Diatomaceous earth is made from fossilized water plants and is a natural occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from the remains of algae-like plants called diatoms. The plants have been part of Earth’s ecology system dating back to prehistoric times. The chalky deposits the diatoms left are called diatomite. The diatoms are mined and ground up to make a powder that has a look and feel much like talcum powder.

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What is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth


Diatomaceous earth works to get rid of insects such as:
Aphids
Thrips
Ants
Mites
Earwigs
Bedbugs
Adult Flea Beetles
Cockroaches
Snails
Slugs

Just to name a few!
​To these insects, diatomaceous earth is a lethal dust with microscopic sharp edges that cut through their protective covering and dries them out. One of the benefits of diatomaceous earth for insect control is that the insects have no way to build up a resistance to it, which can’t be said for many chemical control insecticides. Diatomaceous earth will not harm the worms or any of the beneficial microorganisms in the soil.

Diatomaceous Earth is the only product that is

fast working 

easy to use

organic

and you can eat the produce the same day you apply it!