100% Codex Food Grade Fossil Shell Flour (Diatomaceous Earth) is FDA approved, all-natural and safe for animal consumption up to 2% of feed by weight. D E is also an organic, natural insecticide targeting soft bodied insects.
How it Works
Diatomaceous Earth is composed of diatoms, which are tiny fossilized shells of marine plants. Over time these algae-like plants form a naturally occurring siliceous compound containing minerals such as silicon, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and iron. When ground up these diatoms have the look and feel of talcum powder. However, DE has micro fine sharp edges and when soft bodied insects make contact, the quartz like 'flour' sticks to the soft bodied insect and eventually cuts into insect killing the target. It is not fast but will give a biological level of control. Re-apply after rainfall. 100% Organic and natural!
Ultimately, Diatomaceous Earth works by dehydration of the target. Diatomaceous Earth is the perfect answer.
Diatomaceous Earth is to be mixed at a rate not to exceed 2% of the total dry feed weight.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) can be used to help control soft bodied insects in and around the home, garden, and commerical vegetable production. Apply to leaves, fruiting bodies, soil and areas where insects hide or gather up. Apply until plants are dusted white. Always wash edibable portion well before consuming.
DE can be applied behind and under appliances for househould insect suppression and control.
Disclaimer: Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA or USDA are strictly based on others' opinions and they have personally experienced. The information provided on this web site is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for a veterinarian's advice or your own judgement. It is best for you to inform yourself and make your own judgements based on what you learn.