Diatomaceous Earth in its Pure Form
100% Pure Form
An Essential Part of Insect & Bed Bug Extermination
It is now possible to exterminate pest like bed bugs using non-toxic methods. But is it possible to provide residual protection that is equally safe?
Diatomaceous earth is an effective way of preventing bed bugs recurring without resorting to conventional residual pesticides.
Diatomaceous earth is composed of the tiny ‘skeletons’ of microscopic algae. While completely harmless to larger animals and humans, even if swallowed (in fact it is actually recommended as a dietary supplement for pets), it is lethal to insects. By scratching the insect’s tough cuticle it kills them by causing the pest to simply dehydrate. This fact is no small concern when you consider the amount of insecticide that is usually used to achieve bed bug control. In fact, you may already be using this product in your home. Diatomaceous earth can be found in products that help to remove chemical spills as well as in cat box litter.
How It Works
- This natural killer has razor sharp edges which enter into the body of the bed bug in order to do its job. It can also be used for other annoying bug infestations.
- Diatomaceous earth kills bed bugs by dehydrating them. The bed bug literally dries out which is why diatomaceous earth is also found in litter boxes!
- Diatomaceous earth is usually in the form of powder or dust and is very simple to use. This product has long term effectiveness because it is not a chemical and therefore does not lose potency or evaporate. It works over a number of days, and is not used for the quick kill of bed bugs.
How to Use It for Bed Bug Removal
Many insecticides become inert after a short time for safety reasons. Because diatomaceous earth is not a chemical that dries up or evaporates, it is effective long term. This makes it a good tool to treat areas where bed bugs are hiding or where they might travel.
Diatomaceous earth is offered in a few different varieties. Some are combined with chemical insecticides to add quick knock-down capabilities. You must carefully follow the instructions for whatever you purchase.
Pure Form Application
Purchase a bulb or bellows duster. Also get a small soft paint brush. You will use this clean up any dust that falls outside the target application area. It is a good idea to wear a mask when applying the dust just as a precaution since like all powders and dust some of it can find its way into your nose or mouth.
NEW - 500ml Aerosol Application
DEsigned-2-Kill is made from a formula, based upon a food grade selection of Amorphous Silica (DE). It is an effective way of eliminating small insects and preventing them from returning without resorting to conventional pesticides which can leave harmful residue.
Safe to use around pets and children.
While the DEsigned-2-Kill formula is completely harmless when it comes into contact with human skin and larger animals, it is lethal to insects. When insects come into contact with DE, it creates small scratches to their natural waxy coating, simply causing them to dehydrate and die.
Extremely easy to use
You will apply the dust to areas that bed bugs either hide in or travel along.
- Inside bed box spring
- Seams where different parts of bed join together (headboard, frame)
- Seams where different parts of furniture fit together
- Behind light switches and electrical outlet covers
- Underneath the bed
- Behind and beneath baseboards and mouldings
It’s important to avoid any areas where the dust could be blown into the air or food/water sources.
Fill the duster half-way with the dust. Shake it lightly then gently squeeze the duster to apply a fine layer of dust. You should barely be able to see the dust come out—you should not be applying enough for it to pile up. If you apply outside the target area, you can use the paint brush to push the dust back where you want it to go. You can also use a wet rag to clean up any surplus.
Is It Effective?
You bet! Using diatomaceous earth as part of your mission to end bed bug infestation is a wise decision. When used properly, this fossil-based agent works to end the life of all bed bugs and other insects it makes contact with, but is not a risk to your loved ones, including pets. Though you will need other methods to completely end the infestation of bed bugs, diatomaceous earth is a natural agent and an integral part of a complete bed bug eradication effort.