Bed Bug Kit #1

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Bed Bug Kit #1
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The Bed Bug Kit #1 provides you with the professional products necessary to do a complete bed bug treatment in your home or apartment. Unlike other kits you may find, the DoMyOwn bed bug & pest control kits contain the most effective products available based on the most current research. This kit contains 4 x 10-gram packets of Alpine WSG Insecticide, 1 x 4 oz. bottle of Cimexa Dust for Bed Bugs,1 hand dusting tool, 1 can of Bedlam bed bug spray, and our exclusive step-by-step guide.

This kit does not come with a hand pump sprayer, but one is required to apply the Alpine WSG Insecticide.

For residents of AZ, CO, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NV, NY, RI, VT (Restricted to Licensed Applicators Only) see our New York Bed Bug Kit.

Why do I need to use so many different products?

It is important to treat the many different areas where bedbugs hide. Each product included in the kit has a specific function to help eliminate a bedbug infestation. We do not recommend relying on one product or treatment method since bugs may avoid areas treated with certain products, or they may become resistant to certain chemicals. It is also crucial to thoroughly Inspect the treatment area for possible bed bug harborages and to follow all the Treatment steps, including follow-up treatments.

See our other Bed bug kits.

Features and Specs

Target pests Bed bugs, fleas, dust mites, carpet beetles & household fungus
NOT FOR SALE TO AZ, CO, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NV, NY, RI, VT (Restricted to Licensed Applicators Only)
Shipping Weight 2.40 lbs


Before applying any chemicals, it is crucial to prepare the area for treatment by removing clutter, vacuuming, steaming (optional), and encasing mattresses and box springs. Taking time for these preparation steps will make your treatments much more successful. Using the products in your Bed Bug Kit, treat all cracks, crevices, voids, tufts, seams, and folds where bed bugs may be found. Always keep pets, children, and other people out of the treatment area until the products have dried - usually about an hour.

STEP 1 - SPRAY - Alpine WSG Insecticide

*Wear gloves when mixing and handling pesticides, such as Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves.

*Fill the tank 1/3 - 1/2 with clean, temperate water. Add the appropriate amount of Alpine WSG per gallon of water to sprayer tank. Use 1 x 10-gram dose (1 single dose packet) per gallon of water for your first treatment; use 1 x 10-gram dose (1 single dose packet) per gallon of water for follow-up treatments. Your kit contains enough for multiple follow-up treatments. 

*Close and agitate tank to begin mixing.

*Finish filling sprayer tank and agitate once more before spraying insecticide mixture.

*Apply Alpine WSG to the following areas, contacting as many bugs and eggs directly in these areas as possible:

  • Around bed and furniture legs - Inspect wheels, casters, posts, and legs of all furniture.
  • Behind wall fixtures
  • Under floor lamps
  • Cracks and crevices along baseboards and floor moldings
  • Beneath floor coverings and along the edges of wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Cracks and joints in bed frames, headboards, dressers, shelves, and other furniture
  • Picture frames and wall coverings - Remove from the wall and treat cracks and crevices on and behind these items.
  • Around door frames, window frames, and thresholds

*Do not remake beds or replace items on shelves or in drawers until spray has dried.

*Do not apply as a space spray or broadcast treatment to floors, floor coverings, mattresses, or other furniture.

*Try to mix only enough spray to use for the day. When finished spraying, empty sprayer completely outdoors, rinse with clean water, then store open and empty.


STEP 2 - AEROSOL SPRAY - Bedlam Insecticide

*Allow the Alpine WSG application to dry before applying Bedlam Aerosol.

*Bedlam is a ready-to-use aerosol ideal for treating many areas, especially those where it may be difficult to treat with a pump sprayer.

*Using the straw applicator will help to treat the tight areas where bed bugs like to hide the most. If you have trouble inserting the straw, try using a pair of pliers to force the tube into the spray nozzle.

*Shake the can well before using. Bedlam is a water-based insecticide, but it will settle between uses.

*Apply to the very fine cracks and crevices on and in furniture around the entire room, such as:

  • Upholstered furniture - Treat along seams and folds, under cushions, around legs, and on the undersides.

  • Baseboards -  Treat any cracks in the baseboard and then treat underneath the baseboard to prevent bed bugs from crawling underneath and accessing adjacent rooms in the house.
  • Treat the whole bed - Mattress, box spring and bed frame – Treat along the corners, folds and seams of the mattress. Treat the undersides, corners, seams and under stapled dust cover and even the internal areas of box springs. Also spray the cracks, crevices, voids and screw holes of the bed frame.
  • Pictures and wall hangings – remove from the wall and treat cracks and crevices of picture frames and behind pictures and wall hangings.

