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Here it is on Amazon. The people who did my treatment used this as well. Fortunately, it was a very minor infestation that was limited to my room, but I was going out of my mind not sleeping for 3 days straight.
For those interested, CimeXa eradicates these things. It's an amorphous silica dust that is safe for humans and kills bed bugs and other insects a short time after they come into contact with the dust.
Don't mistake it for diatomaceous earth, which is another silica based product, but is toxic to humans and doesn't work well (it takes longer than the reproductive cycle of the bug to kill it).
I got bed bugs from my neighbors apartment a while back and just laid down the dust in any areas between where I stay for more than 15 minutes and where they might reside. I made it so any vector they pick to feed on me causes them to walk through the dust. They feed, then go back to their nest where they spread it.
I was getting half a dozen bites a day and within a month I was getting one a week until none at all. I didn't even need a mattress cover or anything fancy, just dusted around and washed/dryed my linens in high heat. No need for an expensive extermination. I also put down the dust along the walls so any bugs coming from my neighbor will just die.
I did a ton of research when we were dealing with bedbugs (fortunately, it turned out my apartment was spared, but knowing they were next door made me not want to risk it). Cimexa is supposed to be much more effective. It's silica instead of diatoms.
Yes. Beautifully. They eat the dough mixture and become weirdly active for a few days afterward. Probably the boric acid poisoning making them act crazy. Then they crawl back to their spaces and die.
The Cimexa is a brand name for silica (the same stuff in those packets that keep moisture out of beef jerky, shoe boxes, laptop boxes, etc) ground into a powder so fine that it becomes static charged and sticks to bugs when they walk over it. It sucks the juices out of them and leaves a dried out husk. It also gets on their egg sacks and dries them out too. Takes two days once it gets on them. This is meant for long-term because the dough will dry out after a few weeks max (depends on how oily you make it) but the cimexa is supposed to last for years and doesn't need to be eaten.
Much better than the classic diatomaceous earth which is ground shells that dig into their exoskeleton and kill them over them a much longer time.
I bought four of these to last a lifetime because I'm paranoid that the extermination industry is going to start lobbying to have it banned. They'll tell you that it's a respiratory hazard. Jury is still out on that but all I know is that an invisible dusting of it along my floorboards also got rid of a bed bug infestation in a different apartment so idgaf.
Edit: borax to boric acid
You need this. [link]
Uk person here. We ordered Cimexa on Amazon in October 2019. A bit pricey and feels like empty bottles, but delivery was quick an no issues using it. Get the puffer thing too, as you’re going to waste the powder and it won’t be as effective if you sprinkle it by hand.
Hope that helps. If you find it elsewhere for less, let me know?
We had bedbugs for awhile. You should try. Cimexa around the house. It works pretty well and pretty cheap.i know we haven't had bites or anything in a long time. I would recommend wearing a mask when applying so you don't breathe it in. It can take a few weeks before you start noticing a difference and I would apply at least once every other week. It supposed to work better that diatomaceous earth. Something to try and it's safe.
Get a mattress encasement.
Wash everything and dry it on high heat for 30 minutes past the point of dry.
Move the bed 5-6” from the wall.
Vacuum everything 2-3 times a week.
Caulk the gaps at baseboards and windows.
Cimexa silica dust insecticide.
Dust this stuff around and they won't survive. The black streaks and shells/legs is probably from what you said, you blocked off their exit and they're distressed. They tend to shed and shit when that happens. Roaches are nasty motherfuckers.
I know what you need. First, clean/vacuum everything you can and then sanitize all surfaces with bleach or something. after everything is dried, get latex or silicone caulk and sealed up any cracks or crevices that lead to the inside of the building or outdoors. Then you use this against the walls and anywhere the roaches need to walk past. And lastly, set up a bunch of glue traps EVERYWHERE. For the first month or so at least. The glue traps help to monitor and show you where majority of the roaches might be coming from.
In the mean time, start spreading Cimexa everywhere. It'll give you some relief and it doesn't count against the "no outside treatment" policy because you're not hiring an outside company.
I had a (thankfully) minor infestation a few years ago and this was by far the most effective thing. Kills fleas and cockroaches as well and is completely pet safe. Get a duster applicator you can apply it to ceilings and walls as well. You can also dump some into a dish and use a paintbrush to apply it to baseboards and the like. I do it for every place I move into now just to be on the safe side.
This stuff is great -
Bed bugs can be managed without an exterminator, but you do need to do research. Cimexa is definitely vegan and extremely effective, you just have to be okay with a fine layer of dust on the floor for a few months. It doesn't kill the eggs, but when they hatch, they'll crawl over it to feed on you and then die.
Godspeed, OP, you can win this. I found a few two months ago and now they're all gone. Still dusting with Cimexa for a few more months, to keep them gone.
