Safe Pesticide for Plants
Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth on your plants to get rid of ants, aphids, earwigs, roaches, mites! It is a completely safe pesticide and works on food crops.
Tip: Wet the leaves/stems first before sprinkling the DE so that it will stick better. Reapply when it’s washed off by heavy rain.
Since DE can eliminate odours and pests, you can also add them into your compost piles. DE is harmless to earthworms.
Improve Your Soil
It is also often used in potting soil as a soil conditioner or growing medium. Helps to absorb and hold water for better drainage.
If you have ant hills in your garden, apply a generous amount of DE on top of the mound and mix it in with a shovel. Sprinkle more around the area. Do it consistently so that it can eliminate them over time.
Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Apply a fine later to the mattress, furniture, stuff animals and other nearby infested surfaces. Leave the DE for several weeks and reapply after vacuuming or cleaning.
Tip: You can put the DE powder into a squirt bottle and puff directly into cracks and crevices.
Kill Cockroaches Naturally Without Any Chemicals
Need to remove tough grease and grime from your dishes? Sprinkle some DE into your soap dish or sponge, and it acts as a souring agent to get rid of those tough grime!
Sprinkle some DE into shoes and it will helps to deodorise and absorb the stench.
You can also mix DE into your regular shower gel and scrub those dead skin cells off your body!
Remove Stains from your Clothes/Carpet
Put a small amount of DE onto the wet stain and allow it to absorb. Rub and scrub the clothing and wash as usual.
For carpet stains: Sprinkle DE onto the stained areas. Leave overnight. Vacuum with a bagless vacuum, so that it will not clog the filter bag. Scrub if necessary.
Mites, Ticks and Fleas Infestation
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Food Grade can also be used on pets such as dogs, cats and birds or chickens!
Simply dust your pets with food grade DE in their fur or feathers. You can also apply to bedding and carpeted areas or floor boards, where ticks will usually hide.
After few days, you can vacuum the powder.
Diatomaceous Earth act as a dehydrator for bugs, and thus will dry out your pet’s fur. Do not use excessively, and rinse with shampoo after a few days of leaving DE on your pet’s skin.
DE is full of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron and are known to be beneficial to pets. And you can simply mix into their dry food.
Keep Dry Food Dry and Free of Grain/Flour Mites
Have you ever encountered opening the container of dry feed, only to realise there are bugs infestation? Pour some Diatomaceous Earth in and shake the bottle. Coat each grains or kibbles and no more annoying insects in your pet’s dry feed!
Chemical Free Deodorizer
Sprinkle DE onto carpet, kitty litter or bedding to neutralise bad odour.
DE can also help pets to get rid of roundworms, whipworms, pinworms and hookworms within a week of faily feeding. It should be fed for at least a month to kill hatching eggs and worms in the stomach.
There are so many more you can do with Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for your pets!