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D. Earth
    #4137187 - 05/05/05 12:38 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Keeps bugs away....Can't spell the D word so I just call it D. Earth....

I've seen plently of posts about it, but never understand what it composed of or where I could buy it. I'd be happy to do either....

Anyone know where I can get sum...? :smirk:
i'll be doing an outdoor grow and bugs took over 1 out of three last time, i'd like to help keep them away with something this time around....:grin:



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Re: D. Earth [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4137209 - 05/05/05 12:42 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

It's called

Diatomaceous Earth

Perma-Guard Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is EPA approved and registered for use against indoor and outdoor crawling insects, including cockroaches, ants, bedbugs, fleas, boxelder bugs, carpet beetles, centipedes, crickets, earwigs, grasshoppers, ticks, millipedes, scorpions, slugs, and silverfish. For use in Cracks, Crevices, Hiding and Running Areas, Under and Behind Appliances, and Wall and Floor Surfaces. For use in and around homes, office buildings, restaurants, motels, warehouses, theaters, schools, hotels, and food handling establishments.

DE is odorless and nontoxic.

DE is composed of finely milled fossilized shells of minuscule organisms called diatoms. The microscopically fine, sharp edges desiccate the insects' exoskeleton upon contact and the pests dehydrate and die within hours. The insects also die when they eat the dust.

Indoor and Outdoor Application: Sprinkle a light layer of DE in areas where pests frequent, including under stoves, cabinets, sinks, garbage cans, window and door frames and sills, entrance ways, sewer pipes and drains, and in cracks and crevices. Repeat treatment as needed.
For Carpet Beetles: Thoroughly dust along baseboards, carpet edges, under furniture, carpet, and rugs, and in closets and shelving.
For Bedbugs: Take apart bed and dust joints and channels. Dust any hollow tubing and the interior framework as well as the mattress and all cracks in the room.
For Fleas: Thoroughly dust carpets and pet's bedding and sleeping areas, as well as cracks and baseboards. It also can be rubbed into your pet's fur.
For Flies: Thoroughly dust areas where flies frequent (walls, straw bedding, livestock pens). It also can be applied to livestock coat as an insect repellent/contact insecticide.

We recommend the Dustin Mizer, the Pest Pistol, or the Eaton 530 Duster for application.

BO2190.2 Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour, 2 lb. (2.1#) $8.00
BO2190.3 Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour, 5 lbs. (5.1#) $14.00
BO2190.4 Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour, 10 lbs. (10.1#) $21.00
BO2190.6 Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour, 50 lbs. (52#) $43.00
BO2190.7 Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour, 36 50lb bags (1840#) $864.00

BO2200.2 Perma-Guard Grain Storage D-10, 1 lb. (1.1#) $5.50
BO2200.5 Perma-Guard Grain Storage D-10, 5 lb. (5.1#) $16.50
BO2200.6 Perma-Guard Grain Storage D-10, 50 lb. (52#) $43.00
BO2200.7 Perma-Guard Grain Storage D-10, 36 50lb bags (1900#) $890.00


Good luck huntin! I sugguest you google it up!



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Re: D. Earth [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4137236 - 05/05/05 12:49 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)



The phone book is a good place to start.

D. E., Diatomite, or diatomaceous earth, is a sedimentary rock consisting of the exoskeletons of algae-like plants (Diatoms) ranging in size typically from 10 to 200 microns. The skeletal structure can contain up to 80% to 90% voids. Diatomite?s porous structure, low density, and high surface area result in industrial applications as a filtration media for various beverages, inorganic and organic chemicals, and as an absorbent.

Ingestion of amorphous diatomaceous earth is not toxic to mammals. Rats fed a daily diet containing 5% freshwater diatomaceous earth show no abnormalities after 90 days (Bertke 1964). Dairy farms sometimes feed their animals food containing 1 to 2% diatomaceous earth to control worms and other internal parasites (Allen 1972). Impoverished humans add "fossil flour" to their baked goods in order to stretch their flour supply (Cummins 1975).

It is so safe for use on food that the FDA has exempted diatomaceous earth from requirements of fixed residue levels when added to stored grain (Fed. Reg. 1961). The U.S. EPA also allows its use in food storage and processing areas (Fed. Reg. 1981).

This product is untreated, unheated agricultural food grade freshwater D.E (not the D.E. used in swimming pool water filtration). It contains 12 trace minerals including 19% calcium and 33% silica.

" Diatomite" will absorb up to 150% of its own weight in fluids and slowly release those fluids.

E. is an EPA approved animal feed additive for worm and parasite control at 1:100 ratio. It is approved as a stored grain additive at 4 oz/100 lb.


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