CimeXa review for bed bug treatment
In laboratory trials conducted by professors at the University of Kentucky, CimeXa dust was highly effective, killing all insects within 24 to 48 hours. CimeXa was determined to have a higher mortality rate than alternatives Temprid or Diatomaceous Earth. CimeXa was also determined to kill the bed bugs much faster: 97.5% of bed bugs died within 24 hours of walking over silica gel dusted carpet, (only 10% in comparative trials using diatomaceous earth).
CimeXa was even effective against bed bug populations highly resistant to pyrethroids.
In trials that took place in 10 real apartments in 6 buildings, apartments were treated solely with CimeXa (no other insecticides were applied). The results were a rapid decline in bed bug numbers in treated apartments. (82.3% fewer bugs after one week and 98.1% fewer bugs after 12 weeks). The results were much better than similar trials using other methods such as Diatomaceous Earth.
[Note: further studies have found CimeXa to have low mammalian toxicity (meaning it is safe for adults, children, and pets. For more about CimeXa safety, click here]
"The findings clearly show that silica gel is a more potent bed bug killer than diatomaceous earth."
-Michael F. Potter, Kenneth F. Haynes, Jennifer R. Gordon, Larry Washburn, Melody Washburn and Travis, 2014. Silica Gel: A Better Bed Bug Desiccant
Here are some testimonials from actual users, courtesy of Amazon.com
"I had the worst of the cases ever seen. But with this product, you don't really need to use interceptors. This is a very efficient product that literally do the job itself. Just apply it around the corners and by the bed legs and job done."
"Diatomaceous earth did not work for us..... the Cimexa worked. I wish I had used this in the beginning."
"I still haven't had any bites since and it's been ten days bug free. This stuff worked. Buy it."
"I've tried a lot of different sprays & powder brands including D.E, nothing worked, but cimeXa is different.. this stuff is awesome!"
I would recommend this product to everyone who has a pest problem... After LOTS of research I found Cimexa. This not only took care of the problem that was starting, but also killed every insect that crosses it's path. I didn't realize that I had silverfish until I found their dehydrated corpses on my closet floor. I recommend this product because not only does it work, but it works fast!"
Is CimeXa an effective treatment method?
Can I treat for bed bugs on my own?
Potter, Michael F., Kenneth F. Haynes, Chris Christensen, TJ Neary, Chris Turner, and Lawrense Washbur. "Diatomaceous Earth: Where Do Bed Bugs Stand When the Dust Settles?" PCTOnline. University of Kentucky, 20 Dec. 2013.
Potter, Michael F., Kenneth F. Haynes, Jennifer R. Gordon, Larry Washburn, and Melody Washburn. "Silica Gel: A Better Bed Bug Desiccant." PCTOnline. University of Kentucky, 26 Aug. 2014.
Next: read our complete guide to treating for bedbugs, without an exterminator.
Did you know that exterminators can cost over $1,000? Read our guide to DIY treatment and you can save hundreds of dollars and get rid of bedbugs for good.