How Resistance Does or Doesn’t Affect the Use of Green Pest Control Products

Resistance is one of the most important issues facing pest control. It’s not a hot-button topic, it’s a true concern for all of professional pest management because it really does have an effect on everyone in the industry.

Manufacturers make products that are designed to eliminate pests and provide answers to real-world problems. Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) are focused on making their customers happy by providing solutions to their pest issues that work. Distributors are in the business of selling products but most, if not all, want the products to do what they are supposed to do.

Bed bugs building up a resistance to synthetic chemicals has changed all of that – not being able to rely on solutions doesn’t eliminate the pest problems and leaves the end customer seeking an alternative or in worst case, a new PMP. But with certain green products, the PMP, manufacturer, distributor, and end user can all count on solutions being delivered because resistance does not affect the product’s performance.

From the early to mid-1950s until now, there have been hundreds of insect species that have grown resistant to traditional synthetic pesticides. From DDT to organophosphates to carbamates, man-made solutions have been broken down by bed bugs and other insects. A 2007 study in the Journal of Medical Entomology showed that bed bug resistance increased 10,000-fold against bed bugs.

One of the study’s overviews summed up the resistance issue in succinct fashion: “Infestations of the bed bug …. are increasing around the world at an alarming rate and have become a major public health concern. The evolution of insect resistance could be a primary factor in explaining this resurgence.”

But while pesticides have suffered the fate of resistance, some green products have been affected in the opposite manner. EcoRaider, for example, has shown to flourish against all strains of bed bugs, even the most resistant, because bed bugs have zero resistance to the product’s natural ingredients.

So, resistance does affect the use of green pest control products – it helps promote the benefits of products like EcoRaider! There’s tremendous data from Rutgers University studies to prove the performance of EcoRaider, but the ability to withstand resistance is a tremendous benefit.

Every PMP needs to have products that contribute to their IPM approach and EcoRaider does just that – but it also provides the performance and quick kill of bed bugs that all professionals can rely on.

About EcoRaider
EcoRaider is a highly efficacious botanical-based bio-insecticide that can be applied anywhere bed bugs or ants are found without restriction. It carries no signal words or cautions and has no label restrictions or precautions on usage.

Because EcoRaider is a green product, it is an ideal fit for sensitive accounts and environments where low-impact methods are advised. These include college dorms, senior-living facilities, managed-care and assisted-living housing, schools, health-care facilities, public housing, multi-family, and hotels.

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