Because bed bugs adapt quickly, so become resistant to insecticides developed to exterminate them, new technologies are being developed in an attempt to find the magic bullet to inexpensively and quickly exterminate this pest, like DDT had in the past.
Here are some:
– Three high schoolers in Dix Hills, Long Island invented an inexpensive fiber which traps bed bugs, like a spider web does to insects. They are developing it with Stony Brook University, and a private company is trying to get it to market.
https://student.societyforscience.org/article/don%E2%80%99t-let-bedbugs-bite-fibers-trap-kill-bugs and http://fibertrap.com/
– A Canadian couple developed a bed that sanitizes itself of bed bugs; it takes 3 hours or so.
– Fresh kidney bean leaves trap and impale bed bugs. UC-Irvine is trying to develop a synthetic version.