Why do you use Alpine Dust if you use steam? How does Alpine Dust work?
The reason you would follow steaming up with dusts or other products is because steam will only kill the bedbugs that are there at the time of the treatment, it does not leave a residual and will not kill bugs that are not directly contacted by the steam. Alpine dust has Dinotefuran plus diatomaceous earth. This combination of ingredients will give you a quick knockdown plus a long lasting residual. The following are the directions of where and how the Alpine dust can be applied:
"Apply to cracks and crevices where evidence of bed bugs occurs. This includes bed frames, box springs,
inside empty dressers, clothes closets and carpet edges, high and low wall moldings and wallpaper edges. Do not use this product on mattresses, pillows, bed linens or clothes. Remove all clothes and other articles from dressers or clothes closets before application. Reapply as necessary. Direct contact with dry dust is required to be effective."
Answer last updated on: 04/18/2011