Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to control. In recent studies, scientists observed that the pests produce enzymes that neutralize pesticides. Furthermore, scientists discovered the pests acquired mutation in their nerve cells, which dulled the neurotic effect of pesticides.
The insects develop resistance to pesticides by natural selection, a non-random process where biological traits become common in a population as a function of differential reproduction of their bearers. bed bug control Insects that survive the pesticide are the most resistant, passing on genetic traits to their offspring.
A number of factors contribute to pest resistance one of which is the pest’s exposure to natural toxins for a long period of time. Another reason is that pests produce large numbers of offspring increasing the probability of random mutations. This allows the number of resistant mutants to rapidly build up. Because the insects are difficult to kill you have to use a range of techniques and treatments.
Bed bug control refers to techniques used to deter, eradicate and reduce a bed bug infestation. Five control techniques support knowledge building (inspection, detection, observation, post treatment evaluation and follow-up procedures) and two elimination techniques (application of treatments and prevention control measures) reduce, deter and eliminate bed bugs.