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Terry writes,

Can Alpine Dust be used to treat the sides and piping of mattresses?

will this be as effective as diatect dust do you think? Could cover surfaces with Diatect and it seemed to knock down populations very quickly.


Pyganic dust would actually be the equivalent of the Diatect that you used in the past. Pyganic dust contains the same active ingredients as Diatect (Pyganic dust contains 1.0% pyrethrins while Diatect only contains 0.2% Pyrethrins) and would provide very similar or better results and it can be used on the mattress. Alpine dust on the other hand contains Dinotefuran and Diatomaceous Earth and it is non-repellent which means that the bedbugs will not be able to sense that there is an insecticide and they will not be able to avoid the treated areas. Alpine Dust cannot be used on mattresses but it is permissible to use it on/in boxsprings.

Answer last updated on: 07/15/2011

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