Joan Fanning

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I had heard about DE in some of my holistic, & natural remedies for dogs & cats, but never persued it because it wasn't advertised as other flea & tick control for animals. I was doing an internet search for a animal friendly insecticide for my back yard, & came across a website dirtdoctor.com. On that site it gives ways to apply DE like mixing a 1/3cup to a gallon of water or something to that affect, anyway the point was that you could put it in a hose connected sprayer and spray it on like any other pesticide sprayer, it also said that it would be rendered useless until it dried & at that point it retains its useful mechanical killing properties. It also said that this kind of application was better to get into the underside of leaves and into tight places, I'm in Ca. appling DE this way would be beneficial for me on a warm day it would dry right away. If what the dirt doctor site says is true about the DE keeping its initial properties after reverting back to a dry state. This is of course after I take back the Uhh, uhh DE for pool use, thats what I get for asking someone else to find out the nearest place I could find DE in my area(my sister) she called all over found that nobody had it in stock in the Sacramento, West Sacramento, we ended up driveing 30min away to an Orchard Supply in Woodland, Since she did the same research I did, I thought she new that we needed foodgrade DE & me being in a hurry didn't pay that much attn. to what the guy in garden supply put on the bottom of my cart (25lb bx) I get home (had to be home before boyfreind cuz he hates it when I go shopping, I always buy things I don't need, hey I don't get out much)& hurriedly put everything away changed clothes as to not look like I left the house. It was 2days later when I found out I bought the wrong stuff. So when I find a new supplier (I'll probably try the one you mentioned in your podcast Azure Standard I think it was)I'll start over. Also if you recall that one of the uses was as a polishing compound when made into a paste, I would think that same principle would apply to putting it into livestock feed, & in humans foods, the abrasive properties for colon cleansing, as well as the trace minerals absorbed by the body would make DE a beneficial supplement for anyones diet, but i'm no Dr. so people would want to refer to their veterinarian, & there M.D. before trying this. Thanks J.Fanning
7 years ago