- Provides fast control, killing bed bugs, ants, beetles (pantry/fabric), carpet beetles, cockroaches, firebrats, fleas, lice, mites, moths (pantry/fabric), silverfish, spiders, ticks, spiders, and other insect pests
- Kills pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs
- When pests walk through the dust, product clings to their exoskeleton to absorb the waxy coating, causing death by dehydration
- Odorless and undetectable by pests when applied as directed
- Lasts up to ten years when left undisturbed
- Contains a naturally derived active ingredient
- For indoor and outdoor use
- EPA-registered product
- Packaged in a recyclable puffer bottle for easy application
Active Ingredients: Silicon dioxide as amorphous silica
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Application Directions Use Sites: In and around residential, multi-family, agricultural, and recreational buildings, garages, transport vehicles, and other manmade structures.
General Information: Maggie’s Farm™ Simply Effective™ Bed Bug Killer is a desiccant dust that has no odor and will not stain. When pests contact Maggie’s Farm™ Simply Effective™ Bed Bug Killer, the product clings to their exoskeleton and absorbs the waxy coating, causing death from dehydration.
Application Rates and Methods: Apply at a rate of 2 ounces per 100 square feet. In attics and crawlspaces, apply at a rate of 1 lb per 1000 square feet. Use the puffer bottle to apply a light, visible film. A craft or paintbrush is useful for pushing dust into cracks and crevices, and into tufts and folds of mattresses and cushions.
Bed Bug Treatment: Remove bedding and take the bed apart. Treat the interior framework, joints and cracks in the bed frame. Treat the mattress and box spring, paying particular attention to tufts, folds and edges, and the interior framework of the box spring. Remove wall-mounted headboards and treat the back side. Treat picture frames, moldings, hollow furniture legs, cracks, and crevices, along baseboards, and any areas with visible signs of infestation, including rugs and carpet. Treat upholstered furniture by removing or lifting (if possible) the cushions and treating the undersurface. Treat the interior framework, cracks and joints of the furniture, and the folds, tufts, and edges of cushions and other upholstered areas. Do not treat toys and stuffed animals with product. Treat wall voids by removing electrical switch plate covers to allow access, but don’t apply dust directly in electrical boxes. Apply about ¼ oz of dust to each accessible void.
Flea, Lice and Tick Treatment: Treat kennels, pet bedding/rest areas, floor and floor coverings, cracks behind molding and baseboards and other areas where pests may harbor.
Pantry and Fabric/Clothes Beetles and Moths: Treat cracks, crevices and along the edges of cupboards, closets, pantries, shelving units and storage. Treat voids beneath drawer units by removing the lower drawers and treating the well. Treat the voids beneath shelving units or cabinets by removing the kickplate or drilling small access holes in the kickplate. Treat under rugs and along the edges of carpets and baseboards and other infested areas to control carpet beetles.
General Pest (Ants, Cockroaches, Firebrats, Silverfish, Spiders, Mites) Treatment: Treat attics, crawl spaces, trash closets, utility closets, behind baseboards, around the perimeter of dropped ceilings, in hollow furniture legs; under and behind bedding, appliances, and vending machines; in wall voids and voids under and behind cabinets, sinks, and tubs; in drawer wells, garbage chutes, pipe chases, weep holes in brick or siding, elevator pits, around drains, around electrical conduits and in cracks and crevices where insects may harbor. Focus application in areas where insects or their signs are seen.
Application tips for certain use sites follow:
- In the attic, be sure to get dust near the eaves and vent pipes where insects often first enter, as well as around any pipes or potential access points between the attic and the main structure.
- When treating cabinetry areas, if there is no gap between the lower cabinets and the kickplate, then small holes can be drilled to access the voids. Escutcheon plates around pipes can also be pulled back to allow access to voids.
- The bottom drawers in kitchen and bathroom cabinets can be removed and dust applied into drawer wells. No dust should be left exposed when drawers are replaced.
- Electrical switch plate covers can be removed to allow access to voids, but dust shouldn’t be applied directly in electrical boxes.
- If there are cracks between baseboards, cabinets, doorframes, hinges, counters or trim, and walls, these cracks can be lightly dusted with product. If practical, these areas can be sealed once insect problems have been eliminated, to help prevent future problems.
