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Absorbent Industrial Minerals

Mining, Manufacturing, & Minerals

As a fully integrated business here at Absorbent Products Ltd. that is involved with a variety of different industries and business sectors, we are involved with mining and the manufacturing industrial minerals. We own a total of four mines, with three of them being home to us in British Columbia, while the other mine is located in Oregon (United States). From our four mines, we are able to supply a variety of different materials and mineral sources such as Diatomaceous Earth, Leonardite (Brown Coal), Calcium Bentonite, and Sodium Bentonite. It does not just end there though, as we have a joint venture partner for Zeolite, which is a secure industrial mineral source.

List of Industrial Minerals

Diatomaceous Earth: These materials are a soft and crumbly sedimentary deposit that is formed from the fossil remains of diatoms. Diatomaceous Earth materials are used for such as abrasives for toothpaste, metal polishes, and even some facial scrubs, as well as other materials such as pest control insecticides and many other agricultural uses.

Leonardite (Brown Coal): These minerals are a soft, waxy, shiny, and vitreous mineraloid that is easily soluble in alkaline solutions. These minerals are oxidations products of lignite, which is naturally formed from either compressed vegetation or organic matter. One of the major uses for this mineral is soil amendment within the agricultural industry.

Calcium Bentonite: These materials have a unique composition that can absorb negatively charged toxins. They tend to be a compound that is an absorbent kind of clay that typically forms after volcanic ash ages over a long period of time. These minerals have been used for centuries as a way to detoxify the body, improve digestion, and even improve skin tone.

Sodium Bentonite: These minerals have a natural sealant that can temporarily help stop leaks until a permanent repair can be completed (depending on the situation) as the ingredients build a clumping effect. These industrial materials are generally used for sealing stock, feed binders, recreational ponds, dairy and sewage lagoons, and even city landfills.

Zeolite: These are minerals that contain a base of aluminum and a variety of silicon compounds. Zeolites are mainly used as a drying agent for detergents and for commercial water purification.

Learn More About Our Industrial Minerals

To get more information and read more about our involvement in mining and the industrial mineral side of our business, you can take the time to read through this link. In addition, you can always reach out to us here at Absorbent for any specific questions or inquiries at our contact page on our website. We look forward to helping you out and answering any questions you have about our Industrial Minerals!

Here at Absorbent Products Ltd., we are a fully integrated company that supplies a secure source of Industrial Minerals. For more information about the work we do with Industrial Minerals, please watch this video from our YouTube channel.
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Long-Term Food Storage Tips Using Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth for long-term food storage

With the time, effort, and money you put into having a well-stocked pantry, you will want to make every effort you can to protect it. More than ever, people have to rely on their “pandemic” pantry to bulk out their day-to-day meals, making the need to preserve and store your goods long-term that much more critical.

Long-Term Food Storage

There are few things more disappointing than seeing the food you’ve squirreled away for a rainy day ruined by the natural elements or, even worse, bugs. By knowing what your food’s worst enemies are and understanding how they can infiltrate your food will allow you to take steps to prevent them from wreaking their havoc on your supply.

When everything from sunlight and moisture to bugs and bacteria can damage your food, planning to store long-term foodstuffs, such as rice, dry milk, beans, or sugar, you will want to consider repackaging them to more food-safe containers than those they often come in. In North America, most companies package their dry goods in packaging that is more suitable for short-term use, meaning those goods likely will not hold up during their long-term storage. While the USDA allows for certain food defects in our food sources, it’s ideal for preventing them as best you can at all costs.

Here are five easy-to-follow steps for useful food storage that can be used alone or combined, creating a multi-barrier approach, which provides even better food security.

Polyester Film Food Liners

Polyester film food liners, such as Mylar bags, are another option for storing your dry goods for the long haul. While not a 100% barrier to potential oxygen and bug contamination, adding a thin film liner will ensure you have multiple barriers to protect your food. There are thicker grades of plastic worth investing in if dedicated long-term storage is the goal with this lifestyle change because while costlier, they can last up to 20 years.

Food-Grade 5-Gallon Buckets 

Simple Food-grade 5-gallon buckets are among the most popular storage device for those who store large bulk quantities of food. Typically, a food-grade container has the number “2” stamped inside the recycling symbol or the acronym “HDPE” stamped below it. Be sure to clean any storage container with warm soapy water and dry it thoroughly before placing any food inside. Spill-proof lids are super important too, and caps with gaskets and gamma lids are both excellent choices because they don’t require a lid opener. 