*It is not necessary to broadcast Bedlam Aerosol in areas where you have just applied the Alpine WSG. It is better to use the crack and crevice straw in areas near where you have applied the Alpine WSG so that you may better treat the tiny areas where bed bugs hide.

*Bedlam Aerosol will kill both the bed bugs that are contacted with the direct spray and those that come across treated areas for up to two weeks.


STEP 3 - DUST - Bellow Hand Duster and CimeXa Insecticide Dust

*Once your spray application has dried, you can apply the insecticide dust.

*Using insecticide dust can be very messy, so be sure to wear gloves and consider having a moist paper towel handy to clean up excess dust.

*To fill the Bellow Hand Duster, remove the black rubber stopper on top of the duster. Gently unscrew the white top of the CimeXa dust, then slowly tap the dust into the duster. Fill the duster up to halfway (or less), so there is plenty of room for the dust to move inside the duster.

*You may want to add a few small objects such as coins, pebbles, or marbles to prevent clumping inside the duster.

*Replace the black stopper so that it fits snugly into the opening. Remove the black rubber cap from the end of the extension wand. To apply dust, hold the duster upside down, so that the extension wand is on top, then gently squeeze the bellows between the thumb and fingers.

*Apply CimeXa Dust to voids and other hidden areas where it will not be disturbed, such as:

  • Behind electrical faceplates - Remove switch and electrical plates to gain access to wall voids.

  • Along baseboards - Treat any cracks in, above, or below baseboards where the tip of the duster will fit. Also treat under the edges of carpeting where you are able.
  • Headboards - Remove from the wall or dismantle to allow thorough treatment.
  • Drawers and furniture - Remove drawers and treat along tracks and support, as well as the corners and edges of the drawers. Also treat in cracks and crevices on the undersides of cabinets and other furniture, and in any hollow areas such as bed frame tubing.
  • Box Springs and upholstered furniture - Check for tears in fabric backing or other hollow areas where the tip of the duster may fit, and treat these areas.
  • Behind wall fixtures - Remove fixtures from walls and treat behind each one.

*Be careful to avoid over-dusting. CimeXa Dust is very fine, and it only takes an extremely small amount to kill a bed bug.

*If dust escapes into open areas, simply wipe up the excess dust with a moist paper towel.

*Do not apply dust as a broadcast or in open areas where it will be moved around as it can become an irritant.


*Although this step does not NOT involve any chemicals in your kit, it is a crucial part of your treatment.

*Clothing, linens, or other fabric items in the infested rooms should be removed in bags, then washed and dried or dry cleaned.

*Do not return items to the infested areas until there has been no evidence of bed bugs for 30 days.

*Failure to make sure all items being returned to the room are bedbug free may cause a reinfestation.

*Objects that cannot be washed can be put into a bag or bin with a Nuvan Pro Strip to eliminate bedbugs. The items must stay sealed for 4 weeks in the bag or bin. If this treatment will not work for you because of the time it takes to eliminate the bed bugs you also have the option of using bed bug heater like the ZappBug Heater. Place your items inside the unit where they will be heated up to 155 degrees Fahrenheit. Within a few hours, all bed bugs will be killed.



*Repeat Steps 1 and 2 (Alpine WSG every 21 days and Bedlam every 7-10 days) until no one is getting bitten and there is no further evidence such as live bugs, cast skins or fresh blood spots found. This is absolutely crucial! Depending on the severity of the infestation it can take a minimum of 7-8 weeks, including repeat treatments. Failure to be thorough can prolong the bed bug control process and can make it harder to eliminate them.
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  • 5 of 5 Stars


    By Amanda on 12/20/2009

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    Bought Bed Bug Kit #1 and used it once about to go with my second round of use as manual describes. Have not seen one bed bug or bite since my first round. Glad I found these products!

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    52 of 53 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    It actuallly worked!!!

    By Wendycity on 05/31/2011

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    So far so good!! I used this kit two weeks ago on my couch, love seat, and bed. I have not been bitten. Thankfully. The kit recommends repeating this process so I will just have to make sure they are gone for good. Make sure to order the pump you will need it. Make sure to follow the instructions as well. Be careful with the dust it is powerful and when it goes up in the air after applying it can be torture. Just be careful. Other than that I'm satisfied. Terminix was going to charge us 300 bucks so I got this kit for way cheaper. Actually you may need to order more stuff so I recommend getting a bigger package for 2 or more rooms.

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    40 of 42 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Would buy again if needed

    By Fanny on 05/23/2008

    Good, excellent, we would like to try this Bed Bug Kit (#1)  again if more bed bugs.

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    23 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Bed Bug Kit #1

    By Rich on 06/08/2012

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    Waste of money, does'nt work. They send you twoo bottles of plain alcohol that you can buy for $1.00 at any store. the powder can be bought at home depot for $6.00 What a scamm

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    19 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    It really works!!!!

