Bedbugs - the scourge of many modern houses and apartments. These parasites have extremely high adaptive abilities, so when fighting them, various means are used: home-made poison, liquid solutions, traps. And also well proven in the fight against cockroaches crayon Masha in the destruction of bedbugs also finds its use.
Crayons from insects gained great popularity during the USSR. With their help, residents of apartment buildings were taken out in the premises of cockroaches, ants, bedbugs, moths and other undesirable living creatures. Melk was convenient to use - just like regular school chalk, and unlike most other household insecticides, it did not have a peculiar smell.
In addition, the chalk itself was perceived as something positive and with a small amount of humor.
Maybe it was in the qualitative composition or convenient form of the tool, but Masha’s crayon from bugs turned out to be no less effective than cockroaches, and saved more than one family from these harmful and annoying insects. Now it can also be found on store shelves and market layouts alongside other, more modern means.
It must be said that Masha’s crayon is still enjoying steady popularity. This is not surprising, because it is very easy to use, non-toxic to people and animals. You can use it not only to kill insects, but also to prevent their appearance: for example, if bugs are wound up at neighbors and can move from them.
The composition of the tool
Chalk Masha consists of only four components, two of which are auxiliary (chalk and gypsum). The active substances of the agent are:
- Zeta-cypermethrin - 0.1%. This is an insecticide that is used to get rid of parasites of agricultural crops, as well as from domestic pests. It affects the nervous system of insects, blocking the transmission of impulses. As a result, when it enters the body of an insect, the substance stops all muscles working, which is why the parasite dies.At the same time, the substance in small quantities is safe for humans and warm-blooded animals.
- Deltamethrin - 0.05%. This is an insecticide that complements the action of the first and has a similar mechanism of work. It has a similar paralyzing effect on insects.
Of all the substances of the pyrethroid group, it is Tsipermetrin and Deltamethrin that are the most effective blockers of nervous transmission in the body of insects. Thanks to them, Masha has such high efficiency.
Due to the consistency of the chalk, the applied substances are clearly fixed on the surface and are not erased from it. Upon contact of the bug with the treated surface, the poison enters its legs, and then through the proboscis - into the digestive system. Already sucked into the body in the blood, he begins to work.
If an infected bug touches another individual before it dies, it will also recover. Thanks to this, Masha works according to the “viral” principle.
Feedback on the use of chalk Masha:
When they noticed bedbugs at the dacha, they decided to act in the old fashioned way and smeared all the rooms with Masha’s pencil a week before the holidays. Crayon helped again: in two weeks not a single bug had bitten us. Only mosquitoes tormented ...
Poisonous substances of Masha Malka have an active effect within 4-6 weeks after application.
On a note:
Unlike most other insecticides, Masha's components are sufficiently resistant to weathering and moisture. Therefore, the chalk, being spread on the surface, retains its activity for a long time. But these same properties require the protection of small children in the house.
The composition of Masha and the form of the drug determine the specifics 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 rid the apartment of them.
Store unused or started product must be in a dark place, because its active substances tend to disintegrate under the influence of sunlight.
Depending on your preferences and room type, you can use one of three methods. bed bug treatment:
- directly “drawing” with chalk;
- dusting with crushed chalk (this method is most toxic due to the risk of inhaling dust);
- Wet processing - greasing the room with shallow water dissolved in water.
Fundamental differences in efficiency, depending on the method of application of chalk there. The easiest and fastest, of course, is to process the room with a chalk stick. In the fight against bed bugs a 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 crayons at a time. After the treatment, the hands and face should be washed with soap and water. If the dust from the product gets into the eyes, rinse thoroughly with running water.
When fighting bedbugs, it is advisable to move furniture away from the walls in advance, check the baseboards for cracks and spalls. This is where bugs can dwell. It is necessary to shoot pictures from the walls, since they will also be processed. If it is possible to disassemble a sofa or bed to the base (solid basis), this should also be done.
“When we moved into a new apartment, we were horrified! Bedbugs were everywhere - in the wallpaper and in the sofa. Bite us and a small child (3 years old). Thought to run out of there soon, but parents advised Masha pencil from bedbugs. It is cheap and sold everywhere. My husband sent us to my mother, and he himself pushed aside all the furniture and missed them everywhere.Do not believe it, but after 2-3 days the whole attack is over. Although, just in case, I keep crayon and periodically wear it for prevention. ”
Before use, you must release the chalk from the package, leaving its bottom. It should be taken precisely for this half protected by polyethylene. Then the surface is coated with chalk. The bands are held in bold, in width they should be 2-4 cm. First of all, the following areas are processed from domestic bugs:
- The entire room around the perimeter, the surface of the floor and baseboards, the lower part of the walls. If the plinth is damaged, then all the cracks are processed 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 paint brush. Dissolve the chalk in a small amount of water to obtain a slurry, it must be sufficiently concentrated.
- The back surface of the carpet or carpet.
- The back surface of the furniture, special attention is paid to its bottom.
- Bed frame, if possible the lower part of the mattress or cushions.
- The back surface of the paintings.
- If there are lagging old wallpapers on the walls, there are “bare” places of the walls where the wallpaper is behind them (bugs and their larvae like to hide there).
The main part of the insects should disappear literally 2-3 days after treatment. Even if all the individuals do not disappear immediately, it will happen within a week or two.
“When I lived in Khrushchev with my parents, everyone that was bitten woke up in the morning. Although the house is clean, the neighbors are all normal. We guessed somehow to look under the mattress - this is horror, everything is teeming with bugs. I sat down at the computer and read that they do not like the smell of wormwood. And my parents remembered that Masha used to be cured from bedbugs earlier. Bought this pencil, smeared everywhere, hung out the wormwood just in case. Not to say that right away, but after a couple of weeks the parasites disappeared. We found many dead and dying, and then they disappeared. ”
Igor Alekseevich, Tver
After 4-6 weeks, traces of the drug on the visible and large surfaces are washed off with a soap-soda solution.
Pencil Masha and protection of the apartment from the appearance of bedbugs
It is convenient to work with chalk and for the prevention of the appearance of bedbugs in the apartment.
Prevention is carried out in cases where bed bugs have already appeared in the room before, or if it became known that someone from their neighbors. Remedy for bedbugs Masha is perfect for such cases, because you can use the room immediately after its processing.
The algorithm of prophylactic treatment is almost the same as in the destruction of insects. The only difference is that it is not necessary to coat the treated areas so thickly, a strip of 1 cm width is sufficient.
In order to prevent the penetration of bedbugs into the apartment from neighbors, it is necessary to treat the areas under the windows and around them, as well as the box and the threshold of the entrance door. If there is a vestibule near the apartment, it is advisable to carry out a preventive treatment there.
After the expiration of the insecticide (4-6 weeks), it will also need to be washed off with a soap-soda solution.
Chalk Masha allows fight bedbugs small forces and without serious financial costs. The price of one pencil today is 6-10 rubles, and about 3-4 pencils will be required for processing an apartment. Therefore, if it is very expensive to call the disinsection team, but you really need a working method - you can use Masha's chalk.
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