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Bed Bug Insecticide Kills Human Instead of Bugs

Bed Bug insecticides kill one and harm many

In North Carolina, a woman dies after attempting to kill bed bugs using 18 cans of insecticides. In fact, she is just one of an already known 110 individuals harmed by bed bug insecticides in the past three years. CDC officials are suggesting that people rely on exterminators rather than attempt to fight the bed bugs themselves. It could mean their life!bed bug adult

The sudden scare of bed bug insecticides has encouraged people to take preventative measures. Bed bug mattress encasements and pillow covers can keep bed bugs out and prevent the need for using these harmful insecticides.

bed bug infestation, mattress encasementPerhaps the most frightening thing about this increasingly common occurrence is that the bed bugs themselves do not spread sickness. Even though the bloodsucking critters are a huge bother, it is the insecticide products used to kill them that cause the most harm.

Read more about avoiding bed bugs so you do not have to resort to using harmful products

Find more information at: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/scores-sick-died-kill-bedbugs-14581539

Does diatomaceous earth kill bed bugs?

Diatomaceous earth is a remarkable, all-natural product made from tiny fossilized water plants. It is believed that 30 million years ago the diatoms, tiny, single-celled algae found in plankton, built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite.

kill bed bugs, pest control, natural bed bug killerHow is Diatomaceous earth made?

The diatoms are mined and ground up, resulting in a powder that resembles and has the same texture as talcum powder.

What does it look like?

It comes out to look like fine, white, crystalline powder made up of the fossilized shells of the microscopic diatoms.

What is it composed of?

3% magnesium, 33% silicon, 19% calcium, 5% sodium, 2 % iron, and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium.

 

Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth can be utilized as a pest control device. It is safe around animals and children. Diatomaceous earth is a deadly product to those insects comprised of exoskeletons. Bedbugs are amongst the list of insects it kills and repels.

Diatomaceous Earth’s potential to kill is due to its sharp microscopic edges, and not because of a chemical action like most toxic poisons.

How does diatomaceous earth kill bed bugs?

 

bed bug, bed bugs, bedbugs, bedbug, infestation, bed bug infestation, bed bug protectionThe bedbugs hard bodies are sliced open by the material, and literally are dried out, leading to their deaths.

 

Complete insect control and extermination may take up to several days for the bed bugs to die off. Although chemical poisons act faster and have a shorter residual effect, and Diatomaceous Earth works slower; diatomaceous earth will remain active and nontoxic as long as it remains in the environment.

The process by which Diatomaceous Earth kills bed bugs is natural, containing no synthetic chemicals, odors, or additives of any sort. Once Diatomaceous Earth mineral is applied, it resides until swept up or vacuumed.

Additional effective, and entomologist approved ways of protecting you and your household from these bed bug pests are available on www.bedbug.com

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite……It’s Not a Cute Rhyme Anymore

When I was younger, every night before bed my mom used to say, ‘don’t let the bed bugs bite.’ It was like our bedtime ritual and I couldn’t fall asleep without her saying it.

Now I am 43 married with 3 children, and I don’t find the bed bug rhyme so amusing anymore.

Seven months ago, my son came back from a school camping trip. He returned with a huge backpack full of dirty laundry, to be expected from a teenage boy, I suppose. However, what wasn’t to be expected was the nightmare he also brought back.

Tuesday morning, my husband and I woke up with huge bites all over our bodies. bed bug bite, bedbug bite, bedbug bites, bed bug bites, bite on arm, bedbug bite on arm, itchy bite, itchy bites, bedbugs itch, bed bugs bitch My husband’s bites weren’t as bad as mine, but nevertheless they were still very bad. I realized instantly that my son’s laundry that I had done the night before must have been infested with bed bugs.

I don’t know how, but they spread all over the house like wild fire. The exterminator found infestations in the crevices of our couches, the bottom of our curtains and in all our mattresses and especially the box springs.

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I couldn’t believe it – what used to be a cute rhyme has now turned into a living nightmare for my family and I consisting of sleepless nights full of itching, tossing and turning (which then lead to red and swollen eyes – due to the lack of sleep). The mental and physical stress and anxiety which we all endured was horrendous. Don’t even talk to me about the expense! A good chunk of our savings went into the bed bug treatments.

Thank goodness it’s all over now and I wouldn’t wish that experience on my worst enemy.

The exterminator highly recommended we cover our mattresses, pillows and box springs in anti bed bug protectors, which we did. I listened to every word the exterminator said, like it was holy writ, because I never wanted to have any sort of bug ever again!!

One last sobering point I want to make – while the exterminator did a great job – very professional – he reminded me that even after all the effort, we could easily find ourselves with yet another bed bug infestation next week, because these bugs are smart and travel very easily. However, those encasements make it much easier to prevent them from gaining any serious foothold, and also make detection much easier.