Organic One Kill Bed Bugs
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Bed bug From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that prefer to feed on human blood. The term is used loosely to refer to any
species of the genus Cimex, and even more loosely to refer to any member of the family Cimicidae (cimicids)
The common bedbug, Cimex lectularius, is the most famous species of the family The name of the "bed bug" is
derived from the insect's preferred habitat of houses and especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bed
bugs are mainly active at night but are not exclusively nocturnal and are capable of feeding on their host without
A number of adverse health effects may occur due to bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects,
and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms.
Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years At a point in the early 1940s they were
mostly eradicated in the developed world but since 1995 have recently increased in prevalence. Because
infestation of human habitats has been on the increase, bed bug bites and related conditions have been on the
rise as well.
Detection in the home
An engorged female bed bug (Cimex lectularius) with eggs, discovered in the screw hole of a wooden bed frame Bed bugs are elusive and usually nocturnal, which can
make them hard to spot. They often lodge unnoticed in dark crevices, and eggs can be nestled in fabric seams. Aside from bite symptoms, signs include fecal spots,
blood smears on sheets, and molts.
Bed bugs can be found singly, but often congregate once established. They usually remain close to hosts, commonly in or near beds or couches. Harborage areas can
vary greatly, however, including luggage, vehicles, furniture and bedside clutter. Bed bugs may also nest near animals that have nested within a dwelling, such as bats,
birds, or rodents. The eggs of bed bugs are found in similar places where the bed bugs themselves are found, and are attached to surfaces by a sticky substance.
The saying "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite." is common for parents to say to young children before they go to sleep.
A side of a face showing red blotchy marks covering much of it.Main article: Bed bug infestation
Bed bugs can cause a number of health effects including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. They are able to be infected by at least 28 human
pathogens, but no study has clearly found that the insect is able to transmit the pathogen to a human being.Bed bug bites or cimicosis may lead to a range of skin
manifestations from no visible effects to prominent blisters. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Treatment involves
the elimination of the insect but is otherwise symptomatic. They have been found with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and with vancomycin-resistant
Enterococcus faecium (VRE) but the significance of this is still unknown.
CauseDwellings can become infested with bed bugs in a variety of ways, such as:
Bugs and eggs inadvertently brought in from other infested dwellings by visiting pets, or a visiting person's clothing or luggage.
Infested items (such as furniture, clothing or backpacks) brought in.
Nearby dwellings or infested items, if there are easy routes that the bugs may travel (through duct work or false ceilings).
Wild animals (such as bats or birds) that may also harbor bed bugs or related species such as the bat bug.
People or pets visiting an infested areas (apartment, subway, movie theater, or hotel) and carrying the bugs to another area on their clothing, luggage, or body.
Organic one's main ingredient is food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
which is the fossilized residue of diatoms, which are tiny prehistoric sea creatures. Layers of diatoms accumulated over millions of years at the bottom
of shallow seas. When the seas retreated, the diatom remains were left in stratified layers which can be mined. Multiple grades of DE exist, but the
most valuable and useful is food grade DE. DE is harmless to mammals and birds because of their cellular and skeletal structures. Another critically
important feature is that DE does not contaminate surface or ground water. Insects on the other hand are not built like higher forms of life. They do not
have blood vessels, only a body cavity that holds fluid. If they lose as much as 10% of fluids, they die. DE helps them lose that vital 10% or more. Most
insects have a "waxy" coating on the outside of their shell. The small DE particles puncture through the wax coating, causing the insect to dehydrate
and die. This is all physical, NO CHEMICAL.
Our second ingredient is Pyrethrin, a natural vegetable extract from a variety of Chrysamthemum flowers.
Our third ingredient is Piperonyl Butoxide, an other natural vegetable extract first discovered in Sasafrass and pepper plants. It is used as a synergist
to magnify the effects of Pyrethrin. A small amount of this (1%) is added to DE as a quick killing, long lasting insecticide this is a very effective
alternative to conventional chemicals.
|DO NOT USE POOL GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH (DE)!
DE used for pools is a larger mill and is crystalline silica which can cause lung and gut problems or even death.
allowed to "settle" on the area of treatment is most effective.
A turkey baster could work. To use a turkey baster, pull off the top and fill partially with Organic One then, replace the top, point at the area to treat,
making sure that the top is lower than the tube. Give several light taps or squeeze top quickly until you have the desired "dust cloud". Treat the
mattress, box spring, under the bed, around the floor boards, closet floors, and curtains that touch the floor. For extra protection, be sure to apply
Organic One on all Items that meet the floor. Around all the legs or headboard and foot board. Since bedbugs can not jump or fly, this will serve as a
border to prevent any bugs from gaining access to the bed. Pay particular attention to the edges above and below the piping or seams or under
mattress tufts, buttons or handles.
Separate the mattress and box spring and dust areas in between as necessary. Pillow-top mattresses require special attention. Be sure to treat the
bunched, stapled areas on the corners of the box spring mesh since there may be gaps where the bedbugs may hide.
Wash all bedding in Hot water if fabric allows. Dry in Dryer for at least 20 minutes. Bed linens, once laundered, may also be dusted. Also launder
draperies hanging near the bed, if necessary. Laundered items should be stored away from the bedbug infested area and/or sealed in securely tied
heavy duty plastic bags to keeps insects out. It is probably wise to keep the laundered items stored in another area for at least a few days.
Once the Organic One dust settles, you can work it into the carpet. You should allow the dust to remain a few days. The residual insecticide will
continue to kill bugs and provide a barrier against bugs entering the bed areas out of direct sunlight will remain effective for months. For wallpaper
or molding, you may wish to first moisten the area with a damp sponge before dusting with Organic One.
Treat night tables and dressers by emptying them and then removing the drawers. Treat in the corners of each drawer both inside and then on the
bottom corners of each drawer. Then, tip furniture on its side to check along the bottom and around casters since bedbugs may hide here as well.
Don't forget to spray the back of the furniture as well.
Dust in Registers and into Ductwork with Organic One.
Check behind any objects hanging on the wall such as behind picture frames or clocks. You may wish to open up wall outlet covers and switch
covers and inspect to be sure that bedbugs have not taken up residence in those areas.