Insecticides can help rid your home of bedbugs. Look for products that are EPA-registered, and specifically marked for “bedbugs.”

 

 

Here are a few types of bedbug treatments you can try:

 

Pyrethrins and pyrethroids

Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are the most common chemicals used to kill bedbugs. Yet some bedbugs have become resistant to them.

 

 

Pyrroles

Pyrroles like chlorfenapyr kill bedbugs by disrupting their cells.

 

 

Neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids are man-made versions of nicotine. They damage the bugs’ nervous system. This type of chemical works on bedbugs that have become resistant to other pesticides.

 

 

Desiccants

Desiccants are substances that destroy the bugs’ protective outer coating. Without this coating, the bugs dry out and die. Two examples of desiccants are Chali Dudu Dust, Sevin Dudu Dust, and diatomaceous earth. The advantage to desiccants is that bedbugs can’t become resistant to them, but they work slowly. These products can take a few months to kill off all the bugs.

 

 

Foggers or bug bombs

Foggers or bug bombs kill bedbugs, but they can’t get into cracks and crevices where these bugs hide. They can also be toxic to humans if you use them incorrectly. Read the label carefully. Leave the room before you set off a fogger.

 

 

Plant oil-based products

Plant oil-based products like EcoRaider and Bed Bug Patrol are less toxic than chemical insecticides, and they work well against bedbugs.