Dirt? Well, it's called diatomaceous earth, and it works.
Diatomaceous earth (or DE) is a siliceous, sedimentary rock that occurs naturally. To be more specific, it is mainly the fossilized remains of diatoms or hard-shelled algae. Now, what could this possibly be good for? Well, a lot of things, including using for health benefits, filtering agents, and pest control.
And that's where I was going with DE. It's safely and easily used as an insect pest control. Always choose food-grade, though!
How does it work? DE cuts up the bugs' bodies, sapping the moisture from the waxy exoskeletons of insects. This causes them to dehydrate and perish. It works for beetle-type insects with a carapace, such as ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, and fleas.
Simply sprinkle it wherever you have insects, such as carpets, counters, and behind appliances. This is extremely helpful for getting rid of bed bugs because they are notorious for multiplying and spreading quickly! With most natural repellents, you may need to reapply often. I recommend using it in conjunction with other products, such as the Pest Repeller Ultimate® AT and Nature-Cide®.
Plants vs Deer!We have created a list of plants that you can include in your garden that will not only keep the deer away, but some repel mosquitoes too!
Spiders, Bats, and Bees... OH MY!Let’s talk environment for a minute, particularly the benefits of bats, bees and spiders to our ecosystem.
Caution … It’s Tick Season!It is that time of year again, Summer is here and that means tick season too. Ticks can carry dangerous diseases that can severely harm you, your family and your beloved pets. Knowing how to properly remove ticks and being aware of the signs and symptoms of infection can help prevent life threatening illnesses.
Repel Pests with the Help of Essential OilsEssential oils are a natural ingredient that can easily be used to repel pests, such as mice and insects. While we find their scents pleasant, the pests do not!
Luck of the MonarchWhether big or small, your outdoor spaces can be a delight for you and the butterflies. Bring out the “welcome mat” by growing flowers that attract these beauties with their nectars.