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Where to buy- and what kind?

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  1. psychologically_messed_up

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Aug 19 2017 14:35:20
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    I've been using some DE that a friend gave me, and I've come to the bottom of the bag... I'm curious about 2 things:

    1. Which brand of DE do we like best (if we're allowed to say specifics?) in a home with small children and cats?

    2. I've been using a glove covered hand to 'sprinkle' and it's prob wasting so much. Where do I get a duster or applicator type bottle?

    Thanks all

  2. nomorebuggs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Aug 20 2017 15:32:19
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    1) I dont know that any particular brand is better than another. I would just following a couple suggestions: always verify it is food grade and it should have few additives. I bought mine at Tractor Supply. FWIW, Safer Brand and Garden Safe make DE labled for pest control with BBs listed on the label. If you're buying a new batch, maybe consider Cimexa as well.

    2) You can buy a hand bellows for dusting on Amazon, or you can pick up a fluffy makeup brush to dust it with. I used the brush and felt like I was dusting fingerprint powder on CSI. Had to have my gallows humor, I guess.

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  3. psychologically_messed_up

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Aug 20 2017 17:16:17
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    Thanks NoMoreBuggs! The one I had been using is, in fact, SaferBrand, so I'll prob stick with that. I also have a ridiculous amount of makeup brushes (one can never have too many!) and I think you and I share the humor- I guarantee I'll enjoy 'powdering for prints' far more than simply squeezing a bottle! I'll prob still need it to get in tight spots, though. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Aug 20 2017 23:14:48
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    You may find the DE FAQ helpful also: http://bedbugger.com/faqde/

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    Mon Aug 21 2017 20:07:05
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    Be careful when applying DE. It is safe to consume, however can be dangerous to breathe in. There are other natural products that are much more effective than DE in my opinion. When dealing with bed bugs, or any pest indoors for that matter, check out CimeXa. It's powdered Silica Gel basically. It can be mixed with water and sprayed or applied as ready to use dust. Like anything else, always read labeling and go with suggestions that it states. If you want to go as non toxic as possible, try getting a decent steamer. & a good HEPA vacuum is always helpful. Good luck & hope it all works out


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