- Insects need moisture, so kitchen and bath areas and areas immediately surrounding them, and any other damp areas should be carefully inspected and treated if necessary.
Q. How much Maggie’s Farm Bed Bug Killer dust do I need to apply?
A. A little goes a long way. You want to focus on treating the cracks and crevices of the bed frame and nightstand, and the tufts and seams of the mattress and box springs, and any really small areas where bed bugs may hide. It is best to apply the dust using a small brush. Pour some dust into a small cup, dip the end of the brush into the dust, and apply.
Q. Do I need to vacuum up Maggie’s Farm Bed Bug Killer after it is applied?
A. No, you do not need to vacuum up Bed Bug Killer. It will keep working until it is removed.
Q. Can I treat bed bugs myself?
A. Yes, you certainly can treat for any indoor pest yourself, but the effectiveness of your treatment will depend on the size of the existing infestation, as well as how well you treat areas where indoor pests may be hiding out and living.
The most effective long-term approach to get rid of bed bugs at home is to thoroughly treat areas where bed bugs have been detected, typically a bedroom, including the mattress/box springs, bed frame, headboard, nearby furniture, floorboards, etc. with a desiccant insecticide dust, like our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Bed Bug Killer. Maggie’s Farm Bed Bug Killer is a naturally derived desiccant insecticide dust, tested and proven to be extremely effective (kills within 24 hours of contact). Focus your application into tiny cracks and crevices in your bedroom furniture, wall voids, behind electrical plates, and other out-of-the-way areas.
For the very best results, remove your bedding, wash and dry it thoroughly at the highest heat setting. Take apart your bed frame, nearby furniture, etc. to get the best exposure for application. It is very important to follow the label directions carefully and to use Maggie’s farm Bed Bug Killer dust sparingly. See our full dust application guide here.
Depending on the size of the infestation, you might need to repeat treatment, possibly more than once. If you feel like you’re outmatched, it might be time to call a pest control professional.
Q. What is the best product to kill bed bugs and their eggs?
A. The most effective, long-term bed bug elimination approach is to thoroughly treat bedrooms, mattresses, bed frames, headboards, nearby furniture, floorboards, etc. with a desiccant insecticide dust, like our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Bed Bug Killer. Keeping bedroom areas clean and tidy, as well as vacuuming, and running bedding through the hottest washer and dryer cycles are also effective at keeping bed bugs at bay. Spot treating for them with an insecticide spray is immediately effective, but only for bed bugs that you might be lucky enough to spot.
For the very best results when applying insecticide dust to an area, remove bedding, pillows, etc. and wash and dry at the highest high setting. Take apart bed frames, nearby furniture, electrical plates, etc. to get the best exposure for application. See our full dust application guide here.
If the infestation is bad enough, you should contact a pest control professional immediately! The bed bug population will only continue growing if left unchecked.
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I was amazed at how quickly Maggie's filled and shipped my order. I received it in just a few days, when other packages took much longer (this is during Covid). I was also surprised at the quantity of product in the bottles; they felt very light but were full. It's unscented, which really matters to me. I ordered 3--way more than I needed; it does seem to go far. (We caught them early and were mainly dealing with one room.) Another really helpful thing is the way they have clear and thorough instructions on their website for how to treat everything. I also bought Maggie's Home Bug Spray from a local store and used that where I saw the most bugs. It does have a scent which most people probably wouldn't notice; I tend to be very sensitive to fragrances but was able to tolerate it after it faded. I think that was probably what also helped. We had tried borax which slowed the bugs down but these 2 products seemed to kill them quickly. I did plenty of research when we first saw the bugs (literally I read over 600 reviews--bed bugs are creepy and I was obsessed with getting them gone) and found that the powder is the most effective treatment--this is from pest management studies done in the field. There are other brands of it but you pay more, and I don't know if they are as good at telling you how to apply it. I am thankful, relieved, and starting to get back to better nights of sleep and would recommend these Maggie's products to anyone.
My house when i moved in, was loaded with them...I finally started to see that they were disappearing...they were almost gone..then they started appearing again and i discovered that they were coming in my disabled daughters supplies...so i had to start over...its finally working again and i'm not seeing very many...i will continue to use these products till those suckers are gone..Thank you