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Heat treatment for bed bugs is not a Do It Yourself project

September 27, 2010

Although heat treatments can be effective for bed bugs, this is not a treatment method you can do yourself. A Lexington, Kentucky woman recently set her home on fire while trying to treat her home with heat to kill bed bugs. WKYT reports, Carol says they’ve called exterminators in before to no avail. So frustrated, […]

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Did DIY pesticide treatment lead to death?

May 31, 2010

Bed bug treatment is expensive and many people feel forced by necessity to do their own bed bug treatments for this reason. We generally advise against DIY bed bug treatment because bed bugs are difficult to treat and because misapplying or overapplying pesticides can make bed bugs worse and/or cause health problems, and even death. […]

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Dusts like diatomaceous earth (DE) and Cimexa can be used to kill bed bugs (FAQs)

March 30, 2007

Important: Recent studies (see PCT Online articles “Diatomaceous earth: where do bed bugs stand when the dust settles?” and  “Silica gel: a better bed bug desiccant”) suggest that Cimexa is a more effective and fast-acting dust than diatomaceous earth (DE) for bed bug treatment, and many of our experts now prefer it to DE. If you’re selecting […]

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