I've just finished reading all the information about DE and have a BIG question, we have earwigs in the house, mostly the kitchen but I am beginning to think they have moved out into the rest of the house. DE was recommended by my nephew who uses it all the time in his large garden. I asked him for something that would be safe for my two beagles, who, if you know beagles, will eat anything. Pesticides make them ill, I am wondering about DE if we have to take any special precautions when applying it besides having the dogs out of the house, or if we apply it outside in the yard around the house, if it would be harmful to them? How safe would this product be for my dogs? I want to apply it sometime this weekend or early next week, I'm beginning to take the invasion personally. Aberdeen, SD has had a lot of water and now heat this year...I'm told this is perfect weather for them, and that almost every acre of land is infested with them....can they really be killed if so many people have them, how do I keep them from returning?
Make certain that it is "Food Grade" DE, and there is nothing to be concerned with. The stuff used for swimming pool filters will kill everything in it's path! (Don't ask me how I know...I helped build a new incinerator to handle the 200 chickens a day that were dieing from DE that had been intentionally mis-labled!)
This site is enormous, wow!!!, thank you for let me join this worthy group of folks.
Here is my question, some time ago I have heard mention that DE could be mix with cob to produce a waterproof barrier, I do not know the veracity of this, I have search over the net and cannot find anything relating to this, I hope that it is correct however.
As far as using DE, I have been taking couple tablespoon everyday in a morning drink (not coffee, that would be a deadly sin), and my dog have been getting it just about everyday as well, and both of us feel wonderful
Thanks a bunch
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