Diatomaceous earth is a natural, abrasive powder that’s made of ground-up fossils. It controls pests like bed bugs by cracking open their joints and by rubbing holes through their outer shells. The bed bugs die quickly, since the holes let air in and let out moisture from the insects’ bodies, but it is safe to use around people and pets, with just a couple of simple precautions. You can use plain diatomaceous earth; you don’t need to combine poisons with it.
Sprinkle a light layer of the powder over any indoor areas that you suspect of having pests such as bed bugss, fleas and ticks. It is very effective on upholstered furniture, carpets and pet beds or areas where your pets spend time. Use a broom to sweep it into any cracks where insects such as bed bugs may be hiding. Be sure to get it into all parts of the furniture, including the edges and under the cushions.
Dust outside areas that hide pests, especially spots where your pet likes to rest, since such places can be havens for fleas. Don’t apply diatomaceous earth when the ground or grass is damp, since it will turn to paste and be rendered ineffective. You’ll also need to reapply it after watering or rainfall.
Apply diatomaceous earth to any other areas in your home that may be hiding pests, including crawl spaces, under porches, in the space between walls and in the attic. The more places you can put it, the more pests it can kill. In addition to bed bugs, fleas and ticks, diatomaceous earth is effective against termites and other such pests, but only if you put it where they live.
Diatomaceous Earth is a natural, organic insect killer. Diatomaceous Earth kills by physical action and not by chemicalso there is NO harm to pets or humans.The tiny hard and sharp diatoms scratch off the insects waxy coating, causing it to dehydrate. Use Diatomaceous Earth for control of roaches, silverfish, ants, fire ants, bedbugs, lice, mites, spiders, earwigs, flies, fleas, box elder bugs, crabs (std), Pubic and hair Lice, scorpions, crickets, and many other insects. Diatomaceous Earth can be used in and around the home, yard,animal housing, etc. Sprinkle a 2 inch wide border around the foundation of your house to prevent insects from entering.Features:
Vacuum the house a few days after you apply the diatomaceous earth. It isn’t necessary to remove it from places you don’t go, such as in the attic or crawl spaces, but do vacuum your furniture, rugs and other living areas to get rid of the powder and pick up all of the dead and dying pests, along with flea eggs. Outdoors, you can just leave the diatomaceous earth in place.