Desiccant Packets

Desiccant packets are a decades-old technology used to moderate the moisture level within a container. While highly effective, it is essential to know that desiccant is highly inedible, and if in any way exposed to your stored food outside of it’s packet protection, the entire food item will need to be thrown out. Also, note that you should not use desiccant with certain food items, such as flour, sugar, and salt, as these items need a certain amount of moisture to stay edible and not turn into a hard brick.

Oxygen Absorbers

Oxygen absorbers, which begin working the moment they’re exposed to oxygen, start working efficiently when you open the package. They can come in assorted sizes and are typically expected to add 2,000 ccs of oxygen absorbers to one 5-gallon bucket. While non-toxic and won’t change your food’s taste or smell, oxygen absorbers are not edible.

Food-Grade Diatomaceous earth

Food-grade diatomaceous earth provides a natural and sustainable approach to long-term food storage. Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. It’s organic and safe to use around food, pets, and children. It will act as an insect and pest repellent, in addition to being a desiccating agent. Sprinkling DE around your food storage containers and in crucial entry points to your storage room creates a significant force field around your goods. 

Diatomaceous Earth is used as natural pest control

Diatomaceous Earth is used as natural pest control in empty grain silos and storage bins. It can also manage insects on plants, deodorize cat litter, and kill external parasites.

Please Note: Diatomaceous earth can be harmful to beneficial insects like honey bees. Please use it with caution. Only food-grade diatomaceous earth should be used as an insecticide and in animal feed. Food grade diatomaceous earth meets stringent regulations in terms of crystalline silica and heavy metal content, making it safe for animals to consume.

If you would like to purchase Diatomaceous Earth to aid in your long-term food storage endeavors, Absorbent Products has several food-grade Diatomaceous Earth products that are available across North America, as well as specially formulated consumer products for the rest of your home or farm.

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Managing Ammonia With Horses

Diatomaceous earth to manage ammonia levels can be a helpful tool in the upkeep and care of horses. DE is the fossilized remains of tiny algae organisms called diatoms. Mined and milled from thousand-year-old lakes and oceans, diatomaceous earth is made primarily of silica and other valuable trace minerals including magnesium, calcium, sodium, and iron. As a naturally porous substance, DE is a beneficial agent for managing and removing moisture from spaces that is not detrimental to animals and livestock that come in contact with it.

In addition to the other notable uses of using DE in maintaining a happy, clean barn. Adding it to your daily upkeep routine has the ability to maintain and neutralize the buildup of ammonia for both the comfort and health of your horses.

An all-natural solution for preventing ammonia

Diatomaceous earth (DE) reduces build-up and controls odours, Stall Dry bedding freshener is a non-toxic, non-caustic and completely safe formula for your horse barn. By absorbing offending odours and moisture, there is also a reduction in the growth of bacteria, viruses, and insects, including house flies and darkling beetles.

Safe to use on dirt, rubber, metal, wood, and concrete surfaces to reduce unwanted odours and save money. A mixture of clay and natural blend of food-grade DE. The Stall Dry formula is perfect for the natural reduction and neutralization of ammonia buildup. High concentrations of ammonia in the air irritates the sensitive mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth increasing the susceptibility of animals to various respiratory infections. Most studies implicate finer particulate and endotoxins in the air as the primary factors. Managing ammonia concentrations at the floor level is where it is much higher. Horses are exposed to a concentrated dose of ammonia when sleeping or resting.

When used as a daily part of your maintenance routine, you can even lower bedding costs and reduce cleanup time by reducing the moisture overall. Manure is more comfortable to spread and has improved fertility value when spread on fields, with the DE itself aiding in composting.

To use Absorbent Products’ Stall Dry in your horse barn for effective ammonia maintenance and control, simply shake a moderate amount of product on the recently cleaned stall floor before laying down fresh bedding.

Where to purchase Stall Dry

  • Purchase Stall Dry for managing ammonia levels in your barn, please visit any reputable feed and agricultural supply stores throughout the United States and Canada. If your local feed store does not carry it, please ask them to bring it in for you.

Click here to find a distributor in your area (US distribution only). If you are in Canada or are unable to locate a distributor in your area, please contact us!

