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Experts believe the recent increase in bed bugs in the United States may be due to more travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices.

The good news is that there are ways to control bed bugs. Getting good, solid information is the first step in both prevention and control There are various sprays and aerosols on the market which claim to kill bed bugs on contact, but most require careful preparation of infested areas and don’t destroy eggs of bed bugs.

Find a product with recently conducted testing, such as an insecticide that hasn’t seen effectiveness decline with use over time – specifically pyrethroids which have shown to become ineffective against bed bugs over time.

pyrethroid is an organic compound similar to the natural pyrethrins, which are produced by the flowers of pyrethrums (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium and C. coccineum). Pyrethroids are used as commercial and household insecticides.

TIP: Bed Bug Pest Control Treatments


Temprid is one of the top bed bug pest control treatments on the market. With its dual mode of action, it eliminates bed bugs resistant to pyrethroids while killing their eggs – meaning you don’t have to apply toxic pesticides yourself! You can apply directly onto mattresses tufts, seams and folds directly as well as cracks and crevices where bed bug infestation may exist as well as furniture baseboards wall moldings clothing closets curtain rods high and low walls wherever evidence of infestation has been found – plus use anywhere evidence of bed bug infestation exists!

Temprid has an aerosol can with a plastic tip designed to deliver its product into tight spots, making it the ideal solution for treating screw holes on bed frames, dressers and other furniture pieces. Plus, its odor-free formula won’t stain and lasts longer than sprays!

Cimexa dust can then be applied as an adjuvant treatment, to provide additional bed bug killing power and to eliminate newly hatched nymphs that have yet to molt – both are highly effective ways of eliminating bed bug infestation.

Cimexa Dust

Cimexa is far more efficient and takes less time to kill insects compared to sprays, being applied using either hand dustering or mixing it with water for spray application. Furthermore, its non-staining formula does not repel insects – making it suitable for use in wall voids, cracks and crevices, mattresses, carpets, pet rest areas, attics and beyond.

Recently, this substance has been demonstrated as an effective tool in eliminating bed bugs; in fact, its effectiveness may even exceed that of diatomaceous earth when used correctly. Furthermore, its low toxic potential means it poses minimal environmental risks.

Works brilliantly against pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs, fleas, lice, cockroaches, ants, firebrats, silverfish and spiders. Safe, odorless and can last up to 10 years when applied in wall voids or undisturbed areas – also effective against stored product pests, fabric/clothes beetles/moths and drywood termites; pests are killed by having their waxy coating absorbed and dying as a result.

Truly Nolen

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Their size makes them hard to spot in small crevices like those found around credit cards; moreover, these tiny creatures are adept hitchhikers, often caught riding luggage, clothes, furniture boxes or boxes without anyone knowing.

Truly Nolen is committed to environmental responsibility and our technicians utilize natural products whenever possible for treatment, such as botanical aerosols derived from plants or borate-based powder applications that are safe for both people and pets.

Comparing pest control companies based solely on online reviews can be challenging, but both Rentokil and Truly Nolen earn high scores for customer satisfaction and utilize integrated pest management practices to minimize their environmental footprint.

Integrated Pest Management

Bed bugs are annoying household pests that bite exposed skin areas and leave itchy red welts, creating itchy welts on exposed areas of skin. While bed bug removal services may be costly, selecting an exterminator with excellent service ensures thorough and permanent elimination of this unwanted menace.

When looking for a pest control company, make sure it boasts both Green Shield and Quality Pro badges. Smithereen Pest Management focuses on eliminating pests with as few chemicals as possible in order to safeguard people, pets, and the environment.

Once mattresses and box springs have been vacuumed, use a low toxicity contact spray such as SteriFab or Bedlam on any tufts, edges or seams; spray all baseboards, loose plaster behind pictures/mirrors/moldings as well as moldings; apply Transport Mikron crack and crevice treatment (don’t spray beds/bedding); use interceptor cups beneath bed posts while monitoring for signs of live bugs to keep track of results.