Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (Fossil Shell Flour) has many uses: in the household, with pets, on plants, around livestock, and for stored grain.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is used around the house as an organic pesticide for the control of ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, silverfish, box elder bugs, scorpions, crickets, and many other unwelcome pests.
Natural bedbug control is one of the biggest reasons for the usage of DE in and around the home. For complete bedbug control, simply sprinkle the area of concern with fossil shell flour . When the pests come in contact with the powder, it is like stepping on broken glass; they will be killed or abandon the area. It is an organic pesticide for ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, silverfish, box elder bugs, scorpions, crickets, and many other unwelcome pests.
Getting rid of fleas, ticks, lice, and other pests that bother our your pets with fossil shell flour can be done several different ways. Take the diatomaceous earth and rub a handful into their coats. For natural tick and flea control, simply sprinkle it on their bedding, in the yard, or add it to the carpets. Use the hand held Pest Pistol Duster for easy pet dusting.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is also used internally to remove parasites and worms from your pets without the use of chemicals. Feed large dogs 1 teaspoon; cats and small dogs 0.5 teaspoon per day. It has been suggested that infected pets should be fed DE for 90 straight days, and then continue feeding every 3rd day.
Use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth as a natural insecticide for the non-chemical control of aphids, whiteflies, beetles, loppers, mites, leafhoppers, and other insects. Sprinkle it inside your greenhouse, or outdoors on fruits, vegetable plants, flowers, grains, and grass—up to and including the day of harvest.
Diatomaceous Earth controls insects by using physical, not chemical, action: It punctures an insect’s exoskeleton and absorbs its body fluids—thus posing no harm to warm-blooded life. Moreover, on any surface, this natural pesticide has a remarkable repellency factor. As long as DE is present, insects tend to stay away, making a serious infestation unlikely. The more it is used, the more an environment is created which makes insects feel unwelcome.