Diatomaceous Earth – Amorphous Silica
A natural product composed of ground diatomaceous earth (fresh water type).
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (Fossil Shell Flour) has many uses: in the household, with pets, on plants, around livestock, and for stored grain. It is totally organic and listed with OMRI. With more than 600 deposits of diatomite west of the Mississippi and only four (to our knowledge) that can be considered food grade it is very important that people know what they are using. The vast majority of diatomite deposits are impure. When diatomite is formed, water currents bring in foreign material that mixes with the microscopic diatom shells. This type of diatomite is absolutely without value for practical purposes, but many people tend to think that if it is Diatomaceous Earth, then it has the same value as other, purer deposits. There are many places where diatomite deposits can be loaded up for free, but generally this substance has no value. If this impure diatomite is sold for practical usage, the customer may end up with an unpleasant surprise.
Home: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth as an Organic Pesticide Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is used around the house as an organic pesticide for the control of ants, cockroaches, silverfish, bedbugs, fleas, box elder bugs, scorpions, crickets, ticks, and many other unwelcome pests. Natural ant control is one of the biggest reasons for the usage of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth in and around the home. For complete ant control, simply sprinkle the area of concern with fossil shell flour (DE). When the ants or other pests come in contact with the powder, it is like stepping on broken glass, they will be killed or abandon the area.
Pets: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for Flea, Tick, and Lice Control Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is an effective, organic pesticide against fleas, ticks, lice, and other pests that bother our pets.
Plants: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth as a Natural Insecticide Use Perma-Guard Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth as a natural insecticide for the non-chemical control.