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Our White Lake Diatomaceous Earth

White Lake Diatomaceous Earth is a pure, fresh water Diatomaceous Earth. It is Food Chemical Codex Grade DE made of amorphous silica. Found in soil, sand, and stone, silica is a dexterous substance utilized extensively throughout the world.

You can purchase our White Lake Diatomaceous Earth through our Canadian and American distributors.

Absorbent Products LTD sources our White Lake Diatomaceous Earth from a deposit just outside of Vale, Oregon. Containing a naturally pure form of amorphous silicon dioxide it contains calcium, magnesium, and other beneficial trace mineral oxides.

Our White Lake Earth pure Diatomaceous Earth deposit contains a variety of fossilized Melosira species of freshwater diatoms, with a greater number of pores per diatom than those found in some other DE products, and hence has greater pore ratio per volume providing significant absorbent qualities. These Melosira diatoms are approximately 12 million years old and have a round shape. A deposit containing diatoms from this epoch can provide many more benefits than that of an older deposit.

Anti-caking agents can be added to grain, feed, and supplements to absorb moisture that can otherwise lead to clumping, caking, and mold. WLDE is registered for use as an inert carrier or anti-caking agent in animal feeds in an amount not to exceed two percent by weight to keep things dry and improve flowability while creating an unfavorable environment for mold and bacterial growth.

Diatomaceous Earth is often used as natural pest control in empty grain silos and storage bins. It can also be used to manage insects on plants, deodorize cat litter, and kill external parasites.

Please Note: Diatomaceous earth can be harmful to beneficial insects like honey bees. Please use with caution. Only food or feed grade diatomaceous earth should be used as an insecticide and in animal feed. Food grade diatomaceous earth meets very strict regulations in terms of crystalline silica and heavy metal content, making it safe for animals to consume.

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Bed Bug Control With Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth For Natural Bed Bug Treatment

As North America’s weather turns colder, the creepy crawlers who love to live in warm, dry locations move into our living spaces more and more. The most nefarious of these tiny invaders is the bed bug. Bed bugs prefer to live in warm, often soft, and fibrous locations like bedding, clothes, carpets, and furniture. As YOU are their constant supply of food, you make their move inside that much more appealing.

Treating With A Natural Pesticide

Diatomaceous Earth, such as our Last Crawl Pesticide Diatomaceous Earth product, is a natural and effective bed bug deterrent. Besides being cheap and free of harmful chemicals, it is easy to apply in and around your home while being safe to use near food, pets, and children.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) kills the adult bed bugs by absorbing the protective oily layer covering their exoskeleton. Without their oily coating, bed bugs will dehydrate and die within a few hours.

How Can I Effectively Treat For Bed Bugs Naturally

Before you begin, take steps to bug-proof your home by sealing up any cracks or crevices a bed bug can enter. By doing this first, the chances of re-infestation are much lower. If you think the bed bug infestation happened via bringing items or luggage into your home, remove those items from your home and treat using the steps below.

Effective natural bed bug treatment often comes down to 6 simple steps:

  1. Clean your home top to bottom, preferably with steam.
    • Bed bugs (and many other creepy crawlers) can not survive in high temperatures for more than a few hours. By steam cleaning your linens and furniture thoroughly with a steam cleaner, you will increase the overall temperature.
  2. Wash all fabrics and textiles, add a cup of vinegar to each load to boost the cleansing power.
    • Put all fabrics and washable linen through the laundry on the hottest setting available. Dry items on the highest heat setting available and store all washed materials in sealed plastic bags or containers. 
  3. Dust your carpets with Diatomaceous Earth, let sit, then vacuum.
    • Vacuum your rugs and carpets thoroughly. When possible, use a carpet cleaner to remove any bed bugs from the carpeting.
  4. Remove bedding and place in a sealed tote with Diatomaceous Earth and shake to coat/get into folds and let sit.
  5. Dust mattresses with Diatomaceous Earth, rub it in with your hand and let sit, vacuum clean.
    • Consider using a plastic mattress bag on your bed to seal it while the DE works.
  6. Repeat these processes with any fabric and soft fiber items or furniture that may be contaminated.
    • Dismantle you furniture as much as possible and vacuum every surface, paying particular attention to your furniture’s seams and frames.
    • Remove all your electrical faceplates and use an applicator to puff diatomaceous earth behind electrical switches and outlets.

