How you can use DE to great results
To help you get the most out of your DE we've decided to set up our in-depth blog that shows you all the things you can use DE for and how to it to get the best results! Find all that you seek here on our Blog. Diatomaceous Earth is super absorbent and is great for a whole bunch of other things like for flea and tick control on animals and for pest control and boosting silica levels in gardens.
Here is a quick overview of what Diatomaceous Earth can be used for and the best grade of Diatomaceous Earth we recommend for each activity.
Chickens and Poultry - Internal parasite control and external tick and flea control
Diatomaceous Earth porous structure creates the ideal absorbent material to be spread in coops, on perches and in and around nesting boxes. When DE is included in feed rations it can improve feathering and increase egg production by removing internal worms and parasites. DE provides a food rich in minerals followed-on by increased chicken weight gain and egg production.
Diatomaceous Earth cell structure destroys nasty domestic pests in the coop; flies, mites, fleas and worms. DE is environmentally friendly and this allows it to be disposed of into the home garden after use in coops. Read more on our blog here.
Our Kitty Litter grade Diatomaceous Earth is cheap, natural and effective! It can help absorb the stinky smell and moisture in the litter box, meaning less smell, less frequent changing and any nasty bugs and parasites that might normally make themselves at home in the litter box will be taken care of. In a clean litter box with fresh kitty litter simply add ¾ cup of Fine Diatomaceous Earth per 500 grams of litter. Repeat the process every time you clean and re-fill the litter box. You can put the old used litter straight into the garden as Diatomaceous Earth makes the litter inert meaning chemically inactive and will be absorbed by the soil.
Dogs and Cats - Internal parasite control and external tick and flea control
Mixing DE into your dog’s food is a natural way to help prevent fleas from making themselves at home in your dog's coat. The DE helps support their immune system, digestion and because DE is a form of silica it supports strong nails, skin and coat. The best results are when the dog is consistently eating the DE feed mixture. DE is also known to help with worm issues in dogs as well as providing them a boost of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Read more on our blog here.
Naturally killing insects, spiders and other pests in and around the home and garden
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. The kind of pests that DE can handle are fleas, bed bugs, ants, and other insects. DE can be applied as a dry powder or mixed with water and applied as a spray, however, works best when dry. In the home, office, warehouse, silos and storage space Diatomaceous Earth can be sprinkled in areas where pests frequent for example behind cupboards and fridges, under sinks and around the house perimeter. It is highly effective against cockroaches, ants, mice and other household insects.