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Steven writes,

How long does PyGanic 1% Pyrethrin Dust keep killing bedbugs after it has been applied?

I know that the owner will not address this bed bug problem properly, and I really wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I am scared that seeing it is a low rent that some unsuspecting single mother or elderly person will move in to their worst nightmare. I plan to open up all electrical outlets and treat high and low. It's a carpeted unit, so I have used silica gel under the bedroom carpet in addition to what I plan to treat when this product arrives. Is there hope that I may succeed in killing off the bedbugs? I have very limited money available for treating the bugs, so I chose the powder for financial reasons along with a diatomaceous earth/silca gel to hopefully help the next tenants that may eventually move in. Short of camping in front of the unit to warn new tenants, this is the best I can do. There are still those of us who care for others around us. I would truly hope that someone would care enough about where I may move as well.


Pyganic dust will keep working for about 6 months after it has been applied. While it shouldn't be the only product you use to treat an infestation in a home you are living in. It can take several days to kill a bedbug that comes into contact with treated areas and will undoubtedly offer some control. It is very admirable that you are looking out for future tenants and your neighbors.

Answer last updated on: 01/03/2011

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