Bed bugs are difficult to get rid of. They are difficult to find and difficult to eliminate. “We just felt like we were fighting a losing battle because everything we tried just wasn’t working,” Adams said in an article posted on Rapidcityjournal.com.
The ideal solution is to avoid getting bed bugs altogether. That’s easier said than done. Or is it?
Because of the difficulty of getting rid of bed bugs, people with infestations oftentimes report that they’ve had them for years and have had no luck in getting rid of them. New York has a bed bug law in place that makes it to where if you are a renter and discover bed bugs the landlord is responsible for treating your place. Even when bed bugs are reported, if the landlord has proof of treatment, then they may not get “cited with any violations.”
Spraying doesn’t kill the eggs. A female can lay several eggs a day. Many people report that an exterminator doesn’t eliminate the bed bugs saying that bed bugs aren’t killed unless they are sprayed directly. Chemicals may not actually eradicate the problem, however.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that “Proper use of pesticides may be part of the strategy, but will not by itself eliminate bed bugs.” Bed bugs are developing a resistance to many pesticides. So, treating the bed bug infestation with chemicals might not solve the problem.
For anyone that has had bed bugs, you know that they are difficult to get rid of. The best prevention for bed bugs is just that: Avoid them at all costs. By arming yourself with knowledge about what to avoid and spraying with Avoid & Prevent Bed Bugs when you have a suspicion that you might have encountered someone with bed bugs, you can help to prevent a problem before it happens.
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