CimeXa Insecticide Dust - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Karen from Massachusetts
    08/05/2013
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    Can CimeXa be used together with Diatomaceous Earth?
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    Yes, these two dust are completely compatible and can be used mixed together to provide extra control.
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  • Asked by Rob from San Diego, Ca
    09/28/2012
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    I have bedbugs and I live in an aparment that has carpet. Do bedbug live in or under carpet?
    Does carpet need treatment? What spay should be used on carpet?
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    Bedbugs will hide wherever there are places for them to hide. In most situations you will not be required to spray all of the carpet for bedbugs because bedbugs will not sit out in the middle of the carpet. Usually you will concentrate your treatments up under the lip of the carpet. A dust insecticide such as Cimexa Dust would be a great choice because it stays active for a every long time.
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  • Asked by Anna from Waynesfield, Oh
    06/23/2012
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    Are there advantages to using CimeXa Insecticide Dust versus the Alpine dust?
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    There are two main advantages.  Cimexa is 100% Cilica, which is basically ground up sand.  It is 100% natural and green.  The other advantage is that in undisturbed areas CimeXa can last up to 10 years, whereas other dusts including Alpine will typically only last 1 or 2 years at the most.
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  • Asked by Donny from Nashville
    11/13/2014
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    Can breathing in Cimexa hurt you
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    Although, Cimexa contains 100% natural silica gel, we still do not advice breathing it in. It could be harmful to you. You may want to consider wearing a Respirator mask when making your application.
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  • Asked by Ann
    06/01/2015
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    I have read to not have children around when applying Cimexa.
    I have not seen it addressed that children will ultimately be on the carpet or touching items/toys that have cimexa on it, breathing it, transferring to face etc. can you address residual for children?
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    Children should not be allowed back in the area until the CimeXa Insecticide Dust has settled.  You are normally applying it to cracks and crevices and wall voids. CimeXa Insecticide Dust should not be applied to kids toys or carpet where they may be putting the item in there mouths. 
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  • Asked by Sarah from New York, Ny
    04/23/2017
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    How is CimeXa Insecticide Dust different from diatomaceous earth for long term pest control?
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    CimeXa Dust is similar to diatomaceous earth in that it is an all-natural product that does not break down over time. However, CimeXa Dust is more finely processed than most DE products, allowing for very low use rates. CimeXa also works as a direct dessicant, meaning the insects only have to contact the dust for a short amount of time rather than actually moving across it, so it does kill a little more quickly than DE. CimeXa Dust will be effective as long as it is present in the treatment area and remains dry.

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  • Asked by Jerry from Milwaukee, Wi
    11/09/2015
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    Can you apply Cimexa Insecticide Dust between mattress and box spring?
    Can you apply this dust between the boxspring and mattress? It shows this on the video you have here.
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    Yes, Cimexa Dust can be used in between your mattress and box spring paying particular attention to tufts, folds and edges, and the interior framework of the box spring.

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  • Asked by Cadelia from Cleveland, Oh
    09/13/2015
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    Can CimeXa be used in the cracks of furniture like couch over stuffed chairs?
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    CimeXa dust can be applied to indoor cracks and crevices and joints of the furniture, and the folds, tufts and edges of cushions and other upholstered areas.

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  • Asked by Shey from New York
    12/04/2016
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    What can I use to block my apt door as access to bedbugs that a neighbor down the hall has?
    A neighbor way down the hall, has had bedbugs recently. I have a cat and a dog.
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    Bedbugs can be a tough pest to prevent. Namely because these little insects are notorious hitch hikers, and you could completely seal all possible ways for the bedbug to come from the infested neighbor and still bring some home on your belongings from the movies, the mall or your place of employment. Having said that, you should still do all that you can to prevent having bedbugs come over from the neighbor. You should use caulk to seal any cracks or crevice around the baseboards, window frames, door frames, and around places where vents, cables, pipes or wires come through the wall. You can apply a dust such as Cimexa dust into wall voids, electrical outlets, and switch plates. This will help kill any bedbugs that make their way through the walls. We also recommend thoroughly inspecting your mattress and headboards and bed frame frequently for any signs of bedbugs.

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  • Asked by Mrst from Ok
    03/29/2016
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    How do you kill bed bugs behind walls? Should we drill holes & dust?
    Hello, i have a question about bed bug control.. I have read your website & watched your videos on bed bug control. We have purchased all of the products necessary for treating our home. But, we believe the infestation started in my stepson's bedroom. That is where we have found the most activity and bugs. He has a big opening in his wall, that was put there for plumbing access (bathroom is on other side of wall). We have thrown out ALL furniture in that bedroom, & caulked EVERY crack & crevice. It is empty. But, there is still ALOT of bed bug activity in there. We believe the bed bugs are hidden in that wall, & coming from there. We have also found dead bed bugs around that opening, & live ones on our bathroom walls (just on the other side of that bedroom). My question is: How in the world can we kill bed bugs behind the wall? Should we drill holes in that wall & dust?
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    When treating for bed bugs or any other insect pest, we have to get the insecticide in contact with the insect. For bed bug treatments, that means treating all the harborage areas and potential harborage areas with insecticides. Insecticide dust such as the CimeXa would be best for wall voids because it is the longest lasting formulation that we can use there. Usually the best way to access the wall void is by removing outlet and switch plate covers and then applying the dust with a hand duster. The B&G Bulb Duster 1150 would be a good choice for you because it has a flexible plastic application tip.

