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Use Diatomaceous Earth to fight Cockroaches

Take back your home with Diatomaceous Earth (DE)! Cockroaches are not the easiest bug to get rid of thanks to their resistance to more traditional ways of fighting them like chemical sprays.


DE is not only cheaper than these other methods but is natural, organic and is safe to use around and in your home. The effects of Diatomaceous Earth will only wear off if it is cleaned up or washed away so there is no need to worry about keeping a schedule to reapply it.

Check out how we recommend using Fine Diatomaceous Earth against Cockroaches:

  • Clean your home really well. Vacuum, sweep and mop floors making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. Clean your kitchen cabinet making sure to pick all food crumbs which attract cockroaches.

  • Clean around and seal any cracks in your home where they could come through and dry up any damp patches that might build up in places like under your sink, as DE will not work when wet.

  • Start by lightly dusting the areas where you have noticed or seen the most cockroach activity. If you dust too heavy the cockroaches will not crawl over the DE which will not see any effect on the cockroaches. Dust anywhere else you might think they could be or walk through. Please be careful not to inhale the DE as like most minerals they can be potentially harmful once inhaled.

  • Be sure to dust the outside of your house as well, this will help keep them away. Lightly dust along the edges of your house, right against the foundation, along window sills and by entrances.

  • Let the Diatomaceous Earth sit where it is for as long as you need it to and to keep it there for prevention. If the DE gets washed away outside, simply reapply it. If you want to clean it check out our how to clean Diatomaceous Earth article in our blog on the best way to do that by clicking here!

Browse and buy Diatomaceous Earth in our online shop now!


When using DE we recommend wearing a protective mask for your own safety and well being.

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