Diatomaceous Earth is an all natural, non-resistant treatment that is slow acting but long lasting in killing bed bugs. DE is non-toxic and is safe to handle, and it can also be used in conjunction with heat treating. DE works by disrupting the waxy shell on the bed bugs, and makes them more prone to dehydration and then eventual death. There are no dangerous compounds or pesticides found in this product, because it is made from fossilized sea creatures known as diatoms. The diatoms’ bodies were made primarily of silicon dioxide. Bed bugs will not develop a resistance to Diatomaceous Earth, as is the case with some other pesticides. The right product will be pesticide grade, meaning the compound acts as a pesticide, not containing pesticides.
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