DTerra™ DEsect™ is useful around the house for control of roaches, silverfish, ants, fleas, crickets, and many other insects. It should be applied as a physical barrier that insects must crawl across to get it on them. Apply the dust liberally around cracks and crevices, under stoves and refrigerators, and in likely hiding places. Be sure to treat around sinks and drain pipes, and around windowsills, doors and other places where pests may enter. To control fleas in rugs and carpets, sprinkle DEsect™ lightly over carpet and work it into the fibers with a broom or carpet rake. Vacuum the carpet 48 hours after application. When cleaning, do not make a special effort to remove the dust in the rug. It will continue to kill live fleas, repel others, and will help deodorize the carpet.
DEsect™ is also effective against fleas, mites, ticks, lice, and other pests on pets, poultry, and other livestock. Dust the animals liberally and lightly work the material into the hair of the animal, or provide a box or loose bag of it for animals to roll in or rub against to dust themselves. Dust the ears of the animal with care. Dust the animal’s bedding and areas where the animal sleeps, as well as cracks and crevices adjacent to them. This can be done manually or with a power dust blower. Repeat once a month or as necessary. Individual ticks observed on the animal should be dusted thoroughly. For confined animals infested with fleas and ticks, dust the entire area with DEsect™.