Grandpa's Diatomaceous Earth is a food grade natural pesticide, deworming agent, bed bug killer, and daily supplement in one. This product helps you get rid of fleas, bed bugs, ticks and other insects by physically making little cuts upon contact with the insect's exoskeletons, causing dehydration and death within 4 to 12 hours. When mixed with animal feed, diatomaceous earth can also eliminate most kinds of parasitic worms within a week to 10 days. For cat owners, this product can also be used to enhance the cat litter's absorbency and control odor. As a daily supplement for humans, this food grade diatomaceous earth supplies the body with silica with 28 trace minerals to help support collagen formation in the bones, strengthen the blood vessels, stimulate the immune system and more. This multifunctional powder is made from 100% organic fossilized Diatoms, a type of algae. Unlike other brands, Grandpa's Diatomaceous Earth harvests diatomaceous earth from an extremely pure water deposit. Can be applied to your pets, home, and to your lawn.
Before anything, make sure you are using food grade Diatomaceous Earth! any other types can be harmful and will not work for flea control. so if the bag does not say food grade, don’t use it. All of Grandpas Diatomaceous Earth is food grade and you can trust it.
The best way we have found to make the applying for flea control easier is by using one of our E-Z Fill Dispensers.
If you have respiratory/breathing problems when the air is dusty, you may consider wearing a dust mask while spreading Diatomaceous earth around, it could get pretty dusty.
Due to the fact that fleas eggs hatch about a week from when they were laid, for full flea control, you will want to do applications twice within the first week (recommended). then once a week for 3 weeks following. Most people notice a majority of fleas are gone by the end of week 2, we recommend to stick it out for another 2 weeks to avoid a reinfestation.
1. To Your Pet
You can use this same flea control process with the wide verity of household pets we are just going to use a dog for this demonstration. Okay, you will want to take it slow the first time, to avoid wasting the diatomaceous earth.
Start at the tail of your dog.
You will want to dust forward against the fur of your dog really working the Diatomaceous Earth deep into their fur. (that’s where the fleas are located.)
Dust your entire dog, not just their back.
Avoid getting Diatomaceous Earth in their ears and eyes, only because it is a very fine powder and could cause some irritation.
No Need to wash off Diatomaceous Earth from your pet. (Just continue your regularly bathing cycle).
2. To Your Home.
You will need a vacuum and a broom.
Vacuum carpeted areas.
Use a broom to loosen up your carpet by moving it in small circular motions.
This makes it possible for the Diatomaceous Earth to get deep into your carpet.
This will disturb the fleas getting them to start moving around, causing them to leave their hiding places.
Apply a light layer of Diatomaceous Earth on your carpeted areas.
Also, apply to your pet's bedding.
Clean up after 24 hours. (there is nothing wrong with leaving it longer)
3. To Your Lawn
You will only ever need to treat your yard 2 maybe 3 times during the flea control process.
You will want to use the large E-Z Fill Dispenser or use a regular drinking glass.
Spread the Diatomaceous Earth evenly as possible across your lawn.
As long as the Diatomaceous Earth doesn’t get significantly wet or get rained on, it will remain able to work against fleas.
Apply more heavily in very dry sandy areas.
How to Take Diatomaceous Earth?
Mix with water or favorite juice.
1st Week - 1 teaspoon - AM
2nd Week - 2 teaspoon - AM
Thereafter - 1 to 2 tablespoon AM
FOLLOWED BY A GLASS OF WATER.
CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY!