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"How do I clean up diatomaceous earth?" is actually a pretty common question we get around here. The best way to remove DE from your house will vary depending on the surfaces you've applied it to. We've put together five simple methods we recommend using when it comes time to clean up your DE.

Diatomaceous earth is a unique substance because it has a variety of uses. I am not big into the idea of "cure-all" products and I was skeptical to learn that diatomaceous earth claimed such wide ranging benefits. I read about people saying that it controlled fleas hiding in their sheets, in their clothes, and embedded in their carpet. I talked to a lady that explained how DE cleared a mange problem on her cattle and at the same time killing off ants in the garden. I'll admit I was doubtful toward this product that seemed to do a little or a lot of everything.

Wet applications make using DE a breeze; it is distributed evenly and in just the right amount. Because wet applications function best for warm and dry locations, there may be some limits to this method's application. While not the perfect way to apply for all situations, it is certainly one of the easiest.

Also, if you have a respiratory condition such as asthma, you may want to consider wet application for DE before anything else.

Many of you expressed some surprise last week when we posted our article about using DE to combat spiders and bugs in the your homes. There was a little bit of surprise about how little DE was required to combat the pesky critters that might be invading your home.

The application of diatomaceous earth over a large area in your home can be performed best with applicators like the Wilcox 3 Quart duster. But if you are working on covering a tight space in DE you may want to invest in one of these: Our Gilmour Duster. This duster is designed for easily applying DE in hard to reach places, like under your porch, along moulding, or behind the stove.

Wet applications make using DE a breeze; it is distributed evenly and in just the right amount. Because wet applications function best for warm and dry locations, there may be some limits to this method's application. While not the perfect way to apply for all situations, it is certainly one of the easiest.

Also, if you have a respiratory condition such as asthma, you may want to consider wet application for DE before anything else.

Our squeeze duster is great for storage and use as needed. It is our most popular applicator because it's both affordable and easy to use.

If you are concerned with applying DE in smaller areas like nooks and crannies, we recommend that you use one of the applicators we have on offer. The JT Eaton Duster is an exceptional tool for getting into small areas like along door sills and baseboards; in hard to reach corners and cupboards; and even behind faceplates of switches and sockets.

Need to cover a large area like the space under your deck, your garden, or your crawl space? Then look no further! The Dustin-Mizer duster is a great way to spread DE evenly over a large area. This is the optimal choice for large scale DE applications. Learn how to use this duster below:

If you are concerned about a larger area, such as the garage, carpets, rugs, or furniture, you may want to target those areas differently. Use another one of our applicators like the Wilcox 3 Quart duster.

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