Repeat this routine as needed. Follow these simple steps throughout every part of your home as necessary to break the cycle of infestation. With the continual use diatomaceous earth in your home, it will also help to prevent future infestations.

Please take a look at the extensive list of Absorbent Products diatomaceous earth products, all perfectly formulated for your home and agriculture needs.

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Diatomaceous Earth To Treat Goat Lice, Ticks & Fleas

Pest Populations Bloom In Early Spring & Late Winter

Goats can be host to two varieties of lice, both non-transmittable to humans as they are specific to the species but are highly contagious to other goats making them difficult, but not impossible, to eradicate. The two varieties of ticks goats are susceptible to are those that bite, and those who suck. Using food-grade diatomaceous earth to effectively manage and prevent a lice infestation can ensure your goats have a happy, healthy pest free life.

Early spring and late winter are when lice, tick & flea populations tend to bloom in numbers more rapidly. Whereas in the summer when you can keep your goat’s hair short, and the sun can keep pest numbers down – winter and spring infestations will likely take some additional intervention. While lice, tick & fleas are not life-threatening to healthy goats, they are uncomfortable and irritating to their skin, occasionally causing hair loss and potential anemia.

Symptoms Show Before The Bugs

A pest infestation is more often diagnosed by its symptoms rather than initial visual confirmation of the pests. If you part your goat’s hair, especially the hairs along their back, you will see small red headed bugs with brownish or yellow bodies. Biting lice variety will scurry out of view, the sucking lice will remain latched.

Pest eggs, nits, hatch about every 7 days, so treatment should be every 7 to 10 days as well until no signs of the nits or adult bugs are present. Take the time to choose the treatment you choose no only repels lice, tick & flea but also prevents the eggs from hatching and/or thriving.

Shaving To Control, Diatomaceous Earth To Prevent

To manage your pest population, shaving your goat’s fur as short as possible. With nothing to hold on to or to protect them from the sun, and the lice cannot survive. After shaving, clean out all the old bedding in their barn. Spreading a food-grade diatomaceous earth product like our Last Crawl™ Insect DEstroyer Insecticide Powder as a physical insecticide
that will not have any effect on the goats.

While no one looks forward to a lice, tick & flea infestation, these creatures are anything but indestructible. With a little preparation, regular treatment, and cleaning of their living spaces your goats will be able to live their best pest-free lives.

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Diatomaceous Earth To Aid In Composting

Diatomaceous Earth used in a home compost pile with tolls surrounding it.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a naturally occurring substance mined from specific lakebed deposits. Made up of fossilized single-celled planktonic algae called diatoms, the silica-rich shells of these microscopic organisms give this chalk-like substance exceptional porosity and abrasive property. With many commercial, agricultural and household uses, DE can even play a pivotal role in the health of your backyard compost pile!

Below is a collection of consumer tested application methods in which consumers have used diatomaceous earth like our Stall Dry product to help them with their at-home composting.

Unprocessed manure and compost piles can play host to the larvae of many types of flies. Most, like the common housefly, are harmless, since they do not often bite humans or animals, or carry harmful diseases. Outside of utilizing the pest control power of backyard chickens, the potential for a build-up of potentially harmful maggots could potentially contaminate your composting efforts. A simple sprinkle of a food-grade Diatomaceous Earth-based insecticide will keep your compost pile happy.

Due to its inert nature, Diatomaceous Earth can also be used as a chemical-free deodorant for your compost pile. With smells often being caused by an abundance of wet ingredients like kitchen wastes and fallen fruit, the absorbent nature of DE will allow you to deodorize the pile making it easier to integrate its use into your day-to-day life. 

As it only affects hard-bodied insects, peppering a light sprinkle of food-grade Diatomaceous Earth on the top-layer of your composting bin will allow you to manage pests and fruit-flies from your compost pile while still creating a nurturing and safe environment for your worms. Many people also find adding DE to worming compost can aid in some beneficial digesting and grinding of the food for the worms while benefiting the soil as it contains many good trace minerals.

*When using DE in your working compost be sure to use sparingly and do not mix in so that it does not pull too much moisture from the worms ecosystem.

