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When using diatomaceous earth for pest control it is helpful to be creative in your application methods. While many people simply use their hands or a scoop to sprinkle the powder in the cracks and crevices of their homes and throughout their yards and gardens, others come up with interesting and more efficient methods of applying the product. Below is a list of creative applicators that can be found or made with simple supplies that you may already have at home.


    • Panty hose

    • Burlap bag

    • Salt shaker

    • Ketchup or mustard bottle

    • Flour sieve

    • Colander

    • Mesh strainer

    • Coffee can with holes in the lid

    • Stiff broom

    • Leaf blower

    • Aeration fan

    • Makeup powder puff


If you’ve developed a creative method for applying DE to your home or garden let us know!


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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.