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Everyday Cheapskate: Get Rid of Bugs and Crawling Insects Fast and Easy Without Poisons

Mary Hunt on

Got creepy bugs and crawling insects like ants, centipedes, cockroaches, silverfish or bedbugs trying to take over your home or garden? Need to know how to get rid of them? Don't call an exterminator quite yet. I'm confident this is a problem you can fix yourself with diatomaceous earth -- cheaper and faster!


If you want to treat your home to get rid of centipedes, spiders, ants, silverfish, cockroaches, fleas and all other creepy crawlies but you don't want to poison yourself, your pets or the earth, your very best option is to use food-grade diatomaceous earth.


Diatomaceous earth (DE) is an off-white talc-like powder made of the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. If you could take a look at it through a microscope, you'd see that it resembles shards of glass. When sprinkled on a bug that has an exoskeleton (centipedes, ants, cockroaches, bedbugs and fleas) or placed strategically so the bug crawls into it, the DE cuts into the exoskeleton, which causes it to dehydrate and die.



Bedbugs are parasitic insects that feed on blood. They're a nightmare. Bedbugs can enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items.

Typically, bedbugs hide in mattresses, box springs, bed frames and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night. Fully grown, a bedbug is about the size of Abraham Lincoln's head on a U.S. penny. Foggers are useless against these ugly critters because they are so good at hiding in places the fog can't reach. Bedbugs are even resistant to expensive professional chemical fumigation!

Diatomaceous earth is the only effective option. It is all natural and safe to use around you and your family.



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