Rodents like mice, moles, and rats can wreck your garden compost in no time, and if you don’t want to harm them, Diatomaceous Earth is here to help. Rodents hate the strong smells of essential oils like peppermint and lemon citrus and as Diatomaceous Earth is an excellent absorbent. These two ingredients can be combined to create the most potent organic rodent repellent that can keep the rodents at bay when sprinkled around the perimeter of your composting bin.

For a full list of items we suggest you add to your compost bin (in addition to DE) we have sourced a list from our customers on the blog. 

Now you’re ready to compost!

Please note: Stall DRY can also be added directly to the compost to help keep down the odor and absorb any excess liquid (just be sure not to add too much Stall DRY, as you want the compost to keep a wet/dry balance).

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Backyard Chicken Care

A red chicken stands on some stumps after taking a dust bath in diatomaceous earth.

If you want your backyard chickens to lead healthy, happy lives – Diatomaceous Earth is a must-have for anyone who owns a coop and has a flock of feathered friends.

What is DE (Diamotacious Earth), and how can it help my chickens?

Food-Grade diatomaceous earth contains finely ground and processed fossilized algae commonly called diatoms.

DE has a whole array of benefits for poultry’s health, from absorbing odor-causing moisture, to increasing the strength of their egg’s shells. Diatoms are essentially very fine, abrasive particles with sharp edges that have natural absorption capabilities. When chickens excrete, the resulting manure is rich in nitrogen, especially the chicken’s equivalent of urine – uric acid. When the manure then becomes wet, the nitrogen decomposes and produces a gas called ammonia, which gives off a pungent smell. Adding DE to your backyard chicken care routine will make for happy, healthy chickens.

How do I use DE with my chickens?

Absorbent Products has produced several Diamotacious Earth products specially formulated for use with your backyard chicken coop.

To Help Control Odor

Activated Barn Fresh, Fresh Coop Odor Control available in both a resealable bag or jug with shaker lid. It is a safe and easy way to manage the ammonia odor and moisture levels present in your chicken coop.

Sprinkling your Diamotacious Earth over the freshly cleaned floor of your coop before laying down new litter is a safe and effective way to capture the moisture that naturally collects there.

To Aid In Preening Maintenance

Absorbent Product’s Fresh Coop Dust Bath encourages your flock’s natural daily preening maintenance. Keep their feathers in tip-top condition by promoting and enhancing their natural dust bathing behavior. 

Sprinkle a layer of DE over your chicken’s dirt and sand tub, and let the chickens work it in. As the chickens play and roll around in the dust bath, they will cover themselves with the DE infused sand. Fresh Coop Dust Bath is composed of Food Chemical Codex Grade (Food Grade) Diatomaceous Earth and Calcium Montmorillonite. This unique natural blend of Diatomaceous Earth helps to keep feathers clean by absorbing excess oils.

To Lay Strong, Beautiful Eggs

Fresh Coop Egg-Layer Grit is our soluble chicken grit that is essential for healthy, beautiful eggs. Soft, thin, or missing eggshells are a sign that your layers are calcium deficient. A proper egg-laying diet will ensure they’re getting the calcium they need while allowing you total control over their feed. Fresh Coop Egg-Layer Grit offers an excellent, natural source rich in calcium for chickens.

For chickens that are over 18 weeks old, Fresh Coop Egg-Layer Grit can be mixed with coarse grain or free-choice. Grit is designed to help the chickens’ digestive system function well and break down the food as it should. The grit also helps grind down the food in the gizzard, keeping their digestive system happy!

Are there disadvantages to using diatomaceous Earth?

There are a few things that will affect the overall usefulness of Diatomaceous Earth that you need to keep in mind.

  • Unfortunately, Diatomaceous Earth can become less effective when wet. Limiting use to inside the coop means that you will mitigate problems in areas with higher natural moisture levels. Proper storage is vital.
  • When using a deep litter system, be aware that DE is unable to distinguish between good parasites and harmful parasites. Using DE with a deep litter system means it will disable your deep litter system’s processes.

Diatomaceous earth is a remarkable and versatile poultry product for any backyard chicken coop enthusiast. Regardless of the size of your flock, you will be able to reap the benefits of Diatomaceous Earth each day for your chicken! 

For customers in the USA – To purchase any of our Absorbent Product’s Fresh Coop products, please visit our US distribution page to find the retailer nearest to you. 

For customers in Canada – Fresh Coop products can be purchased on or please give us a call at 1-800-667-0336 or email us at We would be happy to help!

