Applying Diatomaceous Earth for Bed Bugs
Remarkably, it is quite simple to use Diatomaceous Earth for bed bugs. From experience, what tends to work really well is an empty dish soap bottle. Something that preferably didn’t have harmful chemicals in it before (simply because you will be applying around your room and likely to your matress).
Or you can find empty bottles with a sprinkle-top at the dollar store or department store, usually in the gardening area.
The idea is to sprinkle or puff the D.E. so that you are forming a thin layer around all affected areas. I would recommend using a thin glove to lightly move it around with your fingers on your mattress. Try to get in between all the cracks and especially in the flaps in the corners. Bed bugs love to hide in cracks and thin spaces during the day and when there is light.
Be generous and make sure that you also put it around your bed if the bed bugs are crawling out of the floor or up the sides of the bed. The main idea is to have the bed bugs be exposed to the D. E. by crawling over it and walking on it. Which really isn’t hard if you try to think of creating a barrier. Bed bugs can sense people at night, in fact we are like their food after all. When they come towards you, they will inevitably have to come in contact with the Diatomaceous earth, which will dehydrate them and in turn kill them off completely.
Caution! Wear a dust mask (basic) while applying D.E. If you inhale it in large amounts there is a chance of it becoming harmful.