Bedbugs are a scourge of many modern houses and apartments. These parasites have extremely high adaptive abilities, so when combating them in the course are various means: domestic poisoning, liquid solutions, traps. As well as well-proven in the fight against cockroaches chalk Masha in the destruction of bedbugs, too, finds its application.
Crayons from insects have gained great popularity since the time of the USSR. With their help residents of apartment buildings displayed cockroaches, ants, bugs, moths and other unwanted animals in the premises. It was fine to use it - just like ordinary school chalk, and unlike most other household insecticides, it did not have a specific odor.
In addition, the chalk itself was perceived as something positive and with a small amount of humor.
Maybe it was a qualitative composition or a convenient form of the remedy, but Meshenka's crayon from bugs was no less effective than from cockroaches, and saved more than one family from these harmful and importunate insects. Now it can also be found on the shelves of stores and market layouts next to other, more modern means.
It must be said that the chalk Masha still enjoys a stable popularity. This is not surprising, because it is very simple to use, non-toxic to humans and animals. You can use it not only to destroy insects, but also to prevent their appearance: for example, if bedbugs are wound up in neighbors and can move from them.
The composition of
Mashka Mashkin consists of only four components, two of which are auxiliary (chalk and gypsum). The active substances are:
- Zeta-cypermethrin 0.1%. It is an insecticide that is used to get rid of parasites of crops, as well as from domestic pests. It affects the nervous system of insects, blocking the transmission of impulses. As a consequence, when the insect enters the body, the substance leads to a halt in the work of all the muscles, which causes the parasite to die. At the same time, the substance in small amounts is safe for humans and warm-blooded animals.
- Deltamethrin is 0.05%. It is an insecticide that complements the action of the first and has a similar mechanism of work. Has a similar paralyzing effect on insects.
Of all the substances in the pyrethroid group, it is precisely Cypermethrin and Deltamethrin that are the most effective blockers of nerve transmission in the body of insects. It is thanks to them that Mashenka has such a high efficiency.
Due to the consistency of chalk the applied substances are clearly fixed on the surface and do not wear off from it. Upon contact of the bug with the treated surface, the poison gets on its feet, and then through the proboscis - into the digestive system. Already sucked into the body in the blood, and he begins to work.
If an infected bug touches another individual before it dies, it will also be poisoned. Thanks to this, Mashenka works according to the "viral" principle.
Feedback on the use of Mashenka chalk:
When bedbugs noticed at the dacha, they decided to act in the old manner and plastered all the rooms with pencil Mashenka a week before the holiday. Melok again helped: in two weeks no bug bitten us. Only mosquitoes were tormented ...
Poisonous substances Malkenka chalks have an active effect for 4-6 weeks after application.
On a note:
Unlike most other insecticides, the components of Mashenka are quite resistant to weathering and moisture. Therefore, chalk, being smeared on the surface, retains its activity for a long time. But these same properties require the protection of young children in the home.
Composition Masha and the form of the drug cause the specificity of his work: the pencil does not act quickly and immediately, but prevents the movement of bedbugs in the apartment and within a few days destroys most of them. With a systematic fight against parasites, he will completely eliminate their apartment.
To store the unused or the started product necessarily it is necessary in a dark place, as its active substances have property to disintegrate under influence of a sunlight.
Depending on the preferences and type of premises, you can use one of three ways of handling from bedbugs :
- directly "drawing" with chalk;
- dusting with crushed chalk (this method is most toxic due to the risk of inhaling dust);
- Wet treatment - slip of the room with a chalk dissolved in water.
There are no fundamental differences in efficiency, depending on the method of application of the chalk. Easier and faster, of course, to process the room with a stick of chalk. When combating bed bugs, one pencil is enough for a room of 30 square meters.
It is advisable to work in protective gloves, especially if you plan to use several chalks at a time. After finishing the treatment, hands and face must be washed with soap. If dust from the product has got into the eyes, you should rinse abundantly with running water.
In the fight against bed bugs, it is advisable to move furniture away from the walls in advance, check the skirting board for cracks and peelings. It is there that bugs can live. We need to shoot pictures from the walls, as they will also be processed. If it is possible to disassemble the sofa or bed to the base (solid foundation), this should also be done.
One more tip:
"When they entered the new apartment, they were horrified! Bedbugs were everywhere - and in the wallpaper and in the couch. We were bitten by a small child (3 years old). They thought they would run away from there sooner, but their parents advised Mashenka's pencil from bedbugs. It is cheap and sold everywhere. My husband sent us to his mother, and he pushed all the furniture away and everywhere he missed them. Do not believe me, but after 2-3 days the whole affliction is over. Although I just keep the chalk in case I prevent it and periodically smear it for prophylaxis. "
Before use, it is necessary to release the chalk from the package, leaving its lower part. Take it should be for this half-protected polyethylene. Then the necessary surfaces are smeared. Strips are carried out boldly, in width they should be 2-4 cm. First of all, the following sites are treated from domestic bugs:
- The whole room along the perimeter, the surface of the floor and the plinth, the lower part of the walls. If the plinths are damaged, then all the cracks are treated additionally. By the way, it is for such hard-to-reach or narrow areas that you can use an aqueous solution of chalk, typing it with a brush for drawing. Dissolve the chalk in a small amount of water to produce gruel, it should be sufficiently concentrated.
- Back surface of carpets or carpet.
- The back surface of the furniture, special attention is paid to its lower part.
- Bed frame, possibly the bottom of a mattress or cushions.
- The back surface of the paintings.
- If there are lagging old wallpaper on the walls, the places of "denuding" the walls where the wallpaper lags behind them (they like to hide bugs and their larvae).
The main part of the insects should disappear within 2-3 days after treatment. Even if all the individuals do not disappear at once, it will happen within a week or two.
"When I lived in Khrushchev with my parents, all the bitten people woke up in the morning. Although the houses are clean, the neighbors are all normal. Guessed somehow look under the mattress - it's horrible, everything is teeming with bedbugs. I sat down at the computer and read that they do not like the smell of wormwood. And the parents remembered that earlier, from the bedbugs, Crayon Mashenka helped. We bought this pencil, smeared it everywhere, we hung wormwood just in case. I will not say that at once, but after a couple of weeks the parasites disappeared. They found many dead and dying, and then they disappeared. "
Igor Alekseevich, Tver
After 4-6 weeks, traces of the drug on visible and large surfaces are washed off with a soap-soda solution.
Pencil Mashenka and protection of the apartment from the appearance of bugs
It is convenient to work with chalk and to prevent the appearance of bugs in the apartment.
Prevention is carried out in those cases when bed bugs already appeared in the room earlier, or if it became known that they are from someone from the neighbors. Means from bedbugs Mashenka is perfect for such cases, because you can use the room immediately after processing it.
Algorithm for preventive treatment is almost the same as for the destruction of insects. The only difference is that you do not need to so thickly smear the treated areas, enough strips 1 cm wide.
In order to prevent the penetration of bedbugs into the apartment from neighbors, it is necessary to process the areas under the windows and around them, as well as the box and threshold of the entrance door. If there is a tambour near the apartment, it is advisable to carry out preventive treatment there.
After the expiration of the insecticide (4-6 weeks), it will also have to be washed off with a soap-soda solution.
Melochka Mashenka allows you to fight with bedbugs with small forces and without serious financial costs. The price of one pencil today is 6-10 rubles, and to process the apartment will require about 3-4 pencils. Therefore, if the brigade of pest control is very expensive to call, but you need a really working method - you can use Meshenka's chalk.