Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of Bedbugs?

November 29th, 2022
Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of Bedbugs?

Sadly, bed bugs are hard to get rid of and a serious nuisance. In today’s blog, we are going to discuss why bed bugs are so hard to get rid of. 


Bed bugs have evolved to protect themselves from insecticides. The bugs have hard exteriors, and even carry genetic material from other critters to help protect them. Remember, their only goal is to live and make more bed bugs. 


Unfortunately, bed bugs are not bothered by many insecticides. Special ones are required which are not available to the general public. Ever since DDT was outlawed, it has become more and more difficult for the general public to access effective chemicals—for good reason. Most of these chemicals are toxic and require special training and handling. 

In addition, once a lot of nasty chemicals like DDT became hard or impossible to find, the bed bugs came back with enthusiasm. 

Where Bed Bugs Live 

Bed bugs are not just in a mattress or box spring. They can live under carpet or even behind electrical outlets. So, treating young bed is not sufficient. Your whole room/house has to be treated. Spot treatment does not work with bed bugs. And, in fact, serious pest control is always an ongoing task, not a one-off deal. 

Getting control of a bed bug infestation requires a multi-pronged effort. It is possible to get rid of them, and we can help you. Give us a call in Vancouver at (800) 439-8938 and let us help you get rid of bed bugs. 


Gilpin’s Pest Control is a family-owned business operating on the Lower Mainland in Greater Vancouver and the BC Interior including Kamloops, Revelstoke, and Sicamous. After 35 years in the business, we do a stellar job and are proud of our rapid response time. 

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about pest control needs, please call us toll-free at (800) 770-2428.