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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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Diatomaceous earth (DE) can be used to kill bed bugs (FAQs)

March 30, 2007

Contents: General Information Recent research on DE efficacy Where to Purchase DE and other dusts, applicators, and safety equipment Application General Background on DE and dusts Diatomaceous earth (abbreviated as DE), a dust, can be used to kill bed bugs. Wikipedia tells us: Diatomaceous earth, also known as DE, diatomite, diahydro, kieselguhr, kieselgur and Celite) […]

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