Using Diatomaceous Earth For Insect Control

 

 

Have you ever heard of diatomaceous earth, (DE)?

Well if not, prepare to be amazed!

The uses for diatomaceous earth in the garden are great and offer so many benefits.

It is a truly amazing all natural product that can help us grow a beautiful and healthy garden.

 

How is diatomaceous earth made?

 

It’s made from fossilized water plants and is a natural occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from the remains of algae-like plants called diatoms.

 

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When using for the garden, it is extremely important to purchase only the “Food Grade” diatomaceous earth and NOT the diatomaceous earth that is and has been used for swimming pool filters for years.

The uses for diatomaceous earth are many but in the garden it can be used as an insecticide, it works to get rid of insects such as:

 

  • Aphids

  • Thrips

  • Ants

  • Mites

  • Earwigs

  • Bedbugs

  • Adult Flea Beetles

  • Cockroaches

  • Snails

  • Slugs

 

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