    We would not recommend creating addidtional holes in the wall unless they could be immediately sealed. Please let us know if you have further questions.

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  • Asked by Karen
    04/09/2014
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    For liquid applications of CimeXa Insecticide Dust it says use 1 lb per gallon. should be 1 oz?
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    Stated on page one of the product label, you indeed mix 1 lb Cimexa Dust with 1 gallon water.
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  • Asked by Amber from Lakewood
    07/17/2014
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    How long does it take the Cimexa dust to kill bed bugs?
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    Cimexa Dust can take up to a week to kill a bedbug which is why you must use it conjunction with other products. Please click the links below for more information on treating this pest.

    Bedbug Kits

    Bedbug Control Articles
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  • Asked by Paco
    04/18/2015
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    Will I need to use a duster or will the CimeXa Insecticide Dust be good enough?
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    We highly recommend using some type of hand duster to apply CimeXa Insecticide Dust. It will help you to get deeper into cracks and crevices.
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  • Asked by Elliott from North Wales, Pa
    10/19/2015
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    When mixing Cimexa and Diatomaceous earth, what would be the best ratio?
    I would like to mix Diatomaceous earth with Cimexa, as I want to treat our entire house we are just purchasing. I have a 25 lb. of DE, and I just purchased 2 of the 4 oz. bottles of Cimexa.
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    There really would be no valid reason for mixing Cimexa with Diatomaceous Earth as they are both dusts used in the same areas and kill the same way just with different active ingredients. If you choose to apply them both you should apply each product following the instructions on each product label.  Be aware that applying too much dust can have a negative effect, if you can see the dust so can insects and they can avoid the treated area then, either should be applied as just a light dusting.

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  • Asked by Kortne from Beaumont
    11/16/2016
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    How long does it take for CimeXa Insecticide Dust to kill bedbug nymphs and eggs?
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    CimeXa Insecticide Dust can take minutes to hours to kill depending on what stage in life cycle the Bed Bugs are. It does cause them to dehydrate and die. The immature stages may take longer as they are not as active as the mature stages. 

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  • Asked by Liz from Des Moines, Wa
    03/09/2014
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    Can I use CimeXa in areas that I've treated with Boric Acid?
    *For ant and roach control*
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    It is not necessary to apply Boric Acid and Cimexa dust in the same area. If you have previously used one or the other and wish to change out the dust that is fine if the other product is vacuumed first. You would apply them in the same types of areas (cracks and crevices and voids).
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  • Asked by Deborah from Knoxville, Tn
    12/26/2016
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    I am not sure how much CimeXa Insecticide Dust to buy for interior PERIMETER only
    (It says coverage is 200 sq ft for a 4oz bottle.) For example, I have a 600 sq ft room BUT I am only going to use this around the perimeter which is 96 linear feet how much product do I need 1 bottle or 3 bottles?
    A

    CimeXa Insecticide Dust goes a long way. In each area you are applying, you only need to do approx. 3 puffs of powder. Most homeowners only need one 4oz bottle.

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  • Asked by Tom from United States
    07/22/2014
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    Which bed bug dust is child safe and pet safe?
    We ordered Evergreen bed bug dust because we thought it was pet safe and child safe. The original ad on web site said you had some, but it is currently out of stock.
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    All of our dusts are safe if used as directed on the label. For bed bugs, we would recommend Cimexa Insecticide Dust. Treat the interior framework, joints and cracks in the bed frame. Treat the mattress and box spring, paying particular attention to tufts, folds and edges, and the interior framework of the box spring. Remove wall-mounted headboards and treat the back side. Treat picture frames, moldings, hollow furniture legs, cracks and crevices, along baseboards, and any areas with visible signs of infestation, including rugs and carpet. Treat upholstered furniture by removing or lifting (if possible) the cushions and treating the undersurface. Treat the interior framework, cracks and joints of the furniture, and the folds, tufts and edges of cushions and other upholstered areas. Do not treat toys and stuffed animals with product. Treat wall voids by removing electrical switch plate covers to allow access, but don’t apply dust directly in electrical boxes. Apply about ¼ oz of dust to each accessible void. No dust should be left exposed. This product can last for up to 10 years if left undisturbed.

    With Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust with 1% Pyrethrin, this product should not be used where it will come in direct contact with people and/or pets. This is a crack and crevice treatment only. You will need to use this product in conjunction with othe products such as Temprid SC and Bedlam Aerosol for an effective bed bug treatment. Both of those products are safe once they are dry. They should not be used while the pets and/or children are in the room.

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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  • Asked by Clayton from Toronto
    01/29/2013
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    I am currently using Talstar Pro to kill major stinkbug problem, but need help in the cracks, will Cimexa work?
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    Cimexa will definitely help to kill the stink bugs that are entering/exiting from the cracks and crevices. Cimexa does not kill immediately but instead will take several hours to actually kill the bugs but it is very long lasting and there is no known resistance to the product.
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  • Asked by Mary
    02/07/2016
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    Will Cimexa Dust hang in air? How long? Is safe to let newborn baby enter the room with dust on?
    After applying dust, will I feel very dry in air? Will the dust float in air? Will I breath the dust because it will hang in air? After treatment, when can I bring baby in? Or I should vacuum the dust away?
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    We would recommend keeping children and/or individuals out of the area until the Cimexa Dust settles completely. This could be 1-2 hours depending on how much was used. This product is mainly used for wall voids. If you are concerned about breathing the product in, we would recommend using a respirator mask when using the product. Be sure to let the dust stay down for at least 24 hours before vacuuming the area.

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