In my opinion, there is no better nor safer product that you can use in your fight against bed bugs than to learn how to use diatomaceous earth. It is deadly for the bugs but safe for you, your family, and your pets.
Diatomaceous earth is a finely ground powder that you can puff into the small gaps and recesses where bed bugs like to hide.
It takes a little time to work so you shouldn’t expect it to work overnight but along with other steps can be a very effective tool in your arsenal. The reason that it takes time is because of the way that it works.
The finely ground particles that it is made of will tear holes in the abdomen of the bed bugs and over time, dry them out so they die.
You’ll be able to see it working when you use it when you see dried out husks of the bugs. It won’t kill eggs so you are going to need to be patient while the bugs hatch and themselves crawl through the dust.
How To Use Diatomaceous Earth
You just need a small dusting of the powder but you need to apply the powder everywhere that the bugs can hide. Because it is a safe product to use around people and pets you can apply it to areas where you might be concerned about using other chemicals.
Although I never put it on bed linens or pillows I use it on the mattresses and frames. I also put it along the edges of carpets around the bed and any furniture near the bed.
It last as long as you can see it but re-apply whenever you vacuum or it gets cleaned up.
Learning how to use diatomaceous earth is just one part of an effective strategy to treat for the bugs. Get my book here for the exact steps that you need to take to get rid of these bugs!