How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
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Before we get into, "How to get rid of bed bugs," it is important that you understand what you're up against. Imagine taking a team of trained Navy Seals back in time to fight a battle against an elite Roman legion. Who do you think would win? While the Roman army was a terror in its age, we've learned a few things since then. Not only are Navy Seals superior in technology, they are superior in strategy. Knowledge is the strongest of weapons. Okay. So, what does this have to do with bed bugs?
Bed bugs have been around for a really long time. They have been dwelling almost exclusively with humans since the dawn of time. These are not novice bugs. They are experts at avoiding detection and avoiding our efforts to exterminate them. If you lay down something that will kill them, you can expect that they will flee deep into your walls, and wait till the threat has passed. While this can sometimes make it seem as if pest control measures were successful, it only produces a lull in bite events.
Bed bugs don't just have knowledge and experience, they can also develop superior technology. Studies have shown that these pests are able to adapt to chemical threats by producing a cuticle (shell) that is chemical resistant. Bed bugs go through 5 instars. Between each instar they shed their cuticle. When the new cuticle forms, it can be stronger than the last. If you try to use chemicals on these bugs, you need to be sure you get them the first time. This requires an education in pest control measures, as well as pesticide safety.