- Shake the container well before opening.
- Remove the cap, and cut off the tip at the top ring.
- Treat areas where bed bugs have been seen and are known to live and hide. There are two methods for application: a puffer tip to get the powder into hard to reach areas and a brush for flat, hard surfaces.
- Areas to apply the powder include: mattress folds and seams, bed frames, headboards, bedside tables, curtains, window sills, wall voids, under appliances, behind electrical outlets, where carpet and baseboards meet, upholstered furniture, and other cracks and crevices. Do not puff it directly into electrical outlets or in areas where it will get wet.
- Apply the powder in a light, uniform layer. This will create a barrier that the bugs must crawl through. The recommended rate of application is approximately 2 ounces per 100 square feet.
- Bed bug powder works best when used in conjunction with other bed bug products. If using a liquid treatment, make sure that it is completely dry before using the powder.
Harris Resistant Bed Bug Powder kills bugs that have become resistant to traditional pyrethroid pesticides. It is fast and long-lasting. Bed bugs will begin to die within 48 hours of contacting the powder, and it will continue to work for weeks, as long as it remains dry. Always read and follow all label directions. For more information on bed bugs and how to deal with them, see Bed Bugs: The Ultimate Guide.