Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth: A New Construction Material?

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While many people find food grade diatomaceous earth a very useful form of pest control to use around their homes and in their gardens, some individuals have become very creative in their attempt to protect their homes from insects. Recently, individuals have informed us that they have applied DE not only around the perimeter of their homes, basements and attics but that they have also sprinkled diatomaceous earth in the walls of their homes during construction, in an attempt to deter termites and other crawling insects! In fact, customers who applied food grade diatomaceous earth in the walls of their home over 8 years ago have seen great results and have never had a termite problem!

Individuals have found diatomaceous earth to be very effective as an insecticide. In a world where sustainability is key, individuals prefer to use this natural method of insect control in order to minimize their impact on the environment.

We love to learn about your creative uses for this amazing product and to hear about the results that you have seen! Please share your story using the form below!

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