    By Latoshia on 03/24/2014

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    First i would like to say that there was an issue with the delivery of my package at first. I contacted customer service and they contacted the post office in my zip code and told me exactly where my package was. I thought that was amazing customer service. Second this kit is amazing I recently moved into my apartment and found it had a small bed bug infestation. I found this site through internet search and it led me to this kit. I received my package and did the treatment that day. I need to add I also purchased a IGR to mix with the Fenvastar. Its been about 2 weeks and I am about to do a second treatment. So far I haven't seen anymore bedbugs or received anymore bites. I know its early but I am very happy with this kit. It also has saved me hundreds as an exterminator would have cost at least 300 and I only paid 72.00 for this kit and IGR. Thanks to this kit I am now getting a good nights sleep. I would definitely purchase this kit or anything else from this site. The customer service was excellent and this product really works.

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How do you know when the bed bug is completely gone? how long do you keep your clothes in plastic bags?

Getting bit at night. Got confirmation it's a bug, suspect bed bug. The exterminator and I have not seen one bug, no evidence. I went crazy, took everything out of closets, drawers, end tables - everything is in plastic now for a week. I can't live like this anymore. The Exterminator is coming back for a second dose on Aug 13 (that's three weeks), can't live like this. ;) At night, 4am, with flashlight, not one darn bug. No evidence of bed bugs.. I removed my box spring. just have a metal frame holding my mattress (no bugs on the mattress).... Thank you kindly.... Going Crazy... ha!!

We understand that having or suspecting that you have bedbugs is enough to drive anyone insane. There is no surefire way to determine if you have eliminated the infestation. The basic rule of thumb is if you can go 30 days without receiving a bite or seeing any new evidence of this pest, you are then considered bedbug free. Bedbug follow-up treatments are typically done every 7-10 days until the occupants of the home do not receive a bite or see any evidence of new bugs for 30 days. At the end of this time period, it is usually safe to unload treated items. Untreated items either need to be discarded or kept in a sealed container for 1 year.

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Should I paint my home before or after treating for bedbugs

I am in the process of preparing my home to spray for bedbugs. Since my whole house will be gutted out we were planning on painting our house as well. I need to know if I should paint before or after treating for bed bugs. I was thinking to paint before so the chemicals don't get eliminated during the painting process. If you suggest painting after, how long should I wait to paint after spraying for bedbugs?

We recommend that you treat for bed bugs after painting. The idea is that the bed bugs come out and and come in contact with the treated area. We have a terrific combination of bed bug treatments in our Bed Bug kits.

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I have two dogs in my home. Are the Bed Bug Kits safe to use around them?
Yes, you can use Bed Bug Kits while kids and dogs are in the house.  The products you would be appying in the kit are only strong enough to kill small insects. It is a good idea to keep pets and children outside or in another room while treating and then allow about 30 minutes for the products to dry. Once dry it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the living space. Of course you should always store the products just like any other cleaning chemicals, out of reach of children and pets.

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I need help! Bed bugs! How do I know they're there?

How do i know for sure and if i have not seen one but am getting symptoms of them?


Here are signs of Bed Bugs:

Signs of Bed Bug Infestation:

Some of the signs of bed bugs include small blood stains or small, light brown skins found on bed sheets, headboards, walls, and other areas of a room. Look for these physical signs:

  • Tiny black spots (excrement) on linens or other objects that when wet will turn red, small red stains from crushed bed bugs, translucent light brown skin casings, live bed bugs that are rusty-red in color, about the size of an apple seed.
  • Typically, bedbugs like to stay as close as possible to their human hosts.  Look for dark fecal spots — digested human blood — or even the bugs themselves on bed sheets, in the seams of a mattress, between the mattress and box spring, in the crevices of a box spring, and in the corners of the mattress by the headboard.
  • To thoroughly inspect your bedding, dismantle the bed and stand all of the components on edge so that upper and lower surfaces can be examined.
  • Nightstands and dressers should be emptied and examined inside and out, then tipped over to inspect the woodwork beneath. Often, the bugs will be hiding in cracks, corners and recesses.
  • Heavy infestations may have a musty or "buggy" smell, but the odor often isn't apparent and shouldn't be relied on for detection.

Please be sure to check out our Bed bug Kits for sure fire eradication of Bed BUgs.

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Should you shampoo the carpet after using the Bed Bug Kits?

If you do, will it take away the affects of all the chemicals you just bought and used?

Shampooing your carpet would take away the chemicals from the Bed Bug Kit.  However, shampooing your carpet is not necessary and would not provide any benefit as far as killing bedbugs.  The products in the kit are safe to use and very effective on bedbugs.  You should let the products do the work.

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Bed Bug Kit #1 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.4 (32 Reviews / 18 Q&A)

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