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Geka writes,

We are early in the game in regard to bedbugs. What would you suggest we use? Is DE a good product?

We had a few nights with bedbug bites. We moved to a safe bedroom, and we want to be proactive. A pest control operator was here, and he could not find any. He was ready to treat with all sorts of things. We would have a lot to do before they came in and it seemed monumental. What do you suggest?


There are no short cuts when it comes to bedbug elimination. A few bedbugs can become a plethora of bedbugs in very short order and you need to be proactive. All of the pretreatment requirements that your pest control operator spoke to you about such as washing and bagging your clothes, removing clutter and etc is just that , is a requirement. DE does a good job, but it works much to slowly to be used alone; it can take over a week to kill a bedbug after it has been in contact with DE.We have several different sizes of bedbugs kits that contain the products we recommend for doing a proper treatment. We do not recommend changing rooms. You will end up having the bedbugs scatter to different areas of your home as they try to find a meal. Just finding bumps on your body is not indicative of bedbugs. Bumps could be an allergic reaction to something or a mosquito bite, not necessarily bedbugs. Bedbugs are not invisible, and you should be able to find evidence of an infestation. Try sleeping with solid, light colored sheets and inspecting them in the morning for blood spots.

Answer last updated on: 09/16/2010

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