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Protecting the Harvest

Protecting the Havrvest


Fall is upon us once again.  For millennia, this season of harvest means it’s time to store the summer’s abundance for a long dark winter ahead.  People have used granaries for over eleven thousand years; archaeological excavations in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea have revealed storage structures at least that old.  In today’s world, grain storage can vary between a few pounds and several thousand tonnes, depending on the facility.  Large or small, grain storage can pose problems that are minimized by careful planning and preparation.

Structural hygiene is an important first step in good grain management.  Buildings, structures and grain bins should be well-maintained and inspected regularly for signs of pest intrusion and excess moisture problems. Eliminating weeds and shrubbery from the outside of granaries will reduce pest harborages. Sealing any cracks and crevices in and around grain bins is crucial to prevent intruders. 

One of the biggest threats to successful grain storage is excess moisture, according to the University of Kentucky – College of Agriculture.  Wet or damp grain will rot, and spoilage can spread quickly throughout a bin. The Grains Research and Development Corporation of Australia recommends treating stored grains with diatomaceous earth (DE) as a protective measure. 

Using DE has the dual advantage of controlling both moisture and insects.   The microscopic porous structure of DE is sponge-like, absorbing moisture from grains. This absorbent property is also effective as an insecticide.  The mode of action is mechanical, not chemical; DE kills the insects by desiccation, after abrading their waxy exoskeletons.

The use of diatomaceous earth can reduce or eliminate the need for strong chemical fumigants.  These insecticidal gases are very useful for grain protection.  However, they are toxic, must be applied by trained professionals, and can only be used after an infestation has occurred. DE treatments can help prevent insects, and in turn the need for fumigation.  In cases like this, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure!

Interestingly, our long tradition of grain storage has had a profound side effect for human-animal relationships.  It is widely theorized that wild cats first became accustomed to humans via rodent-hunting around grain bins. Both species soon realized the advantages of cooperation: cats provide the pest control and in return are rewarded with shelter, protection and affection.  The human-feline love affair has continued since.

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Cleaning up diatomaceous earth

Cleaning Up Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is an effective, safe insecticide product for getting rid of unwanted pests like bed bugs, fleas, and other crawling insects. Since diatomaceous earth does not have an expiration date, placing the DE in areas where insects may gather and where you would not necessarily notice the product such as crawl spaces, cracks and crevices, behind baseboards and . Once the diatomaceous earth has dehydrated the exoskeleton of these insects, you can remove the DE by following the easy steps below:

First, clean up may not actually be necessary, as many people will leave diatomaceous earth in and around their homes for indefinite amounts of time. Diatomaceous earth will continue to be effective as long as it remains dry. Leaving it alone works best when it is used in inconspicuous, out of the way areas like wall voids, crawl spaces, behind baseboards, and inside cupboards. In areas that you would like to clean up, try some of the following tips:

Before starting to clean, remember that although DE is considered safe to use around pets and humans, like any other dust, it may be irritating to eyes and lungs in large amounts. Many people suggest wearing a mask and glasses when cleaning up for this reason.

Carpets, Rugs, or Other Soft Surfaces

Diatomaceous earth is often used to control bed bugs, so it may be spread on carpets, bedding, rugs, and other upholstered items. Clean up of these types of surfaces is often best achieved by vacuuming the diatomaceous earth. Since DE is a sand material, it can be abrasive to vacuum cleaners with filters. You don’t want to destroy your vacuum cleaner, so it is recommended that you use a shop vac or filterless vacuum. Shop vacs are great because they have powerful suction and can handle the DE without any problem. If you decide to use a filterless vacuum, go about it slowly so that it does not clog your machine. If you still do not feel like the area is clean, after vacuuming thoroughly, you can use a carpet cleaner to finish the job.

Hard Floors

Hard surfaces like tile, hardwood, granite, cement, etc. are fairly easy to clean up. Using a damp towel or a mop, you can simply just wipe the excess away. When you are applying diatomaceous earth, it should be just a fine dusting of product, so wiping it up should not be difficult. After wiping, you can shake off the towel outside or in a garbage can, and then wash it.

The other option for cleaning DE from hard surfaces is to sweep it up. If sweeping is causing a lot of dust in the air, you can use a spray bottle with water to lightly moisten the diatomaceous earth so that the particles won’t become airborne so easily. After sweeping, just throw it away.