Let me paint a picture: You, nestled like a burrito in your flannel jammies, dreaming of fluffy kittens and bottomless mimosas. Suddenly, an itch. A tiny, insistent tickle on your ankle. You swat it away, burrow deeper into your duvet fort, and resume your marshmallow-filled dreams.
Five minutes later, BAM! It’s back, joined by its evil twin on your forearm. Now you’re scratching like a dog with fleas after an afternoon at the dog park. You flick on the light, and there it is, the culprit: a crimson dot, angry and unwelcome, glaring up at you like a miniature stop sign.
But one bite is a fluke, right? Maybe a rogue mosquito snuck in or an overzealous spider mistook you for a buffet. You slap on some calamine lotion and try to forget. Until…
BAM! BAM! BAM! The dots are multiplying like gremlins after midnight. Your arms look like a 5-year old child’s first polka dot finger painting gone horribly wrong, and your legs resemble a topographical map of Mount Itchy McScratchy. Sleep is a distant memory, replaced by a symphony of high-pitched “EEEEKS!” escaping your mouth every time a new welt erupts.
And that’s when you see it out of the corner of your eye, then standing menacingly in front of you, almost staring through your very soul.
You feel overwhelmed and pass out, the night’s stimuli overtaking your conscious awareness and ability to resist.
In what seems like only a few moments later, dawn shines its first light, pale and judgmental, the beginning of a new day welcoming you with fatigue and anxiety.
Whew. It was all just a horrible dream. Or was it?
You peel yourself off the bed, exhausted, every muscle screaming in protest. That’s when you look down and realize it wasn’t all just a dream or hallucination.
Bloodstains dot the sheets, tiny black specks lurk in the mattress seams, and a suspicious reddish trail leads under the bed frame. Your stomach churns. This isn’t a rogue bug; this is a full-blown bed bug battalion, and you’re Private Itchy reporting for duty.
Panic sets in. You Google “bed bug bites” with trembling fingers, each picture confirming your worst fear. You imagine them crawling on you while you sleep, feasting on your life force like miniature vampires. You envision your furniture, your home, infested with these nightmarish creatures.
Spraying them with alcohol didn’t keep them from coming back and I didn’t have any money for an exterminator.
But it was my decision was to finally give a natural bed bug killer solution a try that made the real difference.
How I Finally Got Rid of All Those Scary Bed Bugs with DE!
I found a product, DE!, that combines an amorphous silica diatom based powder solution with a liquid bed bug spray derived mostly of citric acid and laurel sodium sulfate. I was skeptical at first, but I was willing to try anything at this point.
It turns out that it was the one-two punch I was looking for all along. I decided to give it a shot after seeing this goofy video where it was shown to kill bugs with ease. I figured it if worked this well on ants in such a short time, it might work on bed bugs too.
How DE! Really Works to Kill Bed Bugs
When I’d see bed bugs, I’d immediately hit them with the bed bug spray. This worked well on contact, as promised. However, I worried about the eggs and other bedbugs I couldn’t see.
I then began sprinkling the powder solution around my bed and in any other areas where I thought the bed bugs might be hiding. Then, I sprayed the residual solution on my box spring, mattress seams, under the liner of the mattress, around the creases and corners of tucked in sheets, and the pillows.
The next day, I woke up to find a dead bed bug around the bottom of one of my bed posts on the ground. I couldn’t believe it! I continued to use the product for a month to be safe, applying the product a few times until I eventually got rid of all the bed bugs in my home.
I’m so glad I found this natural bed bug killer solution. It worked better than anything else I’ve tried, and it’s safe for my family and pets.
DE! has a lot of pros, but it does have a few cons. Let’s cover them all so you can make a decision to see if it’s right for you.
- DE! actually works and is effective at killing bed bugs, even pyrethrin-resistant bed bugs.
- Bed bug spray ingredients kill on contact, but the residue component may also act as a repellent to other bed bugs
- Safe and non-toxic for people and pets, so long as significant amounts of the product are not inhaled
- Natural ingredients (fossilized algae)
- Easy to use
- Affordable and relatively cheap compared to an exterminator
- Total and natural solution
- It’s like having the benefit of Cimexa and Premo Guard in one bundle that works and still ends up saving you money.
- Can be messy and get everywhere if you’re not careful during application
- May take a few applications to kill all the bed bugs, as the contact killer spray only works on the bed bugs you can see.
- Not effective against all types of bed bugs, including rare cases of mutated bed bugs (rare, but they do exist)
- Residual product can be dangerous if a lot of it is breathed in while in an enclosed space.
- Residual product can clog your vacuum cleaner filter if you don’t sweep up the majority of it with a broom and dustpan first.
Overall, I highly recommend DE!, a natural bed bug killer solution that is also a total solution against bed bugs. It’s safe, effective, and affordable. If you’re struggling with bed bugs, I urge you to try it. With a guarantee, DE! is pretty low-risk and it’s a good option to try before you give up and go straight to Orkin.
When DE! Is Used With Common, Bedbug Prevention Methods
DE! is effective when used as directed, but it will be supercharged if you do all the proper groundwork to prepare your home for long-term bedbug-free success:
- Launder and wash all your bedding in hot water and dry it on high heat.
- Vacuum and dust your mattress, box spring, and furniture thoroughly.
- Inspect your home for any signs of bed bugs, such as dark spots or eggs.
- Dispose of any infested items in a draw-string trash bag and put it out on your curb far away from your house.
- Be patient. It can take a few weeks to get rid of all those scummy bed bugs.
Have a plan and stick with it. That’s the only way you’ll get out of this with your sanity.
Conclusion: Wiping Out a Bed Bug Plague in Your Dwelling
Ah, the sweet symphony of victory (hopefully).
After weeks of sleepless nights and itchy skirmishes, you stand triumphant in your reclaimed fortress. No more dawn raids on your ankles, no more paranoid mattress inspections. No more crawling the walls frantically only to realize the bed bugs are better skilled at spelunking than you are.
The air feels lighter, the sheets whisper comfort, and your slumber stretches before you like a banquet of blissful dreams. As you sink into those once-tainted pillows, remember the battle hard-fought, the tactics perfected, and the sheer, glorious satisfaction of banishing those eight-legged terrors back to the oblivion from whence they came.
This, my friend, is what winning smells like – a clean, lavender-scented blend of relief and sweet, sweet revenge. Sleep tight, conquerer, and dream of itch-free horizons!
You earned it.