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Jessica from Gilbert, Az writes

Do you recommend using Diatomaceous Earth in the attic?

I have heard mixed things about using DE in the attic to get rid of a scorpion problem. Some say it works great. Others say that scorpions avoid it and to try a different type of dust. I just need the best option to put in my attic for a scorpion problem.


DE will work fine.  Like any other dust, it will only be repellent if you put out too much.  Piles of dust to insects and scorpions look like mountains and can repel them from the area because they do not want to walk over it. Dust should be applied in a very thin layer.  If you can see the dust, you applied too much.

Answer last updated on: 08/25/2011

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