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Hal from Hackensack, Nj writes,

I need to kill bedbugs while renovating a boarding house, what will work?

We are renovating a 22-unit boarding house with a known bedbug infestation. Each room is being gutted to the studs. What product will give us the best immediate kill plus residual protection inside the walls before we install new sheetrock? What product should we apply to the floors before we install carpet and padding? All beds and furnishings are being replaced so we start fresh.


Alpine dust is the product of choice for long-term control of bedbugs. Apline dust can be applied to the wall voids and the floors prior to covering it. Alpine dust will last indefinitely and will keep killing for as long as it is in place. Alpine dust is also on the EPA reduced risk list which makes ideal for use in a boarding house where folks with different health issues may pass through.

Answer last updated on: 03/27/2013

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