Diatomaceous Earth

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Brokor, Jun 11, 2011.


  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I know several people using it in Arizona as an insecticide!
    It works! It's easy and it's non-poisonous!
     
  3. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Back in the day, they put that stuff in all sorts of food products (e.g., pancake batter).

    Don't buy the stuff for pools if you're going to use it for an insecticide. The pool stuff is treated by some process that makes it useless to kill bugs.
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I use the same stuff in Yankee's video, picked up a 40lb. bag at the local Agway for $26.
     
  5. Huntinbull

    Huntinbull Monkey+

    Neat video. I am a firm believer in homeopathic medicine and preventative maintainence of our bodies.
     
  6. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    the stuff is very tiny glass-like particles
    very sharp and wicked
    pierces insect shells and makes them miserable
    much like glass fragments do us
    ive never heard of it killing much other than slugs
    but, hey, i dont know everything
    it does work tho to keep bugs away
     
  7. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    Interesting post thanks, Kingfish
     
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