So it does work for spiders? Seems this year we are over run with spiders in the house here in Arizona.
paul wheaton wrote:
I changed the name of the article to "Diatomaceous Earth (DE): bug killer you can eat!" - seems less clunky than the old title "Diatomaceous Earth (DE): good for mammals, bad for bugs"
Hmmmm...We are in the N CA foothills and are experiencing a crazy, giant spider invasion in our humble home. I don't suppose DE would do much more than tickle their feet as they dance around and across us I really don't mind them outside, and even allow a few daddy long legs to hang out in the upper corners to catch mosquitoes. But, just this week....WOW! They seem to want to take over the inside of the house! Our house is on an old rock foundation with no sub floor - so, you can't really blame them for checking the place out. That said, my kids claim to have seen a brown recluse I'm not so sure. In any case, I would rather not use any sprays if I can avoid it. Soooo.... If DE would work- that would be super! If not; I'd love other ideas! FYI: In general, none of us suffer from arachnoidphobia.......it's just that there are SO many this year (and some of them are being accused of being "bad" spiders!) Lookin' forward to lots of wisdom here in reply to my very first post
There's now an Appropedia page: diatomaceous earth. Anything, from basic info to detailed info about diatomaceous earth, please add - thanks.
Will diatomaceous earth work outside as long as it doesn't get rained on? The fleas are worse and earlier this year than ever.