Protect grains and dry goods
Yard and garden
- Sprinkle DE along outside edges on window sills and doors to prevent spiders and ants from entering the house
- Pour into a lawn spreader and apply diatomaceous earth to yard to kill fleas, tics, chiggers and other biting insects that attach themselves to pets. Sprinkle on bushes with a strainer.
- Apply diatomaceous earth on garden soil and plants to protect them from vegetable-loving insects. Make a ring around the stem on the soil to prevent crawly insects from munching stems.
- Pour over fire ant hills to destroy the colony
- Apply to compost and manure piles to reduce odor and control flies
- Apply around garbage pails to keep flies away
- Avoid applying to flowers where beneficial insects like bees, ladybugs and butterflies visit
Pets and Livestock
- Carefully apply to your pet’s coat to kill fleas. DE also prevents new fleas from taking hold and destroys ticks. Avoid making lots of dust when treating your animals. Wear a mask and drape a lightweight towel over the animal’s face during the application.
- Sprinkle DE on the soil around your dog’s kennel
- Add to kitty litter to reduce odor and kill fleas
- Sprinkle the chicken coop, barn, stall, and nesting boxes with DE to keep your livestock pest free
- Sprinkle diatomaceous earth on furniture, rugs and in cracks around the edge of baseboards to kill insects. Leave for several hours or longer, then vacuum.
- Use a plastic squeeze bottle with a pointed tip to blow DE into hard-to-reach places like electrical outlets — after removing the cover
- Always use food grade DE
- Avoid inhaling
- DE is drying to the eyes and skin; use precautions when applying
- Diatomaceous earth kills beneficial insects; use caution in the garden