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Diatomaceous Earth insecticide, a bad year for bugs and National Help a Horse Day

Posted by Julie Brown

Apr 26, 2018 11:17:28 AM

brit1.jpgHappy bug free National Help a Horse Day!

From all the reports we’re seeing lately, this is another bad year for bugs. In the West, they say we will have more bugs because it was a fairly dry winter. In the East, they say we will have more bugs because it was a longer, wetter winter. Whatever. All I know is that I’m seeing an early bunch of ants, spiders, earwigs and flies at my house, and I hate bugs.

Unfortunately, I picked a hobby that is intrinsically associated with bugs. Horses! (fyi, that would be my 25-year-old retired dressage horse Brit in the photo.) This year I’m starting my bug killer mission early with my secret weapon – diatomaceous earth insecticide (DE). The DE insecticide is made from microscopic skeletons of prehistoric algae – diatoms - that simply dry out and slice up insects like a samurai swordsman!

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Topics: DEsect, de, organic insecticide, diatomaceous earth for fleas, diatomaceous earth insecticide

National Pet Day and the Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth Insecticide

Posted by Julie Brown

Apr 11, 2018 11:17:24 AM

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Happy National Pet Day! Here at EP Minerals, we are big animal lovers, and many of us own dogs, cats, horses and a myriad of other pets, and consider them part of the family. We’re sure you probably do, too! And we want to keep them as happy and healthy as possible. That means keeping them bug-free.

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Topics: DEsect, de, organic insecticide, diatomaceous earth for fleas, diatomaceous earth insecticide

Flynn the Bichon Frise wins Westminster. Think he uses DE for fleas?

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 14, 2018 1:54:54 PM

 flynn2.pngFlynn, the Bichon Frise, won Best of Show at Westminster (Photo: MarketWatch)

A cute little cotton ball won the Best in Show award at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show yesterday. Flynn, the little white powder puff pup, also known as aka GCHP CH Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love, was picked over six other champs including a popular pug named Biggie and Ty the giant schnauzer. We also had a Carson City, NV canine celebrity do well this year. Adele, a Spinone Italiano owned by Carson City Deputy Director of Emergency Management Stacey Belt, won best dog out of 12 in her breed. Yay Adele!

adele.pngAdele, the Spinone Italiano from Carson City, NV won the Best of Breed class.

Now that Flynn the puff ball is a celebrity, he has a busy schedule. Today includes visits to the morning TV news shows, a steak lunch at Sardi's, a trip to the top of the Empire State Building, and he's been invited for a walk-on part at a Broadway hit "Kinky Boots." I tell you. The life of a dog. Flynn's next plan is to retire, so he can just be a dog. He loves belly rubs and rolling in the snow. He's probably allowed to jump on the bed. My guess is he doesn’t have fleas. But if he did, I’m sure his owner would want an organic insecticide that's really effective on fleas. Hey, we have a product like that!

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Topics: DEsect, organic insecticide, diatomaceous earth for fleas, diatomaceous earth insecticide

Groundhog Day! Does Punxsutawney Phil Use Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas? 

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 1, 2018 1:37:05 PM

 groundhog.pngPunxsutawney Phil, Official Rodent Meteorologist

Dateline: Gobbler's Knob, PA. Everyone's holding their breath to see what the world's most famous groundhog predicts. Will he see his shadow? Will we really have six more weeks of winter? It's been a pretty crazy year for weather everywhere, so you just don't know. What do you think Phil is hoping for? Alfalfa and berries are his favorite foods. And we've heard that he's looking for more diatomaceous earth (DE) to help control fleas. Lots of nasty bugs in those burrows. Phil's looking for an organic DE insecticide that kills fleas. Hey, we have a product like that!

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Topics: DEsect, organic insecticide, diatomaceous earth for fleas, diatomaceous earth insecticide

Effective Pest Control with Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 8, 2017 11:55:47 AM

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Thanks to Linsey Knerl from the Gardeners Path blog for the informative post!
Nobody wants to see this first thing in the morning when they head out to the berry patch. And if you’re visiting my homestead during the gardening months, you’ll hear us refer to “DE” almost daily.The powdery substance, known as diatomaceous earth, is one of my favorite weapons against garden pests.

It has saved my family from losing large portions of our garden to beetles, moths, and other crawly things.

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Topics: DEsect

Groundhog Day News: Punxsutawney Phil Uses Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas!

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 1, 2017 4:06:28 PM

 groundhog day.jpgPunxsutawney Phil, Chief Spokesanimal for Groundhog Day

Dateline: Gobbler's Knob, PA. Everyone's holding their breath to see what the world's most famous groundhog predicts. Will he see his shadow? Will we really have six more weeks of winter? After our record rains and snows this January, those of us on the west coast are hoping for an overcast day! But, what do you think Phil is hoping for? Alfalfa and berries are his favorite foods. And he's looking for more diatomaceous earth (DE) to help control fleas. Lots of nasty bugs in those burrows. I've heard he's looking for a non-toxic DE insecticide with no man made chemicals that kills fleas. Hey, we have a product like that!

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Topics: DEsect

Crazy ants driving you crazy? Can DE help?

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 1, 2016 4:41:44 PM

crazy_ant.jpg Crazy ant image: University of Florida

A few years ago when we first started working on our DEsect® organic insecticide, I noticed that “crazy ants” were on the list of insects that DEsect would kill. At first, I thought our product manager was playing a joke on me. I’d never heard of crazy ants before, and we did list other kinds of ants in addition to the largest number of insects killed on the label. I did a little research. Crazy ants are a real thing, and they’re terrible.

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Topics: DEsect

10 Reasons To Use Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden

Posted by Julie Brown

May 5, 2016 4:01:48 PM

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Finally, the weather's good enough, and we can all start gardening! From Natural Living Ideas, here's a good post on all the different uses for diatomaceous earth in the garden.  Time to get out there and use our green thumbs!

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Topics: DEsect

Garden Pests Are No Match for Organic Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 9, 2015 9:10:00 AM

From Todd Heft @ Big Blog Of Gardening

Diatomaceous Earth, derived from the fossilized remains of Diatoms, is a deadly weapon against many garden pests. Unlike chemical pesticides, it poses no risk for kids, pets, wildlife or you.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth for Household Use, DEsect

    

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