NON TOXIC PEST CONTROL WITH DIATOMACEOUS EARTH
Diatomaceous earth is a safe and non toxic product with many uses. While
diatomaceous earth is harmless to humans, animals, and the environment, it is death to insects. Non toxic diatomaceous
earth is loaded with razor sharp trace minerals which cut through an insects waxy shell killing it. It has also proved to
be a great animal food supplement product and is used by dog owners as a food mixture used the kill parasites in their digestive
tract. You should talk to your vet first before feeding DE to pets.
Whether you desire to kill roaches, fleas on a pet, fleas in the carpet, use as an ant killer, or just about any insect
pest, organic diatomaceous earth will do the job without polluting your atmosphere with chemical poisons. In many cases It
is the best way and the safest way to treat your insect problem. If you are planning to use diatomaceous earth,
be sure and use the food grade type. Only a light coating should be used in
areas where you are seeing insects.
I have always referred to
diatomaceous earth as the exterminators secret because of its ability to get rid of all crawling insects
without harming humans and pets.
An all natural organic pest control solution. Food grade Diatomaceous Earth is an abrasive powder
made from mineral remains of single cell aquatic plants. Kills by abrading and dehydrating crawling insects like slugs, ants,
cockroaches, earwigs, grasshoppers, fleas and more.
a list of some of the insects you can kill using diatomaceous earth.
ants, bag worms, bed bugs, box elder bugs, carpet
caterpillars, centipedes, cockroaches, colorado potato beetles,
fleas, house flies, millipedes, mites, scorpions, silver fish, slugs, snails, spiders, termites, ticks, wasps, yellow jackets, and
IN THE GARDEN
aphids, 12-spotted cucumber beetles, armyworms, beet webworms,
blister beetles, cabbage looper,
celery leaftiers, colorado potato beetle, corn earworm,
diamondback moth larvae, european corn borer,
flea beetles, garden fleahoppers, harlequin
imported cabbage worms, japanese beetles, leafhoppers, leaf miners,
lygus bugs, mexican bean beetles, mites,
leafrollers, plant bugs ,stink bugs, squash vine borers, thrips, vegetable weevils, webworms, white flies
aphids, armyworms, caterpillars,
chinch bugs, flea beetles,
fleahoppers, flies, fruit flies, japanese beetles, leafhoppers,
leaf miners, leafrollers,
loopers, lygus bugs, mealy bugs, mites,
plant bug thrips, white flies.
DE will not kill or repel pests such as mice, rats, squirrels, or critters.
Diatomaceous Earth Grades
Organic diatomaceous Earth comes in at least two grades: Horticultural Grade and Food Grade. It's important to use
only Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth.Question: I am confused about "grades" of Diatomaceous Earth. It is all
mined from the same area and appears to be the same stuff, regardless of label and instructions. Can you clear this
up for me.
There are two types of DE, food grade diatomaceous
earth and also the kind that is used in swimming pools. DE to be used for swimming pool filtering
has been subjected to a heat treatment that dramatically increases it's crystalline silicate content and makes it unsuitable
for use as an insect killer. The diatomaceous earth that is needed for use in food storage or as a non toxic substance to
kill crawling insects has not been heat treated and has a crystalline silica content of no more than 1-1.5%.
DE and Animals
Will DE hurt animals (cats and dogs).
We have an infestation of ants and I told my husband to use nothing that is toxic. He said DE will not be harnful to our kittens.
DE will not hurt animals, in fact many
people mix it with their pets food do get rid of worms.
Piss ant Removal
I am pregnant and my lawn is over run with piss ants is there a safe way for me to get rid of them?
A homemade ant bait would be great.
thanks for your email.
The best product you could use to get rid of piss ants in your yard would be non toxic diatomaceous earth powder. Just spread
it around the areas in your yard where you are seeing the ants and then rake it in.It usually costs less than 10.00 and will
kill any insect that comes in contact with it but is safe to use around people and pets.