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Is Diatomaceous Earth Safe for Animals?

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What Is the Difference Between Brown and White Diatomaceous Earth?


Each deposit of diatomaceous earth is different.


Currently, diatomaceous earth can be classified into the following major categories – food grade, feed grade and pool grade. Each category has its own set of specifications that must be met.


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Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth is registered as a feed additive for use in livestock feed as an anti-caking agent and pelleting aid. However, Red Lake Earth is also known to work well as a natural insecticide. This article explains how diatomaceous earth is safe for animals while at the same time an effective natural pest control product.



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How to Control Cockroaches



Cockroaches are one of the most common insects on earth and are considered to be one of the most successful groups of animals, with their existence tracing back over 300 million years. There are approximately 3,500 species of cockroaches worldwide, 55 of which are found in the United States.


Deter cockroaches from inhabiting your home and help to prevent an infestation with these useful tips and tricks!


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Food Grade vs. Pool Grade Diatomaceous Earth:
The DL on DE

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Whether it be for use with livestock, as pest control or as a natural health supplement for humans, the buzz surrounding DE is undeniable. However, there is a lot of confusion regarding the various types of diatomaceous earth and what they can and cannot be used for. So here it is...the 'down low' on DE!


What is the difference between food and feed grade diatomaceous earth?


Although these two types are very similar there is one very important distinction between them. Food Grade DE must meet certain specifications regarding heavy metal content. To be considered Food Grade, the Diatomaceous Earth must not contain more than 10mg/kg of arsenic and no more than 10mg/kg of lead.


What is the difference between food grade and pool grade DE?


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How Long Does Diatomaceous Earth Take to Kill Insects?



The amount of time that it takes diatomaceous earth to kill insects varies greatly depending on factors such as particle size, temperature, relative humidity, the type of insect as well as the extent of the infestation.


Diatomaceous earth may need to be left down anywhere from 1 day to a week or more in order to be effective against an infestation.


Although each situation will be different, in many cases results have been seen with


Bedbugs within 24 hours of properly applying the diatomaceous earth, with more substantial results after 5 days (120 hours).


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The Cheap and Easy Alternative to Getting Rid
of Bed Bugs

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Are you looking for a safe, easy and cheap way to help get rid of bed bugs? Diatomaceous Earth is your solution!


DE is nontoxic, safe to use and much cheaper than other alternatives!


What is Diatomaceous Earth?


Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring mineral composed of the fossilized remains of diatoms, tiny micro-organisms that lived in large bodies of water. This clay is mined and crumbled into a fine powder which can be used for many purposes including the removal of bed bugs.


How Does DE Work to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?


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Diatomaceous Earth for Humans: What You Don't Know

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Diatomaceous earth is quickly gaining popularity as a health food product for human consumption and many people do experience various positive results.


However, there are currently NO food grade diatomaceous earth products that are registered with the appropriate organizations to be sold as a health product for human consumption (although it may appear otherwise). This is due to the fact that there has not been enough testing done on the product to prove that it is effective or safe.


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We advise that you do your own research on the benefits of Diatomaceous Earth and make your own decisions. Choosing to use the product for uses other than what it is registered for is done solely at the risk of the end-user. We are not in the position to advise the use of our RLE products for any purpose other than what the product is registered for and what is indicated on the packaging.