Modified Diatomaceous Earth (“DE”) essentially damages the outer skeleton of insects, killing the bed bugs by desiccation. The aerosol spray allows for application of DX13™ on bedbug paths behind headboards, on ceilings, on furniture legs, and around light switches. DX13™ dust adheres to these surfaces and ensures that the bedbugs will eliminate themselves long into the future.
Diatomaceous earth (“DE”) is a naturally occurring ‘rare earth’ that has long been used for decades for a variety of industrial uses, and even as a dietary supplement. Diatomaceous earth is in part the skeletal remains of plankton from what was once an ocean or a lake. The exoskeleton of these plankton was based on silica in sizes from 10 to 50 microns, a component of glass. DE Labs acquires diatomaceous earth mined from a specific source and then modifies it using a proprietary process.
The history of pest control shows that all insects eventually become “immune” to any chemical over time. DX13™ is a dust solution that eliminates bed bugs on contact within a few hours. Bed bugs cannot become immune to DX13™.
Most other products on the market poison pests with synthetic chemicals. Not only do they expose humans, animals and the environment to risk, most chemicals dissipate over a short period of time and lose their effectiveness. Our product remains effective after spraying as a preventative measure without posing a risk to humans, animals or the environment.
DX13 Pre-Treatment Instructions
1. Clean Unit – All garbage and debris to be removed (if possible). The less ‘clutter’ the better the chance of success.
2. All clothing to be bagged and/or laundered and placed on high heat dryer setting (unless garments are dry clean only) to kill any bugs at all ages of the life cycle. Clothes and shoes that cannot be laundered/dried are to be placed into bags only.
3. Bedding to be stripped of sheets, covers, and pillows (launder if possible on high heat dry setting)
4. Vacuum the bed and box spring(s) all sides paying special attention to the ‘piping’ (the seams where the edges and sides meet) to ensure any living bugs or eggs are removed. Please make sure to remove the ‘dust guard’ (the little material on the bottom of the box spring and discard – Any bugs hiding in the box spring are very difficult to detect through this material. Removing it makes it more likely to successfully treat issues with greater results).
5. Bed frame. Depending on what type of bed frame you have (metal, wood, or custom material/design), disassemble, and if possible move away from the wall and vacuum the joints and hollow areas to remove living bugs or eggs).
6. Vacuum trim on the walls directly behind the bed and entire wall.
7. Headboard. Remove the headboard if applicable. Vacuum all corners, connections to wall, holes and/or zippered areas depending on the type of headboard you have.
8. Cabinets/side tables/end tables. Empty the contents checking for bugs and signs of feces the whole time. Vacuum the entire cabinet/side table/end table drawers, bottom, and back.
9. Pictures. Remove all pictures closest to the affected areas, and vacuum the edges and back.
10. Using a screwdriver, carefully remove any electrical, telephone, or internet plates and inspect for bug activity.
11. Floors to be vacuumed and/or mopped directly under the bed.
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