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New York City Bed Bugs are resistant to pyrethroid insecticides

University Study Reports : New York City Bed Bugs are resistant to pyrethroid insecticides.  Bed Bugs which was mostly eradicated, but have outsmart the current Chemicals and insecticides called Pyrethroids… mainly deltamethrin.

This study states that in urban areas like New York City, the chemicals or insecticides used are shown to be ineffective. The failure to control these blood – sucking pests is evident and toxicologists have shown that some bed bugs have developed resistance to Pyrethroid Neurotoxins. In the past spraying pyrethroid Toxins was effective because these Nervous system poisons paralyzed these bugs and killed them, but this is no longer the case, because these bugs have developed resistance to these Nervous System Poisons. Resistance means mutations are acquired over time with Pyrethroids, which resulted in neuronal pores no longer respond to the toxic effects of such pyrethroids. Toxicologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Korea’s Seoul National University show that these pores in New York City bed bugs are now as much as 264 times more resistant to deltamethrin.

The researchers are not sure how widely this resistance has spread, that is, whether the bugs that infest hotels, apartment buildings and homes in places other than New York City have developed the same type of immunity to chemical control. But as Clark notes, “This type of pyrethroid resistance is common in many pest insects and the failure of the pyrethroids to control bed bug populations across the United States and elsewhere indicates that resistance is already widespread. The researchers are not sure how wide spread this resistance is, whether the bed bugs that are resistant are common in Hotels, Motels, Hostels, Homes, Apartment complexes only in New York city or such Pyrethroid resistant bugs are also in other states. Immunity to chemical control may be widespread due to the fact that this type of pyrethroid resistance is common in many pests, insects, parasites and also the failure of the pyrethroids to control bed bug populations in many other States indicates that resistance is already widespread. The researchers collected hard-to-control bed bugs from New York City, plus easy-to-control bed bugs from an untreated Bed Bugs in Florida, The New York Bed Bugs was determined to be highly resistant (264 times more resistant) to deltamethrin compared to the Florida Bed Bugs by contact exposure. They found that resistance was not due to the increased breakdown of Pyrethroid chemicals (in this case deltamethrin) by the resistant bed bugs but appeared to be due to an insensitive nervous system. For additional information please visit http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/547929/

We like to take this opporchunity to comment that our Bed Bug control products do not attack the nervous systems of the BUGS but either clog the breathing pores of the insects on their body or force them to molt. Thus it is safe to us, our children & pets plus Bugs cannot develop resistance to our Non Toxic and Organic products.

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January 16, 2009 at 12:14 am 2 comments

Greenhouse Gases and Pest Control

Why Controlling Termites will reduce in Greenhouse Emissions:

Actively seeking green solutions and learning how we can reduce the Greenhouse Gases has become part of my everyday living, you may wonder what that has got to do with Pest control.  Below is a table which shows the factors  that determine how much impact a particular greenhouse gas has. 1. Global Warming Factor (GWF) – its ability to absorb and then release heat. The GWF is  set to 1 for carbon dioxide (CO2). The values for the other gases indicate their potency relative to CO2.

2. How much of the gas there is in the atmosphere. This table shows both factors for some greenhouse gases. Although CO2 is a weaker greenhouse gas than the others, there is much more of it in the atmosphere, so it has the greatest impact.

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Global Warming Factor         Concentration parts (ppb*)

Carbon Dioxide – CO2         1                                              379,000
Methane – CH4                      21                                             1,760
Nitrous Oxide – N2O           310                                        320
Chlorofluorocarbons – CFCs  5,000 to 14,000       less than 1

* parts per billion

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Lets take a closer look at Methane CH4

Methane is produced naturally by bacteria called methanogens, which feed on plant and animal material in environments with no oxygen. Methanogens live under stagnant water in swamps, where they produce bubbles of methane called “swamp gas” or “marsh gas.” Methanogens also live in the digestive systems of animals, where they help to break down grass and other organic matter into nutrients. Termites produce a lot of methane. Each termite produces only about half a microgram per day, but there are so many of them in the world that together they produce about 20 million tons per year.

Some agricultural activities also produce methane. Rice is usually grown in flooded fields. The stagnant water covering soil encourages methanogenesis like in a swamp.

So controlling Termites will not only save our homes & other structures but also reduce Methane, which will also reduce Methane release thus help our planet.

