances and again I also believe it is important for people to understand about the use of pesticides within homes.

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