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Neem Oil

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  1. Eeyore on edge

    Joined: Dec '18
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    Posted 11 months ago
    Fri Dec 21 2018 3:18:29

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    Hi, I have been applying neem to only my face after receiving bite like marks in a row on my face. I recently had an inspector come and do a DNA test in my home.I do not put neem on my bed. I am reading that it could be counterproductive to eradication efforts.

  2. Sleepless2

    Joined: Oct '15
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    Posted 11 months ago
    Fri Dec 21 2018 9:36:16

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    Hi, what does that mean, a DNA test?? Pure neem oil should be diluted down with another oil before applying it to your skin directly.

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Fri Dec 21 2018 11:51:29

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    Not a huge fan of DNA swabs for bed bugs and I am originally a molecular biologist.

    I would suggest that until you find:

    • live samples
    • cast skins
    • faecal traces

    It’s more accurate to assume it’s not bed bugs.

    Hope that helps.

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