Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

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Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

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Product Overview

Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is an all-natural Diatomaceous Earth that is used as an anti-caking agent when mixed in animal feed. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is composed of shells from Diatoms that drift to the bottom of the lake bed or ocean and form layers.  These Diatom shells are not food and are not digested. When these tiny shells pass through the digestive tract, they absorb positively-charged viruses and bacteria, hold them, and take them out of the body, which effectively destroys parasites. The process is entirely physical and not a chemical action. This is also OMRI (Organic Minerals Research Institute) listed for organic use and is guaranteed to be free from additives.   Comes with a powder duster for easy and efficient application.

NOTE: This is food grade, however, it is not safe for HUMAN CONSUMPTION. DO NOT EAT.

**Not to be used for insect control**

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Natural Diatomaceous Earth (DE) - Amorphous Silica: 100%
For use in: Feed supplement for Goats, Sheep, Swine, Cattle, Horses, Fowl, Poultry, Dogs and Cats
Application: * See Label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as described on label.
Special Features: 100% Natural
Parts Included: Powder Duster
Shipping Weight: 2.12 lbs
Manufacturer: P.F. Harris Manufacturing Co. (Mfg. Number: DE-FG2P)
UPC: 072725004076

Details

Goats, Sheep and Swine

Animals kept in limited enclosures should be fed 2% of the total weight of their feed. This means that for every 50 lbs. of feed you should mix in 1 lb. of DE.

Experience shows that goats and sheep will eat approximately 2 to 3 1/2 oz. daily. You can top dress - add the 2 oz. of DE to the bucket of feed and mix it in. Or, empty a 50 lb. bag into a pan they can't kick over and allow the animals to eat "free choice." Lastly, have your feed mill mix 50 lbs. if DE to every ton of your textured or pellet feed.

Cattle and Horses

Generally speaking, these animals will get enough DE if you mix 1/2 - 1 coffee mug of DE with feed for each animal daily, or a minimum of 4 oz. daily.

For Calves: 1 1/2 oz. to one gallon of milk replacement. At calf weight of 300-150 lbs., start with 2 oz.

Fowl and Poultry

Chickens are easy. They will do well if you provide a pan for them to dust in or eat free choice. Put DE in their favorite dusting spots, and they very obligingly throw it all over themselves without you having to do any work at al. However, the best way is to have your mill add 1/2 to 1% to a pellet. DE is safe to add to nests, too. If you are mixing DE into the feed yourself, please use 1/2 to 1% of the total weight of the dry ration.

Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats may balk at having DE sprinkled directly onto dry food. After a while, they will adjust, and often lick the bowl! To make life easier, add DE to wet food or table scraps, and mix thoroughly, then add in the kibble. Your dogs and cats will happily eat it up, and you will know they got the amount they need.

Application Rates for Dogs and Cats:

  • Cats: 1/2 - 1 teaspoon
  • Kittens: 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dogs 100 lbs. +: 2 tablespoons
  • Dogs 50 lbs. to 100 lbs.: 1 tablespoon
  • Dogs under 50 lbs.: 2 teaspoons
  • Mini dogs: 1/2 teaspoon
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Love the spray dispenser! Made product much more effective.

    By June on 02/22/2019

    I purchased Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth from another vendor but it did not come with a dispenser and wasn't as useful or effective against fleas as the Harris product with dispenser.

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Is Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth human consumable, also?

Can humans take this as a detox?

A

No, Harris Food Grade Diotonaceous Earth is not safe for humans to use or to consume; it is only for use for animals as listed on the product label.

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Is Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth as effective on insects as Diatomaceous Earth 85%?
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These products are labeled for different uses.  Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is labeled for use as a feed supplement, not as an insecticide like the Diatomaceous Earth 85%.  

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Is Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth safe to be used in a house with kids?

I understand this is food grade but not safe for human consumption. I want to use it around the house and I have two kids. Would it be safe to use?

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As long as Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is used according to the label it will not be harmful in a household where children are present. 

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Is Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth safe for human consumption? Which one is?
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Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is food grade, however, it is not safe for HUMAN CONSUMPTION. DO NOT EAT. We do not carry any Diatomaceous Earth that is labeled for human consumption. 

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Can Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth be used kill ticks in the home?
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Harris Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is not labeled to treat indoor for ticks. We suggest using our Indoor Tick Kit. It contains the professional pest control products needed to successfully treat active infestations of ticks indoors. You may also want to look over our Tick Control guide for more information.  

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