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Everything You Need To Know For Total Rodent Control

Diatomaceous Earth: The Secret Weapon in Your Pest Control Arsenal

Graveyard Gardening: Using Diatomaceous Earth to Revive Soil

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Uses For Diatomaceous Earth – Diatomaceous Earth For Insect Control

Benefits of Starting Your Own Beekeeping Garden

Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Bed Bugs?

How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth for Cockroaches

Natural Indoor Ant Treatment

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth: Human Benefits

Diatomaceous Earth: Natural Bed Bug Control

DE Detox: Cleanse Your Body with Diatomaceous Earth

How to Chase Away Rodents with Diatomaceous Earth

Natural Flea Control for Cats with Diatomaceous Earth

Natural Flea Control for Dogs with Diatomaceous Earth

Does Diatomaceous Earth Have Side Effects?

Diatomaceous Earth for Cats

The Difference Between DE and Bentonite Clay

Health Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth: The Natural Cockroach Killer

Diatomaceous Earth for Dogs

Can Diatomaceous Earth Help Me Lose Weight?

Beginner's Guide to Diatomaceous Earth

Why Home Remedies for Bed Bugs Are Your Only Option

Diatomaceous Earth Benefits Your Hair, Skin, and Nails

Using DE to Polish Copper Bottomed Pots and Pans

Keep Silverware from Tarnishing

Diatomaceous Earth: Deodorizing The Bread Box

Diatomaceous Earth: Elk Feed Additive

Polishing and Cleaning Silver and Pewter Utensils

Polishing and Cleaning Utensils (Non-Silver)

Diatomaceous Earth: Deodorizing Your Vacuum

Diatomaceous Earth: Goose Feed Additive

Diatomaceous Earth: Deodorizing Shoes

Diatomaceous Earth: Bison Feed Additive

Diatomaceous Earth: Polish Out Hard Water Stains

How Do You Spell Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth: Deodorizing Trash Cans

Diatomaceous Earth: Duck Feed Additive

How Our Diatomaceous Earth Is Going Green

Deodorizing Cupboards, Drawers, and Closets with DE

Pesticides and Dogs Don't Mix

The Many Names of Diatomaceous Earth

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Is Diatomaceous Earth Safe?


Yes! Diatomaceous earth (DE) is safe. Thousands of people use it successfully in dozens of ways to benefit their health, families, pets, and homes. Just be sure you get the right grade of DE for your needs and use it responsibly.

DE comes in several different grades, such as food-grade, pest control grade, and pool grade.

Food-grade is used as a health supplement for people and pets. It can also be used externally as an exfoliating ingredient in homemade soaps, face wash, and other DIY healthcare products.

Pest control grade is used to kill ticks, bed bugs, ants, and other pests in your home, yard, and garden. Depending on what brand you use, it may have added chemicals to make it kill insects more quickly, which means you must be very careful not to inhale or ingest it. Our pest control DE, on the other hand, has no additives of any kind.

Pool grade can be very detrimental to health, so it sometimes gives people the misconception that all DE is dangerous. We do not sell pool grade DE.

Many people worry about accidentally inhaling DE. If you accidentally inhale DE, it can irritate your lungs, but it won't damage them unless you inhale large amounts over many years. If you have a respiratory condition, we recommend wearing a dust mask to protect your lungs from irritation while applying DE around your home or yard. If you don't have a respiratory condition, protective equipment is not required as long as it doesn't bother your lungs. For bigger projects, or for projects where you know the DE will be kicked up into the air, it is always a good idea to wear protection for your eyes and lungs.

As with any product, diatomaceous earth is safe as long as it's used properly. Just be sure that you have the right grade for your needs, that your DE comes from a trusted source, and that you avoid breathing it in.

If you have any questions or concerns about whether the DE you have is safe, feel free to contact us on the live chat menu at the bottom of the screen, by email at