Diatomaceous earth (DE) is the remains of microscopic one-celled plants (phytoplankton) called diatoms that lived in the oceans and lakes that once covered the western part of the US and other parts of the world. Diatoms (algae) are the grass of the oceans and lakes. Just as grass is the staple food of earth animals, diatoms are the food of the ocean or fresh water grazers. Magnified 7000 times, diatomaceous earth looks like spiny honeycombs.
Diatomaceous earth is mined from underwater beds or from ancient dried lake bottoms thousands of years old. This means, diatomaceous earth has an unlimited shelf life provided you keep it dry. Diatomaceous earth is mined, milled, and processed into a myriad of types for a large variety of uses. Filtering and filler are two main uses but diatomaceous earth also ends up in paints, cosmetics, drugs, chemical insecticides, etc. Because the milling produces different sized and shaped particles, it is important not to use the filtering type for agricultural purposes. Our diatomaceous earth is organic OMRI listed Food Chemical Codex Grade. It is a non-treated, non-calcined fresh water Diatomaceous Earth. It comes from fresh water lake beds and is mined, crushed, sifted, bagged, pure white in color and contains less than .5% crystalline silica.
There are food grade diatomaceous earth products that are yellow or tan in color which indicates higher iron content. Those which are gray in color contain more clay.
DE is EPA approved; To be mixed with grains to control meal worms as well as other pests and has been exempted from tolerance requirements as an inert, inactive ingredient in chemical pesticides.
For treatment of indoor and outdoor crawling insects DE is USDA approved
As an anti-caking agent for animal feed DE is FDA approved:For internal and external use and has a rating of food chemical codex grade
Features : External pest control; fleas, ticks, ants, mites, bedbugs, even scorpions! *Natural de-wormer; pets, livestock and people. *Non toxic safe for pets and people in and around the environment. *Anti caking agent
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