Is CimeXa safe?
What is CimeXa?
CimeXa is 100 percent pure non-crystalline silica, a non-poison treatment that kill bugs by adhering to their exoskeleton and dehydrating them.
Is CimeXa safe?
CimeXa is fatal to insects because it clings to their exoskeleton and absorbs the waxy coating, causing death from dehydration. However, Silica dust has low toxicity to mammals. The acute oral LD50 (lethal dose) is comparable to table salt. In fact, it is routinely added to foods and pharmaceuticals.
Conclusion: CimeXa is safe when used properly.
What are the possible dangers of CimeXa?
Like Diatomaceous earth, airborne silica gel particles can be somewhat irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. The risk of silicosis and other chronic respiratory illnesses is even lower with silica gel than it is with Diatomaceous Earth. This risk can be mitigated with the use of a face mask or respirator during application. Once the dust settles, the risk of airborne inhalation greatly diminishes. Excessive exposure to the skin may cause dryness or mild irritation. Conclusion: CimeXa appears to be safer to humans and pets than Diatomaceous Earth; furthermore, most of the dangers associated with CimeXa are only prevalent during initial application, and can be reduced with proper application.
Is CimeXa safe for kids?
There is no current data that suggests that children have an increased sensitivity to CimeXa
Conclusion: With proper use, CimeXa is safe for kids
Is CimeXa safe for pets?
Since CimeXa works by targeting the waxy cuticle of insects, the risks to pets are minimal (almost nonexistent with proper application)
Conclusion: With proper use, CimeXa is safe for pets
Is CimeXa harmful to the environment?
CimeXa is manufactured from silica (Si), which comprises more than a one fourth of the earth’s surface (sand, quartz, clay and other materials including many plants. CimeXa is authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Conclusion: CimeXa is not harmful to the environment
Is CimeXa an effective bed bug home remedy?
CimeXa dust was highly effective, even against bed bugs that have developed resistance to pyrethroid insecticides.
In laboratory trials, 97.5% of bed bugs died within 24 hours of walking over silica gel dusted carpet, (only 10% in comparative trials using diatomaceous earth).
Conclusion: CimeXa is an effective home remedy for bed bugs, and is in fact a better bed bug treatment than Diatomaceous Earth.
Application tips for CimeXa:
Dust is best applied with a hand duster in cracks, crevices, and other inaccessible areas. CimeXa should be applied with a mask or respirator.
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