Why Are Bed Bugs So Hard to Kill?

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Bed bugs have a horrible reputation! In fact, discovering you have them in your home can be traumatizing. If you’ve found them, you’ve probably tried getting rid of them. But no matter what steps you’ve taken, it’s likely ineffective. Bed bugs are so hard to kill – but why?

Unlike other biting insects, bed bugs live, feed, and breed right inside your home, on or next to your bed, and spread to other areas of your home. Bed bugs are notoriously hard to eliminate, and DIY methods are typically ineffective. If you suspect a bed bug infestation, contact Titan Pest & Wildlife today!

Why Are They So Hard to Kill?

There are a few reasons why bed bugs are so hard to kill. One of the main reasons is that they multiply quickly. In ideal conditions, a bed bug will live for up to a year, and if a female bed bug is not killed during the pest control actions, it can breed fast and restart the infestation.

Another reason is that bed bugs can survive for months without eating. This gives them time to hide and can make it hard to kill every bug. It’s also hard to eliminate every bug at every stage of its lifecycle. For bed bug control to work effectively, all stages of bed bugs must be destroyed, including the eggs. If the eggs are left, they will hatch and continue reproducing.

DIY bed bug removal seldom works because many methods don’t locate and eliminate every bed bug. It can be challenging to do so because of their ability to hide and large numbers. And many over-the-counter pesticides don’t work. Bed bugs are resistant to certain insecticides, so the infestation can come back again even if just a few survive.

What to Do if You Have Bed Bugs

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, contact Titan Pest & Wildlife immediately. Several treatments may be required, and our bed bug exterminators will do everything they can to eliminate them and prevent their return.

Bed bugs are tough to control and can multiply and spread incredibly quickly. Almost all DIY bed bug eradication methods are ineffective and can be very harmful to your family and pets. However, you can clean all your bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. Items that can’t be easily washed, such as stuffed animals or shoes, should be placed in the dryer on high for at least 30 minutes.

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