Cimi-shield has been proven by real-world testing. A demonstration was set up as part of the government’s filings during the product’s approval process. An infested apartment was treated with Cimi-Shield 15 months previously. Fresh bed bugs were released in this same apartment a year later after normal wear and tear. Researchers were assigned to follow one bed bug each. All the new bed bugs died within two to eight hours of exposure to the Cimi-Shield that remained in the carpet even after over a year’s vacuuming and human traffic.
The extermination solution, Cimi-Shield, contains food-grade soy protein. These polypeptide protein chains are arranged as an esterase. The protein is not a neurotoxin and works mechanically by dissolving the waxy coating on the bed bug’s exoskeleton. Then the waxy coating becomes porous, the bed bug loses its moisture and dies of dehydration within a fraction of a day.