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Tom from United States writes,

Which bed bug dust is child safe and pet safe?

We ordered Evergreen bed bug dust because we thought it was pet safe and child safe. The original ad on web site said you had some, but it is currently out of stock.


All of our dusts are safe if used as directed on the label. For bed bugs, we would recommend Cimexa Insecticide Dust. Treat the interior framework, joints and cracks in the bed frame. Treat the mattress and box spring, paying particular attention to tufts, folds and edges, and the interior framework of the box spring. Remove wall-mounted headboards and treat the back side. Treat picture frames, moldings, hollow furniture legs, cracks and crevices, along baseboards, and any areas with visible signs of infestation, including rugs and carpet. Treat upholstered furniture by removing or lifting (if possible) the cushions and treating the undersurface. Treat the interior framework, cracks and joints of the furniture, and the folds, tufts and edges of cushions and other upholstered areas. Do not treat toys and stuffed animals with product. Treat wall voids by removing electrical switch plate covers to allow access, but don’t apply dust directly in electrical boxes. Apply about ¼ oz of dust to each accessible void. No dust should be left exposed. This product can last for up to 10 years if left undisturbed.

With Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust with 1% Pyrethrin, this product should not be used where it will come in direct contact with people and/or pets. This is a crack and crevice treatment only. You will need to use this product in conjunction with othe products such as Temprid SC and Bedlam Aerosol for an effective bed bug treatment. Both of those products are safe once they are dry. They should not be used while the pets and/or children are in the room.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Answer last updated on: 07/22/2014

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