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Diatomaceous earth for Insect control in the tropics

 
Nik Turetski
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Hi
I live in the rain forest in Hawaii and I'm interested in using diatomaceous earth for insect control in the garden. However, I am wondering if it is effective in highly wet environments or if the powder needs to be dry to work?

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thomas rubino
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Hi Nik; Hard rain could wash it away,and it will not work for everything but it will work. Wet or dry the structure of D.E. does not change.  I feed 2%  per 1000# of feed to my pigs, and my cup of coffee every day has a big spoon full in it !
 
Colin Peckham
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Hi,
I live in Ballina NSW Australia, which is sub tropical, and we have both native and imported Gheckos, and its the imported ones that recently got on to the circuit board of our air-conditioner and short circuited it, which cost a lot to fix up. Do you think that Diatomaceous Earth could be effective in this situation. 
 
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Hi Colin;  I am not familiar with geckos, we don't have any here in Montana , except the one selling car insurance.... D.E. works best on very small critters ... i'm thinking that a gecko is to big and i'm afraid that all you would do is deworm your invading gecko... making him a healthy gecko... not what you had in mind....  Do cats kill geckos ?
 
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