Ants and anthills can make your yard look like a mine site and make it an unenjoyable experience with mowing.
When it comes to combating pests DE is a natural, effective insecticide. We do not add any chemicals to DE which is naturally chemical free, unlike other companies that add harsh nasties to DE in hopes to kill pests quicker. The molecular structure of DE which is sharp only on a microscopic level when bugs come into contact with DE, it cuts and absorbs moisture exoskeletons of the bugs.
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 DE 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 Grade DE against ants and anthills:
Shovel in hand, you’ll want to dig into the hill, cracking into mound with the aim of find the queen ant who is obviously the boss. With the shovel head or by flipping it over and using the handle end of the shovel, break the tunnels within the mound in a mixing motion. This will help stop the spread of the ants.
Liberally add DE to the entire mound and its surroundings. Mix in the DE again with the shovel head or by flipping it over and using the handle end of the shovel. Please be careful not to inhale the DE as like most minerals they can be potentially harmful once inhaled.
Repeat the process for every other ant mound and keep on top of new ones that crop up. It’s better to treat them when they are small rather than waiting until the colony is large and well established.
Find out how to tackle other pests and critters with Diatomaceous Earth here!