With the rise and discomfort of bed bugs in metropolitan cities there are more and more studies being done to eradicate bed bugs. We won’t be far off from being able to take a pill before bed that can kill off bed bugs. Still much research needs to be done.
One of the pills being studied is ivermectin – a parasite killing drug. It has shown to be effective in targeting immature stages in bed bugs that have not reached their reproductive stage. However the results weren’t 100% effective and ivermectin may have to be combined with other pills.
Preventative measures need to be taken as well such as using mattress covers and treating bedding. Drug treatment is still at its beginning stages and needs time to see effectiveness on bed bugs and possible side effects. Bed bug resistant is yet another field of study that needs attention.