Question by  tncrane (23)

Is diatomaceous earth a good buy to get rid of fleas and ticks?

Will it get rid of other pests?


Answer by  Magenta (94)

Diatomaceous earth or DE is a natural tick, flea, and lice treatment for pets. It is also used to control cockroach infestation. Other uses of DE include insect control in grain storage and, in some cases, gastropod control in gardens.


Answer by  GoGreen (15)

Yes, I believe that diatomaceous is a GREAT buy for feals and ticks. It's safe, Plus it gets rid of fleas and ticks the natural way. I have never tried it with other pests, But it could possibly do the trick if needed, Only thing you can do is try to see if it works for you!


Answer by  Redhdz (527)

It is a sedimentary rock, mineral dust mined from quarries to a fine white powder. Within 72 hours the fleas and ticks will dry out and die. You can purchase a 5lb bag for around $14.00. It will kill pretty much any insect that comes in contact with it. I wish I had more time to tell you about it.


Answer by  justmesuzanne (625)

Diatomaceous earth works to kill pest by destroying their soft tissues. It is a good thing to use in your yard and around your baseboards to kill fleas - not so much, ticks. You want to be careful not to use it in areas where you have desirable bugs like lady bugs.

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