But you may also be asking yourself, will diatomaceous earth kill bed bug eggs? Great question. And the short answer is no, it won’t. But don’t despair!
You see, this product is a powder that works when the bed bug crawls across it. The powder is nothing more than finely ground sea shells and those sharp shards will rip open the bugs stomach as they crawl across it, which will dry them out causing them to die.
But the eggs aren’t crawling anywhere so the powder doesn’t work on them. But the good news is that as soon as the eggs hatch and the bugs start crawling around they will die soon after they crawl over the powder.
So even though the Diatomaceous Earth doesn’t kill the eggs until they hatch, it will start to work on killing them soon after they hatch.
The important part is to make sure that you apply the powder correctly for it to work. Many times people will dump a bunch around their bed thinking that if some works more is better and that is not true!
If there is too much powder the bugs will just crawl around it. What you need is a fine mist of the powder so they crawl through it. You can get more ideas on the use of the powder here!
You can sometimes find Diatomaceous Earth in your local hardware store or at my favorite on-line source here. Where ever you get it – just make sure that you get it to help you get rid of Bed Bugs and your life will be much more comfortable!