Hey, so I accidentally bought this brand.
92.1% silica gel and 7.9 %
I sprayed my bedroom two days ago, and besides going in for a minute or two to grab something I haven't gone back. So what should I do? Should I vacuum the floor?
How effective do you think it'll be?
Thanks for sharing your story. I need to hear stories like this one.
I think my first step is getting a "monitor" for them. You can make a homemade one with dry ice (carbon dioxide) and a few other cheap materials. If this "monitor" (which is more like a trap) catches some, I think that will be the evidence I can use to present to the management of my new apartment.
Since I'm pretty sure that monitor will find the evidence I fear, in the mean time I will purchase a duster and a whole bunch of Cimexa and treat every nook and cranny of every visible surface in side my apartment.
When I let my management know, and just how truly awful and shameful that conversation will be, I know that at least they have to choose which pest control company and method will be used to treat my unit. I am hoping they opt for heat treatment of some kind.
Ultimately, I'm hoping that by escalating it within the next month and the following treatment outlined, I can be over this in about 4-6 months.
But I don't know. I just hope it doesn't take my relationship from me...
As of now my plan was to wash and dry on high heat all the bedding, buy mattress and box-spring bed bug covers, and get some CimeXa and put it all over the room. Especially in the doorway so they don't infest other areas of the house (is this being naive? will they just go through the walls?)
How does this sound to you guys?
Some people have apparently gotten it from ebay, although I don't think we heard an update from this guy.
I'm finding one link on amazon.ca, which prices it at 2,397 dollars! Someone is having a joke!
Does amazon.com not ship across the border?
call up Greg at the bed-bug coop. He rents out heaters to do heat treatments. https://www.thebedbugcoop.com/
I used this guy and he retreated when the little bastards came back through the walls of adjoining unit, and didnt charge us a dime for the re-treatment. Awesome guy to deal with.
And yes that does indeed look like a bedbug. They are horrible to try and get rid of.The Dr doom pyrathin spray is pretty effective as well as an additional measure. I ended up buying 10 cans of the stuff as well as cimexxa which is a silica desicant and works similarly to Diatomecious earth except something like 10 times stronger desicant and lasts in place up to 10 years or more.
https://www.amazon.com/CimeXa-Insecticide-ounces-bottle-Rockwell/dp/B0085HRWI8( you can get cimexxa at https://www.bedbugsupply.com/cimexa-insecticide-dust.html )
*spread the dust with this
*and this spray
bedbugs are the fucking worst
I kept finding the little fuckers after an $850 mandatory heat treatment that my apartment complex made me do (probably helped, but not a miracle cure). After a while, I was at wit's end. I was infuriated that I spent so much for a treatment that didn't solve the problem. I finally made some significant changes (more on that below) and used rubber bellows to dust my apartment with Cimexa until I could barely breathe. Did additional coatings of Cimexa once a week for a month or so, and I left all of the dust where it sat for a good while.
Cimexa and bellows are both available on Amazon. It was worth every penny for me. I also switched to a box spring replacement, bought a new mattress on Amazon, and also a waterproof mattress cover. I got rid of my old bed entirely. I slept directly on the mattress cover without blankets for longer than I care to admit. Even got some pucks to keep bugs from climbing up the posts under the bed. It was miserable, but I wanted them gone so badly. The bed bugs were driving me to the point in which I had dangerous thoughts and nightmares about them every night, so the concept of overkill didn't really exist to me at the time.
Good luck. I wouldn't wish bed bugs on my worst enemy. I don't want to worry you, but I hope I have conveyed the seriousness of how hard it can be to get rid of them and the dedication it takes to guarantee success. Dealing with the problem affected me deeply. For ~6 months I dreaded every little speck I saw near my bed or in my bathroom (and checking often resulted in finding a bed bug until a couple weeks after I started the Cimexa treatments). I still check every speck I see on my bed, no joke.
Last protip: Benadryl spray is your best friend if you're getting bit. The bites were itchier than anything I'd ever felt, and I still have scars on my arms from scratching (that was before I found the spray).
To add to what airhighfive is saying, you should use Cimexa. This sub is always recommending it. This is a study about the effectiveness of Cimexa over DE. Here is an amazon link to but the stuff.
Get this stuff [link]
Haven't seen them now for over a month
I've also been struggling with roaches. They're native where I live so even if I kick them out they just live outside ready to reinfect when I least expect it. This is what I've been using that I now swear by.
It's basically a silicone artificial version of diatomaceous earth that you can spread a thin layer around your baseboards. When it gets on insects it dries them out, killing them, which makes it safer in the event you have children or pets. It also makes it safer for you. You shouldn't eat the stuff, but if you did get some on your hands you don't have to worry about accidentally ingesting it like you would for a pesticide.
