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I. WHY IS CHINCHEX SO EFFECTIVE COMPARED TO OTHER PESTICIDES?(1) It kills all strains of resistant and non-resistant bedbugs (many bedbugs are now resistant to chemical pesticides).(2) It's non-repellent - bugs will walk over it or harbor in it so long as light dusting.(3) It's ultra-light so it adheres to bedbugs when they walk over it or harbor in it.(4) Its absorption/dehydration method of killing has proven to be very fast and reliable versus cutting mechanism of DE.(5) Label allows placement of ChinCheX in open/semi-open areas such as on floor around bed legs or under the bed.(6) Recent university study shows bed bugs exposed to ChinCheX transferred the dust to unexposed bed bugs.(7) DE is produced by many different manufacturers for many different purposes beyond killing bed bugs. That means the source of the silica, the exact ingredients/amounts used, and the processing could all vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. That means results are very variable. This is, in contrast, to ChinCheX which is produced by a single company.
II. HOW DO I REALLY KNOW CHINCHEX IS SO EFFECTIVE?
(1) Field Tests - A leading researcher in the field completely wiped out bedbugs in 25 actual infested residences using ONLY ChinCheX (NO vacuum, encasements, sprays, interceptors, etc). It probably would be impossible to achieve this result using any other pesticide because of label restrictions on where those pesticides may be applied and their overall effectiveness. In an earlier similar study by same researcher, DE proved to be very ineffective.
(3) Independent Test: By Dr. Richard Naylor with a 100% mortality under 30 hours, he literally states: "The results indicate that ChinCheX is extremely good for bedbug control."
(3) Consumer Reviews you can research and you will find them everywhere
III. HOW SAFE IS CHINCHEX?(1) EPA Hazard Tier 3 which is lowest level of toxicity(2) Product label allows use on open floor, mattress, bed frame, couch, recliner, and pet rest area.(3) Contains no dangerous crystalline content like DE which could cut lungs and lead to silicosis(4) Generally considered to be a "green" treatment (5) Common problems if applied incorrectly are dried skin or temporary irritation of lungs or eyes.
IV. ARE THERE ANY DRAWBACKS TO USING CHINCHEX?(1) It's a dust so it's messy and will float into air because of its lightness; (2) It typically takes longer to apply than liquid sprays.
V. WHAT ARE SOME KEY DO'S AND DON'TS IN USING CHINCHEX?(2) Light, barely visible dusting only, bugs will avoid it if in mounds.(3) Avoid dampness.(4) Avoid high humidity.(5) Minimize air currents which could kick up dust placed in semi-open places.