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Diatomaceous earth really DOES WORK!!!!!

We got a real bad flea infestation to the point when my dh stepped into the bedroom, it looked like someone put pepper on his feet. I looked up some natural flea killer and found this. it really did work, and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy!!! Even applied to my cat, he hasn't scratched or licked obsessively nearly as bad after the first hour! And its cheap!
Just thought I would pass this along...

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Michigan-Mom74

Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:50 PM on Sep. 21, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • I like the concept of ground rocks shredding the little effers :)
    I hate creepy crawlies
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 10:55 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • How do you use this and where do you get it? My dog has picked up fleas. We got a topical treatment for her at the vet's, have given her flea baths and sprayed and washed everything but she's still scratching a lot.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:56 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • Borax works well too. Sprinkle over all carpeting, work in with a stiff broom wait 20 minutes and vacuum up, or just leave it in toe carpet. Get a spray of some kind to spray under beds, couches, and "shadow" areas.

    We did that when we inherited a flea infested stray. Have not seen another flea since.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:58 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • "I like the concept of ground rocks shredding the little effers"


    Its not little rocks.. Its made up from fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae.


    Diatomaceous Earth

    Michigan-Mom74

    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 10:58 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • Mmmmm delicious
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:06 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • How did the fossil kill the flea?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:07 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • "How do you use this and where do you get it? My dog has picked up fleas."


    You can get it home depo.  Here it will be under "insect dust" but it is all the same..


    Here is some info on this here..


    http://www.earthworkshealth.com/pets-animals.php


     There is more info at this site for other uses as well.


     


     


     

    Michigan-Mom74

    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 11:10 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • "How did the fossil kill the flea?"


     It actually cuts their their hard outer shell that the fleas and sucks the water out their bodies. Since their body needs this to survive, they die after a short amount of time. diatomaceous earth is formed from algae with siliceous shells. When extracted, they are already dead, but their shells remain. These are razor sharp and while they are too small to even have a small effect on humans, they are deadly to pests. In fact, food grade diatomaceous earth can even be used to kill other pests like bed bugs, chiggers and gnats so feel free to try it elsewhere if you are having a problem with those in your home. Here are a few more implementations for flea control where diatomaceous earth is very useful


    http://www.thebugsquad.com/fleas/diatomaceous-earth-fleas/


    Michigan-Mom74

    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 11:17 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • gdiamante....Here is more and this also gives instruction on how to use and other reviews fro people using this stuff.


    http://www.thebugsquad.com/fleas/diatomaceous-earth-fleas/

    Michigan-Mom74

    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 11:19 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • "Borax works well too. "
    Ya I heard that. But I found a site that read said its extremely toxic substance for both humans and cats.
    Michigan-Mom74

    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 11:28 PM on Sep. 21, 2013

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