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Thursday, June 23, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Re: Bedbugs!

 



Hi Ray,

Use diatomaceous earth - also called DE powder.

Bedbugs, as well as a lot of other insects, can become immune to chemical treatments. DE powder is made of diatoms, a hard-shelled algae. It is soft to the touch, but on a microscopic level it is jagged and sharp.

When insects crawl through the powder, it punctures their exoskeleton and they dehydrate and die. They cannot develop immunity to it.

Sprinkle a very light dusting all over the room (large amounts of this powder can kill vacuums). I would also sprinkle it into the mattress and then cover it with a hypoallergenic mattress cover.

It's pretty harmless to us humans (and pets). But you (and pets) should avoid inhaling it. It can also dry out your skin, so keep the skin contact to a minimum too.

And, most importantly, make sure you buy FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth. The other product is for use in pool filters and is TOXIC.

Best regards,

Melissa
http://www.how-to-boost-your-immune-system.com


--- In AlternativeAnswers@yahoogroups.com, Ray Misra <HarrySnapperOrgans@...> wrote:
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> I have bedbugs! Yuck. My landlady sprayed, and I'm taking all the expected
> precautions--wash all my clothes, etc.--to keep them from coming back. Can
> anyone here offer any further advice that one does not trasditionally
> consider? Is there anyone else here who ever had this problem? What did
> YOU do?
>
> Thanks,
> Ray
>
> --
> "Remember: No matter where you go...there you are." --Both Buckaroo Banzai
> AND Cindy Wilson. And there's no way they could BOTH be wrong.
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>

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