Diatomaceous Earth 85% should be lightly dusted and then raked or swept into carpets. Other areas of application will be in areas dogs cannot get to. Be sure to keep them out of the area until the dust settles.
The Diatomaceous Earth 85% is safe when used as directed. Mainly, you want to focus on cracks, crevices and wall voids. It is important to keep your kittens out of the treatment area until the application is complete being sure to only apply a light thin coating of the Diatomaceous Earth 85%. As long as it hasn't been misused or overused then the Diatomaceous Earth 85% is completely safe for pets.
When using Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lbs. on mattresses you are only applying to areas that do not make contact with humans, folds and edges as directed on the label. It would not be applied on other furniture, only under it. As the product is a desiccant, it can cause skin to dry out, so contact should be avoided. Hence, why you should wash clothing if the product gets on your person during treatment.
Diatomaceous Earth 85% should be applied dry with a hand duster or a power duster per the product label instructions.
No, Diatomaceous Earth 85% is not labeled to treat for head lice. You may find a list of products labeled to treat for lice here.
Lice treatment in your home isn’t as stressful as you might think. Since lice die so quickly away from their host, there is virtually no chance an infestation will grow in your home. However, when people in your home are experiencing an active lice infestation, it’s a smart idea to treat vulnerable areas and items with a mix of cultural and insecticidal control. Here are some tips on using products and techniques:
Yes, Diatomaceous Earth can be used as part of a scorpion control program. Please take a moment to look over our Scorpion Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing scorpions.
Diatomaceous Earth is not labeled for flies.
Are you able to hang a fly trap in the area? If so, we would recommend using the Flies Be Gone Trap. It does need to be placed at least 30 feet away from the area you are wanting to treat. It does have a strong odor when there are flies inside of it. It will protect the area between 50 to 100 yards away.
Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lbs. alone will not get rid of ants. It may kill ants that cross it, but it will not stop them from invading. You will need something they will carry back to the colony like the Indoor Ant Kit.
Diatomaceous Earth 85% should be applied to areas where these insects are found such as patios, outdoor sills, window and door frames. Dust around foundations, along ant trails and around sewer pipes and drains. You will need to reapply when the ground is dry again if the product has been washed away from these areas.
The Diatomaceous Earth 85% is safe when used as directed. Mainly, you want to focus on cracks, crevices and wall voids. It is important to keep your cat/dogs out of the treatment area until the application is complete being sure to only apply a light thin coating of the Diatomaceous Earth 85%.
Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lbs. is not labeled to eradicate snakes only the listed insects. We do carry snake repellents such as Snake Out and Snake Away.
Vacuuming after an application of Diatomaceous Earth 85% does have the potential to remove the dust. Sweeping it into the nap of the carpet using a stiff broom will help it to not be removed as much. Please keep in mind it is not labeled for moths. Depending on the type of moth you’re dealing with, other products that are specifically labeled for your particular pest would be necessary for treatment.
Diatomaceous Earth 85% is not labeled for fleas in the yard. We would not recommend using dust outdoors for fleas. When the dust gets wet, it will be ineffective. We would recommend using any type of dust indoors, inside the wall voids. For Outdoors, we would recommend using our Outdoor/Indoor Flea Kit. It should not harm lizards.
Diatomaceous Earth 85% remains effective in the control of insects as long as the product is present. It should be applied as needed if it is removed/washed away from the area.