YEAH YEAH, We've all heard the accolades of Diatomaceous earth and how it's the best "go to" treatment for bed bugs. well, I've got news for you, this leaves DE in the dust. hehe. Ok, I will take you down the rabbit hole of our bedbug hell. I'm no idiot. I've tried things and used empirical evidence to support a conclusion.
We got bed bugs when we got a free king sized mattress that had been left behind by a tenant of the apartment we moved into. Had I know the hell that would follow, I wouldn't have moved into the apartment. The bed was infested and little did I know, that meant the entire house was infested. When I was finally able to identify the "mosquito bites" or rash that had magically appeared, I did a lot of extensive research to properly fight the pest and eradicate it. Now, I'm one of those people that the bites affect badly, so I was suffering quite a lot. My first purchase was an encasement for the bed and box springs. absolutely mandatory. You have to isolate any bugs away from you. Second mandatory purchase are climb up interceptors for the legs of your bed and furniture. Once you isolate your bed, then you can begin treatment. I tried alcohol, bedlam sprays, pretty much every expensive spray under the sun that you can purchase as an individual without a license. sure, the sprays did kill the bugs, but the damn things hide in every conceivable crack and nook. Sure, you spray the cracks and nooks with the sprays and it'll kill for a short while. But Cimexa, now that's an entirely different story. DE takes a bit of time to kill the bugs. Cimexa isn't instantaneous, but it DOES kill them every time they touch it. Lay a thin layer of Cimexa around the perimeter of your room. lay a thin dusting around anything you suspect may have bugs hidden in them and let the stuff do it's work. Put some in your climb up interceptors and around your bedframe and inside your encasements. Literally create an impenetrable barrier around yourself and let the bugs come to you, through the dust to their death. We fought for 2 YEARS using traditional DE and other treatments to no effect, however after using Cimexa, we stopped seeing them. It's now been a year since we've seen a bug in our rooms (and I mean ANY bug) though we still keep the interceptors and cimexa in place. I have a spare bottle i keep around for emergencies and have even started using it to get rid of bugs in my garden and hydroponics.
The evidence showed a slight decrease with every single product but ultimately didn't provide the final solution. Cimexa did. I am a firm believer that Cimexa ALONE if used correctly and over time, will completely rid you of your bed bug problem. The bugs will always come seeking food (you) and as long as your protected by a barrier of dust of cimexa, while they may get you here and there, they have sealed their fate by walking over the cimexa to get to you to feast and it will be the last thing they do. Just like laying landmines around a fortified base, as the enemy continues to send troops your way, eventually they will have no more troops to send and you will have won by attrition.
Oh also, make sure to adequately dust the inside of your furniture as well. Literally any place you "hang" that will provide a food source they can reach, will harbor the bugs, so do yourself a favor and spray Cimexa inside the couch and such too.
You will want a dust mask as it hangs in the air for quite a long time it's so light.
Thank you for the in depth review of Cimexa! While we agree that Cimexa is an excellent product we do not recommend you use it alone to control a bedbug infestation because it can take several days to actually kill the bedbugs and in that time they can reproduce. Please take time to read our Bedbug Guide which explains how to effectively implement a bedbug program: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/what-do-bed-bugs-look-like-a-448.html
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