I am with you. I use it only twice a year. I stalk my garden with Lady
bugs, I use it when I get infested with the nasty bugs.
I love your videos, by the way. Your garden is definitely something to
Dayo Tomatoes earth seems like amazing stuff!
Hello Can you please tell me where I can get hand held crop duster like the
one here in your video or similar as long as it is handheld. Thanx again
the razor sharp, microscopic DE damages the exo skeleton of the bug… and
its not totally safe. for instance you couldnt pay me to apply it as she
does. you dont want that stuff in your eyes or lungs. is a legitimate
inhalation hazard. please dont do what you see here, use a mask rated to
handle particles the size of DE, seals around your nose and mouth, and i
also recommend goggles. better yet. i prefer lady bugs.
You all should definitely try using Orange Guard Home Pest Control. Its
natural, smells good, and really works!!
Good job on your video I liked it very much!
Very nice vidio awesome
you didn’t mention that there’s 3 different kinds of DE. the gardening
kind, the kind you use in swimming pools and foodgrade. i use foodgrade DE
on my animals. outside as well as inside. i sprinkle it on their food it
keeps them worm free. i also use it in the house for bedbugs i just
sprinkle it around the legs of the bed it will kill any small insect to
about the size of a scorpion but it won’t harm earthworms for some reason.i
also use it in my worm bin
how much is it?
@LucieLettuce If you get food safe diatomacious earth ( yes there are two
types one used in comercial pest control:added harmful ingredients, the
other is safe for human ingestion) it kills worms like no other and it
works in animals and is also safe for humans to. Icky thought but most
humans are infected with one type of parasite or another and never know it.
Just a cool piece of info 😉
That stuff is not safe! This is used in the mixture that you sometimes lay
tile on and we had a pipe flood our home which they had to rip the tile up
and ground this substance up without masks mind you. I was upstairs and
thought they were going to scrape it up and next thing I know my home was
top to bottom in this stuff. They didn’t warn us or cover anything and also
ran our A/C so it kept cycling through our home.
This was my primary concern, as I am gardening organically but really don’t
want to kill the beneficial bugs, but I am being overrun with army worms
and my manual pest control isn’t keeping up with the hundreds and hundreds
per plant on my twelve plants. I may have to do this to get a handle on it.
I don’t care… I would still wear a dust mask …and since people can buy
none food grade at Lowe’s ….. its better to play it safe …
Not exactly. It can be applied wet, and when it dries, it is still
effective. Also, added to food or beverages and consumed, it is effective
at killing intestinal parasites.
Only in the dirt. Don’t spray the foliage or flowers.
Supposedly, earthworms are not affected by DE like insects because they do
not have exoskeletons. Some people add food grade DE (stress on food grade)
to their worm bins to keep pests like mites from infesting the bin and
worms eat it without being affected.
It’s really important to wear a mask, this stuff can damage your lungs if
your not careful. Safety first.
This stuff is great for killing of insects b/c it has microscopic sharp
points that punctures the exoskeleton of bugs & the more they tread through
it the more damage it does. It’s the equivalent of a naked human walking
though a forest composed of shards of glass. However, it is not safe to
inhale b/c it does the same damage to your lungs. In terms of ingesting, as
long as you rinse your food b4 you use it, there’s almost no danger there.
I would never dust all my plants with DE because DE kills bees. We all need
to take special care of bees and encourage them to visit. The last thing we
want to do is kill them. There is no need to treat every leaf in the
garden. Really bad advice for people and I hope they don’t listen to it.
You can eat it – in fact it is good for your bones. we put in our daily
smoothie. Also rids you and your animals of parasites. Organic farmers feed
it to their animals it is good for their coats.
I used diatomaceous earth years ago in my library to get rid of silverfish
and it worked! But I have since heard that it’s illegal (except for use in
cleaning pool systems?). I always wore a mask when applying it because
it’s bad for your lungs. We’re talking about tiny slivers of rock! Not to
mention the bee thing.
love your post and am going to share it with all the members of my
community garden. I have found that DE did little to control roaches while
boric acid powder does the trick. Also the reading I have done indicates
that it poses little risk to bees but I am going to double check with our
bee expert. Thanks again for the great video. I hope to see more from you
All types of diatomaceous earth are, to varying degrees, unsafe for human
inhalation. Natural and food-grade DE can cause irritation of the mucous
membranes of the nose and mouth; therefore, a respiratory mask should be
worn when administering DE. Pool-grade DE is a respiratory hazard due to
its crystalline silica content. This high concentration of crystalline
silica is due to the partial melting of the DE; this melting and processing
result in a substance that is carcinogenic and should not be inhaled or
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