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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