The rise of bedbugs in the last few decades may be due in large part to the their ability to resist insecticides used against them.
Exterminators have turned to new chemicals to combat the pest, but a new study finds that bedbugs are showing resistance to these insecticides as well.
In light of this, the best approach to getting rid of bedbugs should include "physical, mechanical and cultural control measures" such as traps and mattress encasements in addition to insecticides, a new study concludes.
The study, published in The Journal of Economic Entomology, found that bedbugs are showing a lower susceptibility to two common pesticides containing chlorfenapyr or bifenthrin. MORE