Just How Problematic is the Bed Bug Chemical Resistance Phenomena

Bed Bugs are Increasingly Resistant to Pesticides
Bed Bugs are Increasingly Resistant to Pesticides

Bed bug problems are on the rise in the NJ area and around the USA thanks to these pests’ ability to resist common sprays. Researchers found that bed bugs have developed resistance to sprays that contain neonicotinoids, which are the most common chemicals used in insecticides.

Increased Resistance to Insecticides

Scientists discovered that bed bugs are increasingly able to survive exposure to neonicotinoids, making it much more difficult to eradicate these pests. In terms of concentration levels, researchers found that the effective dose has increased by up to 1,000 times. This has led scientists to push for bed bug eradication measures that focus on using non-chemical methods.

Bed bugs in the 1940s and 1950s were typically killed with DDT and other kinds of insecticides with powerful chemicals. However, these pests developed a resistance to these chemicals, as well as the follow-on chemical, pyrethroid, that was successful for a while. Over the years, bed bugs have continued to evolve a resistance to new chemicals that were developed, produced, and then in turn had a relatively short term of success.

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