January 12, 2009 at 12:11 am 2 comments

PET MEDS SPAWN MITES

THE USE OF PET MEDS MAY LEAD TO PARASITE INFESTATIONS

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Mite infestations of pets, structures and subsequently a human host have increased dramatically in the last few years. What was once viewed as a phenomenon now appears to be a  everyday occurrence. The application of PET MEDS or commonly known Flea or Spot Drops to the neck of your pet often result in a internal skin parasite issue in your pet and yourself. Fiprinol, Permethrins and other toxins wicked systemically into the animals blood stream result in the creation of a compromised immune system prohibiting the pets body from resisting attack from these wicked internal parasites. Once identified as a host, the mites will attack the dog or cat with overwhelming vigor. Additional mite populations are propagated and in a short period of time the animal and the structure is the recipient of a full blown mite infestation.

The COLUMBELLA MITE is a microscopic parasite found in the air and on all surfaces.  They are introduced to the body through the lungs and subsequently into the blood stream where they are destroyed by the liver as the blood is filtered through the bodies organs. When the pets immune system is compromised with the PET MEDS  its filtering organs cease to function properly and subsequently the blood carried mite will migrate into the epidermal layer of the skin through the blood stream capillaries. When the animal can no longer support the mite population it is hosting, the parasite will adopt another host within the structure. This is normally the care giver or the closest person to the animal. Often this is a chemically imbalanced or less healthy individual that may itself have a over-reactive or compromised immune system.

Once infested with the parasite a persons normal life style is totally disrupted. Constant biting and itching sensations and subsequent eruptions of the skin become debilitating and difficult to endure. The mites will attack the individual from the inside and the outside.  Visual contact is next to impossible and medical diagnosis from the majority of the medical community is wrongfully that of parasitic psychosis. Treatment requires fogging or fumigation of the structure and applications of the MITICIDE, a low molecular weight silicone fluid carrier and modified essential oil of the juniperus virginiana tree (cedar) to the human and animals body. 

Internal relief can be obtained with properly dosed regiments of Stromectol, a prescription drug used for eradication of internal parasites. Reduction of the mite population within the structure and surrounding areas and on the human and animals body surface is the first step in elimination of this horrible dilemma. Once this is accomplished and the intake of the parasite is minimized, the mammals body will resume its normal eradication of the COLUMBELLA mite. PET MEDS should be immediately discontinued from any animal health protocols practiced.  Immune system elevating foods and vitamins should be utilized.

For additional information please visit www.xerobugs.com

November 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

Non Toxic Flea Control

If a little bit will kill a insect, a little more your cat and dog, then your next ! Why use a chemical when it is a inferior treatment ?

Flea infestations are difficult to control, and here is why.  For every flea you see there are 99 more in egg or larvae stage. Chemical products will not dissolve the eggs or larvae and in most cases the fleas have become immune to Pyrethroid substances which are commonly used for flea control. Pyrethroids are estrogen mirroring compounds and promote breast cancer in females. They are outlawed almost everywhere in the World except the USA. The gestation period of a flea egg is 7 days.  Cedar Oil must be used to interrupt the egg layer cycle and eliminate future generations of fleas. Exterminators love flea infestations because it means lots of repeat business for them.  From time to time the flea population will go into remission, however, when the perfect condition arrives it will exit dormancy and a dramatic flea increase will occur.  The Exterminators would have you believe that their treatment should be credited for the  temporary relief.  Wrong.  The remission is just part of the arthropod cycle.  Flea eggs can lay dormant as long as three years. Having said that, here is the good news.    There is only one substance known to man that will dissolve the shell of the flea egg, and it is Cedar Oil.

It is NANO Technology at its best and it delivers microscopic droplets of Cedar Oil using a water carrier.  This dynamic product is called PCO CHOICE. It can now be purchased from XeroBugs direct from the http://www.xerobugs.com  website.

The solution will not stain and should be used on all carpet and lower portions of furniture and bedding.  The tank sprayer wand is adjustable for heavy or light mist or a stream capable of being utilized to treat hard to get areas behind appliances etc.  To be effective the total floor area of the structure should be treated.  It may be necessary to either leave the house for several hours after total treatment or open the windows to neutralize the temporary overwhelming Cedar Aroma.  In the alternative, do one room at a time and close the door when treatment is complete.   The hose end sprayer will attach to a garden hose and deliver 20 gallons of water mixed with PCO CHOICE solution.  It is a good idea to start at the house and work outward spraying everything including but not limited to the side of the structure, shrubbery, grass, flower beds, concrete and tile areas.  Contact with the sprayed solution will kill the flea and dissolve the insect eggs of not only fleas but any other non-beneficial insect in the area.  The residual aroma of the Cedar Oil will establish a barrier of entry that interrupts the pheromone system of insects and makes your property off limits to bugs.  Incidentally, it is made from Cedar Oil, Ethyl Lactate and liquefied Quartz Rock.  These are benign elements that have ZERO toxicity levels, safe to use around children and pets. The compounds come from Cedar Trees, Rock and Corn.

For additional information please visit www.xerobugs.com

November 30, 2008 at 9:25 pm Leave a comment


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