What I would recommend is that you get a bottle of this and a bag of diatomaceous earth (which is usually way cheaper). Put a thin line of diatomaceous earth around your baseboards in areas where it's unlikely to get wet as wetting diatomaceous earth makes it lose it's efficiency. Put a thin line of the silicone dust in the bathroom, under the sink, etc as the silicone dust is supposed to be able to get wet but dry itself out and keep working. Get someone to help you pull out the fridge and put a thin line of the dust back there too.
If you cover all your entry points the dust will kill every roach that enters your apartment. And since the dust/earth isn't poisonous you can just leave it there for peace of mind. I've kept my apartment dusted for several months now and I went from seeing roaches fairly often to occasionally to just the babies to none at all. It's not an instant treatment, but it works and I don't have to worry about my pets ingesting poison meant for the roaches.
No worries, if you really want to do some prevention look into Cimexa and how to apply it, it's super easy and non-toxic. [link]
There are safe ways to treat for bed bugs in electronics. The best way is to use Cimexa dust. Pick up a cheap duster and a disposable dust mask, lightly dust the Cimexa into all cracks and crevices of the computer, let it sit over night, turn it on in the morning, and repeat twice a month until the infestation is gone. Cimexa is a dessicant that breaks down the chitin exoskeleton and causes them to dehydrate to death. Like making a human walk on broken glass until they bleed out. Completely safe for all electronics so it's a great tool for appliances and also hard to reach places like cracks in head boards, bed frame, under base boards, etc. Best part is it's dirt cheap. It's not an actual pesticide, just a dessicant so it's very safe, just make sure you don't inhale it as it is a lung irritant.
Cimexa on Amazon
Duster on Amazon
PM me if you have any questions. Make sure to read the entire Cimexa label before using.
Cimexa is cheap and works wonderfully in my experience. https://www.amazon.com/CimeXa-Insecticide-ounces-bottle-Rockwell/dp/B0085HRWI8/ref=sxin_3_ac_d_rm?ac_md=0-0-Y2ltZXhh-ac_d_rm&keywords=cimexa&pd_rd_i=B0085HRWI8&pd_rd_r=c89aaaf1-719b-4de0-93ca-9bf321243418&pd_rd_w=eEVP3&pd_rd_wg=3e1lb&pf_rd_p=ed481207-4bea-4e19-bbad-73ed40fdc292&pf_rd_r=PT9FPWKGF1QAFMG0NRW5&psc=1&qid=1572508437
Since I haven't seen it here yet, a good way to kill any roaches and prevent reinfestation is by using Cimexa dust. Buy a duster and some Cimexa and lightly dust the interior of the ps4 through the air vents. Bonus points if you open it up and dust the inside too. Watch some videos on dusting appliances so you get a feel for how little you need to use to be effective. This Cimexa is not a poison but rather it dehydrates the insects and doesn't harm electronics. Best part is you can use it in other areas of infestation as well.
If you decide to go this route make sure you use a dust mask when applying and read the label on the Cimexa bottle before you use it. It's not poison but I'm you still don't want to put it somewhere where someone could breathe it in so make sure you know how to apply it before you so.
Here's a harsher method to kill them. Amazon link
Get this stuff.
Seriously, nothing else worked.
Or better yet, Cimexa. Amazon link here.
there is a lot of mis information out there. [link] is pretty good. i wasted a lot of money and effort. people say DE is good but you want 100% silica powder like this and these strips. the powder put all over. then put all your shit in plastic tubs with one of those strips. as you put stuff into tubs clean it with rubbing alcohol. its a metric fuck ton of work, but it can be done.
I got rid of them with this. Two bottles over the course of six months. Never had a problem since, and after getting them that one time, i continue to check.
Get this powder, be liberal and coat everything, you should be fine.
if you are trying to deter biting bugs, consider;
sorry i can't help with where it is israel locally.
Do all those things you plan to do, also consult the exterminators about what further steps you can take. Don't forget to use intercepting devices on each foot of your bed, with the bed pulled away from the wall so there's no alternate access. The traps can be as simple as cups with talcum powder (which makes their feet slip), or little glue traps.
Let me emphasize that the silica gel I referenced above is cheap, available (on Amazon as Cimexa), and effective as treatment as well as prevention, possibly for a decade, if applied properly.
The important thing is to stay sane. Be proactive, do all the things you're supposed to, and then trust that they're working. Don't let paranoia turn every little itch into a panic. Scorch the earth but stay cool.
Start Cimexa-ing your room and bed frame. Couldn't hurt (not an insecticide, not harmful to humans)
Powdered amorphous silica, like this stuff. It will kill both, but it kills by dessicating so your ants won't be poisoned. Just don't put it where your spiders go.
This is the Canadian Amazon page which says it ships from the U.S.
Hopefully they can ship it to you! Good luck!