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  • Writer's pictureJeffery McChesney

The Problem With Traditional Pesticides

Cimex Eradicator for Eliminating Bedbugs

The last thing any homeowner wants to wrangle with is a pest problem---from bedbugs to termites to mice, pests can make life very difficult and stressful for all if an infestation is not properly dealt with.

It was once thought that the problem of bed bugs had been eradicated across the United States--very few cases were reported since the 1950s. Unfortunately, it seems that these nighttime crawlers have returned with a score to settle. As recently as 2018, over 97 percent of pest control professionals cited that they had treated for bedbugs within the last year, with 91 percent of those complaints coming from homeowners of single-family dwellings. While the standard for bedbug elimination in the past had been pesticides, pest professionals and consumers alike are beginning to realize that this is not the best option for permanent pest removal.

Insecticide resistance creates a “Superbug.”

The thought of a “superbug” that is resistant to our efforts to eliminate strikes fear in the hearts of many homeowners, but this is exactly what has happened as our former bedbug has evolved to evade extermination efforts. With this new resistance, they have grown in number and strength, causing stress for both pest professionals and homeowners alike as we attempt to find new ways to deal with them. The reality is, pesticides are no longer the comprehensive way to eliminate pests from your home, and other methods of extermination must be found to deal with the problem permanently.

Why pesticides alone no longer work

There are many other reasons why insecticides alone are not effective for pest control and removal. Some of these reasons include:

  • The pests have to ingest a large amount of the pesticide in order for it to be effective in eradicating the population. Bedbugs, in particular, tend to gravitate toward blood and blood only as a food source. Simply placing pesticides around your home and hoping the bugs will find it is not an effective method of pest control.

  • Pesticides can actually make your pest problem worse. Commercially sold “bug bombs” are ineffective in that they leave a residue all over your home, causing bugs to scatter and go into crawl spaces where pesticides will never reach them. The residue can also cause health issues for people and pets if your home is not properly cleaned or ventilated.

  • It is not safe to use pesticides in many environments, as they pose health risks to those living in them. People with autoimmune diseases or chemical sensitivities are particularly at risk for the development of health issues as a result of exposure to these chemicals. Pest control professionals must find a safe and effective way of ridding our homes of these irritating pests once and for all.

What is the Cimex Eradicator?

Pest Preppers proudly uses the Cimex Eradicator, a natural alternative to chemical pesticides typically used in bed bug extermination. The Cimex is a steam generator with an innovative stem disinfector nozzle that superheats water to a scorching 180 degrees Celsius. The resulting heat shock delivered to large populations of bed bugs at once is enough to eliminate the population once and for all.

Superheated steam is mixed with an environmentally safe detergent that eliminates the characteristic smell of bed bugs while simultaneously removing the sticky, glue-like substance that binds eggs to surfaces in your home. This steam/detergent blend can be applied to all sorts of surfaces in your home, penetrating even the hardest to reach areas for complete and total bed bug elimination.

Pest Preppers: The best pest control there is!

Pest Preppers proudly reports the use of environmentally safe materials in combination with the innovative Cimex Eradicator, making us one of the most effective and efficient pest control companies today. We know how stressful it can be to deal with a pest control problem, and we know what it takes to eliminate one completely. If you are dealing with a stressful rodent or pest situation, let us eradicate them one by one, allowing you to reclaim your clean, pest-free home. Visit to schedule an in-home consultation.


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