Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crushed into a fine white to off-white powder.
Diatomaceous Earth is just one more useful item to aid us in meeting the many demands present on the farm. Whether it is battling insects in the barn, in garden, on the animals, or even in the house, it is an easy go-to that enables you to restore comfort and reduce damage done by pests. It also keeps going where other insecticides fail as pests do not become immune to it over time.
Uses of Diatomaceous Earth:
• Use it as a mechanical pesticide
• Keep slugs off your plants
• Eliminate flies
• Get rid of maggots in compost and manure
• Control aphids
• Get rid of ants
• Keep mite populations down
• Discourage rodents from visiting your garden
• Use it as a deodorizer
• Use it in pots and containers to increase porosity
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How it works: When insects crawl through the diatomaceous earth, the microscopic sharp edges work like shards of glass, slicing open their exoskeletons. As soon as the waxy outer covering of the bug is pierced, the insect will slowly begin to dry out. DE is also excellent at absorbing moisture, so the more the insect contacts the diatomaceous earth, the faster it will dehydrate. Thus, the actual means by which diatomaceous earth kills bugs is through desiccation.
How to Use: Just sprinkle it thoroughly in affected areas such as plants leaves or around plants.
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