What is Diatomaceous Earth?
earth (DE) is made up of the microscopic bodies of fossilized phyto-plankton or
diatoms, laid down as marine sediment some 20 million or more years ago.
is high in silicon dioxide and also contains 15 essential trace minerals
including phosphorous, selenium, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper,
zinc and iron. Fed orally to your animals it promotes improved health, vitality
and productivity when used regularly. Contains less than 1% crystalline silica.
How It Works As a Natural Flea Killer and Against Other Insects
effectiveness of diatomaceous earth as a physical insecticide has been
confirmed throughout the world – for example by both the CSIRO and Queensland
alone. It has two modes of action.
tiny diatoms are razor sharp, getting caught in and abrasively rupturing insect
cuticles, an effect that is especially lethal to small insects making it a
natural flea killer. This then allows the desiccant properties of DE – due to
its high silica content - to take effect, drawing out the insect’s moisture
causing them to die of dehydration.
studies have proven the efficacy of diatomaceous earth not just as a natural
flea killer, but for a wide range of applications against both insects and
General guidelines are listed here.
Cats – 1 teaspoon/day Weaned
Kittens – _ 1/4 teaspoon/ day
Dogs – 50kg+ -2 tablespoons/ day 25kg – 50kg – 1 tablespoon/
under 25kg – 2 teaspoons/ day Minidogs – 1
Cows/Horses get half cup per day,
Sheep/Goats/Hogs get ¼ cup per day, For Chickens and other livestock you need
to weight the feed and add 2% of that weight in Diatomaceous Earth. Your
livestock will also get the benefit of over 14 trace minerals that make up