Gary from Indianapolis In writes
I have experimented with Alpine dust on a live bed bug retained in a zip lock bag. The dust was purchased about 8 months ago. I put the dust in the zip lock with the bed bug. It has been over 8 days now and the bug is still very much alive, even though the dust is sticking to his exterior shell.
It is not necessary to mix different types of dusts together, but it can be done. For bed bugs, we would recommend using Cimexa Dust because it can last in the wall voids for up to 10 years if it is undisturbed. With Alpine Dust, it does either have to be injested or when the dusts gets on them, it will dry them out. Depending on the stage of life the bed bug is in, it could take up to two weeks for the bed bug to be dried out. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Answer last updated on: 08/26/2014