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Diatomaceous Earth: A Technology Spotlight

Diatomaceous Earth is an inert dust and a form of amorphous silica.  It has been used for thousands of years as insecticides.  Inert dusts kill insects by desiccation.  It’s one of the first forms of pest control and a very cool history lesson for those who love to learn something new every day.  If you […]

Diatomaceous Earth: Friend of the DIY Pest Controller

Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring substance composed of fossilized shells and water plants. Since it is not toxic to the environment or humans, it has numerous uses in pest control. In this article, we will discuss diatomaceous earth and its various uses for the do it yourself pest controller.