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Silica Gel Packets in Drawers

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  1. Sleepless in NYC

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Thu Oct 7 2010 1:09:28

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    i was thinking. ok, you guys can stop laughing now. But, I really was thinking. You know how products are shipped with a packet of silca gel? i was wondering, would it help to have one or two of those small packets in each drawer? if a bedbug got into your drawer, wouldn't that kill them?

    it wouldn't eliminate your infestation, but it could help it to stop growing maybe? What do you think?

  2. cilecto

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Thu Oct 7 2010 12:26:09

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    To the best of my knowledge, the silica gel packs would have no effect. The silica is formed into pellets and are placed in a packet. This supposedly absorbs moisture. For silica (DE, etc.) to kill BB, they need to walk through the fine powder and get it on their skins. There's a video on YT where a guy grinds down the pellets to a fine powder. This is not recommended, as the process and resulting product may be more hazardous than store bought food grade DE.

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