Keep your garden organic by using only natural pesticides. Diatomaceous earth is an effective pest control that is OMRI listed. DE is gentle on plants, but at the same time it's lethal to insects and other unwanted garden pests. The absorbent particles attach to insect exoskeletons, making them dehydrate to quickly thus removing the infestation. Treating your garden with diatomaceous earth is simple and straightforward. DE has been proven useful against ants, slugs, cockroaches, mites, fleas, and other garden pests. Read the how-to articles below and learn how you can start using diatomaceous earth in your garden.
These seemingly harmless invaders can actually do quite a bit of damage to a garden. If you spot holes in some of your plants, slugs have made a home in your garden. After watering, apply diatomaceous earth to all sides of each plant for maximum effect. Learn How-To >>
Aphids are a common nuisance found in gardens today. Since plants are involved, many garden users look for alternative, green products to maintain the health or their gardens. Simply apply diatomaceous earth after you've watered your garden to form a protective barrier for your plants against aphids. Learn How-To >>
When you can't enjoy sitting on your grass due to all the ants, it might be time to find a solution. Diatomaceous earth works effectively and safely to repel ants indoors or outdoors. Find a strong applicator, and powder the ant trail directly, ensuring to cover any holes or crevices that have been used to enter your home. Learn How-To >>
When first navigating the world of diatomaceous earth, the different grades of DE may seem overwhelming. Especially when you need to obtain food grade DE. In addition to checking the label, look at the color of the product. Most quality food grade DE is an off-white or white. Learn How-To >>
DiatomaceousEarth.com provides a wide variety of applicators and articles designed to teach you how to use DE better. With so many uses for DE there are just as many good ways to apply it. Here are a few of our favorite applicators and ways to spread diatomaceous earth. Learn More >>
Storing food requires careful planning against bug infestations and other things that can cause food to spoil. Diatomaceous earth is a great way to protect your food. The absorbent properties in DE can keep your food dry while warding off insects. Learn How-To >>
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