If you’re looking for a product for your household, lawn and pets, food grade diatomaceous earth is the solution to your problems! Especially during summertime when neighborhood fleas seem to be all around, bothering you, your lawn and your pets, it’s the one thing you need to keep those pesky insects at bay.
Organic, safe for both humans and animals (even the most sensitive ones such as cats, kittens, small dogs and puppies), and easy to use, food grade diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized skeletons of undersea creatures, ground to a fine powder and sprinkled on problem areas infested with fleas such as your carpets, your lawns, and yes, your pet’s fur. You will want to keep a bottle in your garage or storeroom all the time– you’ll find it’s miraculously effective not just on fleas but on other bothersome insects such as ticks, bedbugs and garden pests as well.
How To Use It
Put simply, all you really have to do is sprinkle it wherever fleas abound and the fleas die like magic! This is because diatomaceous earth works to dehydrate these insects, killing them by water loss. Regular use of diatomaceous earth in order to get rid of the next generations will ensure you get rid of the infestation in just a few days! Here’s how to use diatomaceous earth to get ride of fleas:
1. Safety first. Wear a mask before working with diatomaceous earth in order to avoid inhaling microscopic particles. While it’s not poisonous, it can cause sneezing and stuffy nose for those sensitive to dust.
2. Begin with your pets. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth on your pet’s fur, starting along the spine and massaging as you go. Work your way outwards through all four legs all the way to the paw. Make sure you don’t get any in your pet’s eyes. Leave it for a few hours and brush your pet’s fur daily to ensure removal of dead fleas.
3. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth liberally on the carpet, rugs, floor and anywhere your pets (and their fleas!) have been. Leave them in for around four days in order to make sure that it has done its work and vacuum or sweep the area, along with the dead fleas, afterwards.
4. Often, animals pick up the fleas and leave them on blades of grass or edges of leaves in the garden. You will want to sprinkle more diatomaceous earth on your lawn and your plants. Don’t worry about having to vacuum this part– diatomaceous earth is biodegradable– nature will take care of that for you.
5. Repeat every other day or so as long as you see live fleas. With regular use, you should see a marked decrease, if not total elimination of fleas in your home and garden.
Why It’s Safe
Seen under a microscope, you will see that the edges of diatomaceous earth are made of razor-sharp edges similar to silicon sand. This works as a sharp abrasive that lacerates the hard exoskeletons of fleas and other insects, grinding it away leaving them to die of dehydration.
With no harmful chemicals or poisons that may be dangerous to humans, pets or plants, diatomaceous earth is the safe, easy and inexpensive way to get rid of your pest’s problems– whether they’re fleas, ticks or bedbugs.