Bedbugs may be the insect people hate more than any other. They suck your blood. They spread disease. Mosquitoes seem almost cute in comparison.
And now scientists have discovered they are becoming immune to insecticide. That’s right… You can drench them with chemical bug spray, and they will eat the stuff for lunch. It will have no effect.1
They have developed enzymes that neutralize neonicotinoids. This is the active ingredient in sprays used most often against bedbugs.
If you thought regular bedbugs were bad… How about a near-immortal super-bedbug?
Neonicotinoid sprays are still effective against bedbugs in some areas of the country. But scientists say it’s likely just a matter of time before all bedbugs are resistant. And, besides… You don’t want this nasty chemical in your house. It is a neurotoxin linked to memory and learning impairment.2
Luckily, there are natural, effective ways to get rid of bedbugs.
Here’s a five-step, non-toxic battle plan to end a bedbug infestation:
- Crank up the washer. Wash all sheets and other bedding in hot water. Do the same with all other washable fabrics in your home.3
- Vacuum everything. These nasty critters love hiding in corners and cracks. Vacuum the entire house thoroughly, especially in and around bed frames.
- Use this natural pesticide. Buy some diatomaceous earth. It is an organic powder sold at garden stores. It kills bedbugs and their eggs.4 Sprinkle it around the perimeter of your bed and along baseboards throughout your home. Leave it in place for 10 days before vacuuming it up.
- Steam them out. Use a steam cleaner to clean your mattresses and box springs. Steam all carpeting, rugs, and upholstered furniture.
- Zap them with alcohol. Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol kills both live bedbugs and their eggs. Spray it on hard surfaces where you think they may lurk.
Obviously, this is a considerable amount of work. But unlike chemical sprays, it kills all bedbugs… Without harming your health.
In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch