Bed Bugs Gone!!
Hello Earth Works Health, I am writing you to tell you about my experiences with bedbugs, roaches in hopes that it will help others, along with making your business more prosperous.
My name is Chris, my families name is Sianis. Presently I am staying in an apartment bldg and for the last 5+ years, I have taken care of a disabled woman, Theresa M.
Within the last 2-3 years we have had a bad roach infestation in the kitchen, and the bathroom, along with a few straggler's in area's of the apt. I have tried boric acid, Harris Roach pills, both with very limited success. More on this later..
About a month ago, I noticed the first bedbug on my bed while I was changing my sheets. Theresa noticed her first bed bug on her bed about this time as well. Upon waking many mornings I'd notice the little b@stard$ crawling around on my bed, along with multiple blood stains on my pillow and other various places on my bed. It got to the point that I had to wear a hooded wind breaker to bed along with long john's and long thick socks, and we're talking early May in warm Omaha Nebraska! It wasn't pleasant! While I would wear these clothes to bed I had one occasion that I woke in early morning and I had dried blood at the corner of my mouth, along with a huge blood stain on my pillow! About this time, Theresa started being invaded in her sleep as well, that is when Theresa and I decided to go online looking for a remedy.
Theresa came across a variety of things and one was your product, along with the testimonials about it's use on bedbugs. After telling her of my horrors in bed involving the little b@stard$, she immediately ordered the crawling insect control DE!
The product came within 2 days, but not before our most horrifying experience! It happened early on a friday morning. I awoke around 4am in fear of being eaten alive...again. I awoke to find a handful of bedbugs on my bed. I then went into the living room with a sheet to cover me as I tried to go back to sleep on a recliner. I figured I was safe. I was wrong. Around 5am Theresa turned her light on to find that she was being eaten alive by bedbugs! I immediately stripped the sheet off of her bed to discover the horror of (at least) 20-30 bedbugs crawling all over her mattress!
I then decided to check the top of the sheet that I used to cover my recliner. It was covered in 10-20 bedbugs! I immediately rolled the sheet into a ball, threw it into a huge pot, covered it with water and proceeded to put it on the stove to boil (and kill) the bedbugs.
Mind you, this horror went on from 4am-6am on a friday morning!
Neither of us felt safe to sleep in our own beds. Theresa refused to go back to her bed and instead went to her PC. She noticed her order was coming from Fremont, Nebraska (about 100 miles away from Omaha,) so she decided to wait up and see fedex at the door.
Around 10am fedex delivered OUR SAVING GRACE--
First, both of us enclosed our queen sized mattress, and box springs in their own respective king sized zippered plastic mattress covers, since bedbugs live in mattresses and box springs. This prevented them from getting out as well as suffocating them. We did the same with our pillows using zippered plastic pillow protectors. I then put it in a small strainer and sifted the power in the following manner: I put a thin layer of power completely covering the entire area under my bed, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE LEGS OF THE BED! I also sifted a thin layer of dust along the foot of my bed, the far side of my bed, and the head of the bed.
I then sifted a layer at the threshold inside my room at each door way of my room. I put a sifted layer of powder on Theresa's bare mattress, I then put the fitted sheet back on her mattress. I then anointed the top of her bed as I had done mine.
I then sifted it all over the small area of carpet in the apt.
One thing very important, these little b@stard$ are carpet crawlers. They migrate across the floor and across the walls, dust your floors well!
Within 2-3 weeks, there were 99% gone. It's now 3 1/2 weeks later, and we would have to look for a single bedbug just to find one, and yes I did reapply the powder to the top of our beds every 3-4 days, but I only treated the carpet once.
Imo the mattress and box spring covers was a partial solution, but not a complete one. Theresa sez the covers were about 30% of her solution, and the crawling insect control DE was the remaining 70%.
Theresa sez that when she finds a stray crawling around, she picks it up and puts it in a jar with the powder and it dies within seconds!
I did the same in the kitchen and I found the roach populace went down immensely. The powder is an excellent roach repellant, as well as an effective roach killer. At night I use to turn on the lights in the kitchen and immediately sprinkle some powder on whatever little b@stard$ I could find scurrying around. I turned it into a sport of sorts. lol.. It is an EXCELLENT roach repellant, and when they get the powder on them it DOES kill them and fairly quickly. It has worked better than boric acid, and Harris Roach pills.
I am more satisfied with how it solved our bedbug problem, but still, our roach infestation has gone down by probably 90%.
The powder is a bit messy to work with but it DOES work.
You have an excellent product for pest control and we will keep it on hand for many-y years to come! Thank you for such a great product and at a very reasonable price!
Chris Sianis, Omaha, Nebraska