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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by doitmyselfthanks works well- chemical free
I have THE problem with those critters also. Buy more one bag, apply with a mesh colander, scoop product in tap colander and rain it down and apply liberally by walls, bed frame, every where. Best method is even and liberal. This prduct will dust everywhere and everything. Keep moving parts away or off during applycation. Clean up with shop vac is easy. Not sure if it kills eggs but it works its magic in 48 hours to stop further life cycles. Keep pets out during application. Clean and reapply biweekly for best results.
April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nina Highly effective against bed bugs!
In about June of this year, my roommate noticed a bed bug on my clothing. I never had bed bugs, so I didn't think it was truly that. Shortly after that, I started to get crazy amounts of bites on my legs, arms, and hands mostly. They itched A LOT more than mosquito bites, they burned and were way more irritated. As time went on, in this month and last month, I was getting bitten in significant amounts, and then I started finding bed bugs crawling on my bed and I at night. Upon inspection of my bed the next day I found about 10 of them. A few days ago, upon another inspection, I found more of them and eggs. My roommate's husband suggested to me a bed bug killing powder, which was this when I searched it up. I applied it 2 nights ago and for the first time in months since I first got bit up and found them, I slept peacefully and woke up with no bites. I found 1-2 since then covered in powder but right after I did, they were dead due to the diatomaceous earth. I highly recommend this as someone that couldn't afford to hire an exterminator. It saved my life and ended my nightmare. GREAT low cost way to get rid of bed bugs and other crawlers.
September 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jonf Seemed to help
It really does make a terrible mess of the house, but with a toddler at home we didn't want anything toxic. In combination with flea traps in every room and Advantage for the cat, we seem to have gotten the infestation under control. Not sure how much the DE actually did, but I can't complain about the end result. At least it vacuums out well and left the carpet no worse for the wear.
August 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robyn Love it!!!!
I found out I had them and instead of waiting for pest control, I went to Home Depot and bought this powder. Been using it ever since. No bed bugs at all! This stuff really works!!!
August 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ljimbo Worth it's weight in gold!
I had a problem with a bug infestation and this stuff stopped them dead in there tracks!! It's incredible that this stuff works so well and yet it's non-toxic.
August 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ML Fleas
Bought this product after noticing bites...ongoing for about 2 weeks thinking we had gnat problem. Turned out it was fleas. We took in a sofa from a friend who said there were bugs but was not specifically told what kind. We also just moved in to our new apt which we noticed several days later that the carpets were not washed because our feet were turning up dirty inside the house! So, we sprinkled DE on all our carpets and sofa. Left it on for 4 days and vacuumed. Noticed no flea bites for about 2 days then bites began appearing again. We had also set up flea traps prior and during DE, which also helped kill 2 to 3 fleas each day. So, we put DE again on our carpet, along with flea trap. Still getting bitten...our trap has killed another 3 so far. Let's not forget the ones we have killed ourselves. I'm planning to leave DE on for up to a week this time, hoping it will give better results. Im the only one getting bitten out of 3 people. Why?! Overall, not sure how I am feeling about this product at all..
August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RM2008 Worked great! Will buy again (if needed)
I like this product because it is natural and kid and pet safe. Worked great to keep pests away, especially those annoying ants. I noticed a big decrease in silver fish, beetles, slugs and ants. I will buy again if needed. Great product and reasoanbly priced.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skai Safe to use around the house
Diatomaceous Earth has been used for many years. I have put it in barrels of grain stored for human consumption to kill any bugs or moth larvae. Horse owners have given it to their animals to keep them worm free and many people take DE internally daily as a silica supplement, a mineral that we are generally deficient in because of the poor quality of our soil. There are different grades of DE used for bugs, gardens and human consumption. I have read that Food grade DE comes from certain locations that are pure and it is FDA approved for human use. The DE for gardens and bug control is cheaper and is usually EPA approved for garden use.
After reading a MSDS sheet for DE it appears that it is not toxic if taken internally and has no harmful environmental effects, as long as it is 100% DE and has not been contaminated with other chemicals, as some garden/insect grade DE has. Other materials and testimonies state that the food grade may have many health benefits (one was the elimination of internal parasites in humans and pets).
The only apparent danger with DE is if it is inhaled. It is silica dust and prolonged inhalation can damage your lungs. One person who answered a question about this product said to use it with good ventilation and run your fans. This is absolutely the wrong thing to do since that would cause the DE to be airborne and you would breathe it. This is not a chemical and does not have fumes. Once it is applied it usually sticks to what ever surface you applied it to and then will stay there until you remove it. Use a dust mask when applying it and you can use a garden duster, a flour sifter or anything that has a fine sieve. Outside, it will wash away in a rain and will have to be reapplied. Inside, if you need to, you should clean it up with either a vacuum with a HEPA filter or a damp mop or cloth.
The DE that you should avoid is for pool filtration. The DE for pool filtration is made completely different. It has large crystals that are very damaging to the lungs and has added chemicals which are poisonous. It should only be used as intended and not around your house, pets or gardens.
August 8, 2016