Natural Flea Powder for Pets
Natural Flea Treatment With It's Own Duster
HOW DOES IT WORK?
One vulnerability most insects share is the danger of drying out. Their exoskeleton - the hard outer "shell" most adult insects have - safeguards their internal moisture. Inert ("safe") dusts such as DE are effective pesticides because they absorb water - protecting fats and oils from the epicuticle
(outer layer) of the exoskeleton, thereby disabling its moisture-retaining ability. The insect essentially dehydrates. DE works mechanically, not chemically, and it will remain effective as long as it's undisturbed.
DE is unique among inert dusts because of its abrasive properties.
The microscopically sharp edges of diatoms abrade the epicuticle, enhancing the dehydrating effect.
The use of inert dusts to control insects has been around for thousands of years.
Ancient cultures around the world used them to protect stored grains against pantry pests like moths and beetles. The same mode of action is used by birds or other animals that take dust baths - they are ridding themselves of their arthropod parasites.
In our extremely arid climate, DE's effectiveness is maximized because it is not limited by high humidity, and insects will desiccate more rapidly for lack of readily available water. Unlike most synthetic pesticides, DE won't break down in the presence of sun or heat, so it provides long lasting control.
IS IT SAFE?DE may be processed and graded for pest control on grains ("food grade")orfor crack and crevice type pest treatments. DE for crack and crevice pest treatments includes trace amounts of pyrethrin pesticides and other chemical synergists, whereas food grade DE is 100% diatomaceous earth without any added chemicals. Both food grade DE and that labeled for pest control will work to kill pests through desiccation; however, the crack and crevice DE containing pesticides and other ingredients gives an additional rapid kill effect.
Food grade DE is non-toxic and high purity forms are safe for human consumption, sold under the general name "Fossil Shell Flour". It is even allowable on "organic" labeled foods by the United States Department of Agriculture. The names and labels for food grade DE and general pest control DE are often very similar, so labels should be read carefully.
We supply 100% pure Fresh Water Organic Diatomaceous Earth in North Queensland. Which is composed of the skeletal remains of millions of fossilized microscopic diatoms that once flourished as a form of golden brown aquatic algae or plankton that lived in fresh water lakes as a food source for all kinds of aquatic creatures.
As far back as the beginning of the Cenozoic Era some 65 million years ago, diatoms have existed and contributed to the buildup of sediment on the ocean floor.
Fossilizing over eons of time into soft powdery rock many feet thick, geological forces pushed these deposits up to the Earth's surface.
Today, the deposits of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth or Fossil Shell Flour are mined and milled into a whitish powder are primarily from diatoms that lived in lakes which evolved mostly in the Miocene Epoch or younger time periods roughly 25 million years ago.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is an ancient substance and is truly a modern day natural treasure-a safer and simple solution to our everyday home, pet and garden needs.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is A Natural Form of Silica with many Amazing Benefits for the Family, Garden and pets/Livestock.
- Natural Wormer
- Parasite Control
- Flea Control
- Improves Skin infections
- Improves Fur
- General Health improvement
How to use
- up to 10 kg half a teaspoon per day.
- 10 kg to 20 kg - Feed at the rate of one teaspoon per day.
- 20 kg to 40 kg - Feed at the rate of 2 teaspoons per day.
- Half a teaspoon for kittens and puppies daily.
- For fussy cats – dust them with DE and they will lick it off and get enough be beneficial.
- Dust them for fleas and skin conditions.
For all animals in the house hold.