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Natural Fly Repellent

Diatomaceous earth makes a great natural fly repellent around the yard and especially on the farm. Moisture and smell often go hand in hand, so DE is a great choice when drying to deodorize and dry these places out. Diatomaceous earth is effective because its porous diatoms absorb moisture and deodorize the area. Before treating areas with DE, it's important to understand the pattern for fly infestations. Dirty livestock habitats and built-up manure increases the rate of fly production. It's key to shovel manure frequently and maintain sanitary living conditions in addition to applying diatomaceous earth. As a bonus, flies typically avoid DE treated places. Once a fly is dusted with DE, the diatoms it will slowly dehydrate; however, in this situation DE works best as a fly repellent. Please see the instructions below for how to apply DE around your yard or farm.

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Natural Roach Repellent and Killer

Cockroaches can be a disturbance in any home. Because they tend to show up in the same area that is used by children and pets, it's worth considering a natural roach repellent. Diatomaceous earth is an organic roach control that is pet friendly. Not only will it rid your home of cockroaches, but it continues to work long after chemical solutions have worn away. Another consideration is that roaches also won't build up a resistance to diatomaceous earth like they can to chemical pesticides.

Read the following steps on how to apply diatomaceous earth to your home, and the steps to maximize its effects.

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Diatomaceous Earth Bed Bugs

Remember to be patient when using diatomaceous earth to treat bed bugs. Bed bug infestations are considered by many to be the most difficult infestation to deal with. This is due to a couple different reasons. First, bed bugs are nocturnal, which makes it difficult to monitor where they nest. Second, bed bugs need to come into contact with diatomaceous earth to be effective. You'll need to sprinkle DE close to their nest. However, bed bugs are tricky to spot, so you have to be very thorough when treating your bedroom. Scoping and inspecting the room is necessary in order to find their hiding place. Take a look at our 7 easy steps to treat bed bugs using diatomaceous earth.


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Natural Indoor Ant Repellent

Ants are one of the most common insects that invade the home. Depending on the climate, they can be anything from an occasional nuisance to a persistent pest. Being such a regular home visitor, there are many products devised to take care of them. So why use an organic ant control? It's a natural product mined from the earth as opposed to other pesticides with a chemical base. This is something to consider, especially when children and pets live in the home. It also continues to work long after any chemical products have evaporated, providing a natural ant repellent as long as the powder remains untouched. So how do you treat the indoor ant infestation in your home? Here are some steps for you to follow.

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Natural flea control & natural flea remedies


For natural flea control, diatomaceous earth is a green and effective product. Instead of environmentally harmful chemical reactions, DE works as an organic flea control through a mechanical reaction to dehydrate fleas and other bugs. Because the fossil diatoms are porous, they are very absorbent. Once DE comes into contact with a flea, it will begin dehydrating the flea. This quickly stops the flea's function to breathe or absorb liquids. DE is a successful flea repellent because the fleas will not become immune to it over time, which can happen with chemical products. For step-by-step instructions on home flea control and other natural flea remedies, check out our guide below.

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