Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the- you know what comes next.

The stuff of yesterday’s cute nursery rhymes and bedtime story finishing lines has now come to the forefront of the national health conversation. When bed bugs attend a city council meeting in a mid-sized town in Ohio, chasing many of the public out of the building, you know there’s a problem.

While it’s a little strange on the surface at least that bed bugs would be found in a government building, it’s actually easily explainable. To be honest, bed bugs will hide anywhere people congregate and anywhere there’s fabric. This is why the airport in Phoenix, AZ had to remove the seating section in one of its terminals a few years ago.

When it comes to hiding places and getting around, bed bugs are very easy-going and resourceful. They love high-traffic places to benefit from a steady flow of human visitors, because this inevitably means more dinner choices for a bed bug at the end of the day.

So what can you do about it?

While you may not have much control over the seats on the bus, train, airplane, movie theater, doctor’s office, or anywhere else bed bugs hide, you can take active measures to protect your home today, even if you don’t have an active infestation.

The first and most important thing to do is to organize your home the best you can to remove clutter and eliminate hiding places for the unwanted cimex lectularius, aka bedbugs.

2nd, if you suspect an active bed bug infestation, the next step is to take all your clothes and linens to a laundromat and wash, then dry on industrial level heat all of your belongings made of fabric. The high heat will kill the bugs, but also more importantly, bed bug eggs.

One of the 2 biggest mistakes people make when battling bed bugs is assuming they need to buy some type of bed bug spray. The reason is psychological, because people assume something that is effective at killing must come in the form of a gun, which a spray emulates pretty closely.

The problem with bed bug sprays that kill on contact is that they don’t remove the eggs which are certainly well-hidden away in the cracks of your mattress, box spring, bed frame, or in the cracks of the walls or underneath the carpet.

The 2nd biggest mistake is assuming that only an exterminator is going to solve your bedbug problem. The truth is, an exterminator can solve your problem, but it may be very expensive, and they may want to use chemicals that may not be the safest thing for your family, especially if you have small children or pets that like to crawl around your home.

The big secret for killing bed bugs is actually incredibly simple. After you’ve removed clutter and sanitized your clothes, you can put down a protective barrier that actively guards your home from these unwanted guests. It’s so easy but most governments will simply not inform its citizens that such an affordable, natural and safe solution exists.

That solution is known as amorphous freshwater silica. It is a special kind of dirt that is found at the bottom of lakes all over the world. It is a powdery substance that consists of components known as diatoms, which are the fossilized remains of once-living algae. At a microscopic level, they are razor-sharp which penetrates the exoskeleton and causes the bug to dehydrate. The insect eventually loses all its internal fluids and perishes.

Amorphous freshwater silica is also great because it stays good forever as long as kept dry. This means that once the life of a bed bug egg peaks at 21 days and hatches, the bed bug my inevitably crawl through it, become affected, and die.

The best part about this magical powder? Much of it is so safe that humans actually eat it. In addition to this, small amounts are put into the nation’s food supply via livestock feed intended to kill the internal parasites of cows, pigs, and the powder is even thrown down on the ground in chicken coops to keep the flea, tick and critter problems to a minimal.

Remember, you don’t have to go the usual route of buying toxic chemicals and sprays or shelling out big bucks to an exterminator from now on, because this earth based powder also works on all crawling insects.

Good luck and thanks for reading this article and visiting my website to learn more about this amazing natural product!