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Use Diatomaceous Earth to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs cannot fly, so make sure bed is away from the wall and there is no bedding touching the floor.  Surround each of the 4 legs of the bed with DE - this will kill them as they try to get on the bed the only way possible.  Dust some DE on the mattress and bedding especially in the creases.  Dust DE in the carpets and in corners of the room.  Remove electrical outlet covers and puff some DE inside the walls.  Keep this routine up for several days until there are no more bed bugs.

The DE particles attach themselves to the bed bugs body and physically "scratch them to death!"  Because DE kills them mechanically, they cannot become immune to it like they do with so many of the chemicals today.  Because it's a mineral, once you put it down it stays there and keeps working.  You may sweep it up as you get rid of the dead Bed Bugs, but DE doesn't loose power over time.


  1. Wash all bedding in hot water - add a little Clorox with the soap.  Dry in dryer on the highest heat setting.  If you can, use a steam cleaner on your mattress and box springs.

     
  2. Make sure bed is not touching any walls.  Also make sure there is no skirting or any thing other than the 4 legs touching the floor.

     
  3. With you hands or an applicator, dust some food grade Diatomaceous Earth into the mattress and ridges on the outside of the mattress.  Dust some DE between the mattress and box springs also.

     
  4. Spread some DE all over the room, working into the carpets and corners of the room.  You may have to remove the bottoms of furniture and dust some in them also.  Put a large pile around each of the 4 legs - since bed bugs cannot fly, the 4 legs are the only way the bed bugs can get to you. Repeat this once a week for 4 weeks.

     
  5. You can also take off the outlet covers and put some DE into the walls.  Bed Bugs love to live there and are the main way they spread from room to room.  Be very careful - use nothing that would conduct electricity and shock you.

Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)
1 Pound Bag - $10.00





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