Question by syo:
Will sevin dust kill bed bugs?
I have found all kinds of information on bed bugs, Most say hire a professional exterminator (can’t afford) burn your bed (it’s almost brand new and also can’t afford a new one) It was suggested to use sevin dust throughout the house and on the mattress then put a mattress cover over it. Any suggestions?
Answer by Doug C
I would not use Sevin dust inside of a house .A Pyrethrin based insecticide would be better. Pyrethoids are safer for use near human or animals and are the key ingredient in many shampoos used to treat head lice and body lice (i.e. crabs)
Take a look at these websites from Harvard School of public health and the University of Kentucky.
I would buy an anti-allergenic mattress and box-spring cover at a mattress store. These are fairly airtight and with the use of a pyrethiod based insecticide will provide a safe and effective treatment.
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