Thomas Labs D/EARTH - Diatomaceous Earth (19260-Z)
D/Earth - Diatomaceous Earth
I love this stuff. I buy it all the time..
D/Earth is Awesome!
A friend recommended this to us for getting rid of ticks and it really works!!
I'm sorry, but this dirt doesn't work. I have and elderly dog that is almost 15 years old that had never had fleas and a 5 year old dog. I was looking to find something that I didn't have to use any chemicals in my house nor on my pets to get rid of the fleas. I read all the "hype and hoopla" that this stuff was supposed to be the best and it killed fleas in your (home) and my pet. I bought the 3 lb. jug of it and put it everywhere in my home. On my furniture, loads of it too to where it is nothing but a dust bomb in there. I put it in my carpet, on my dogs, in their beds and even in my sun room in the carpet, on the furniture. I put the darn stuff everywhere and I still had fleas. I'm sorry, but it just doesn't work, it is just dust in a bottle that makes you cough. I had to resort to a flea dip that I had to spray my home with and that has killed the fleas and continue to bath my poor 15 old chihuahua every 2-3 days and my 5 year old black and tan. I wasted my money on dirt. I don't recommend this for fleas at all.
I feel this has really cut down on ticks. I line the outside of the dogs fenced lot with it. I also put it in the garden areas where my cat lays and as she does not like flea meds nor collars I rubbed her down in it last week. I had gotten ticks off her two days in a row before that so far it is working on her. I am very pleased.
I just feel I am doing all i can by doing this as well as tick, flea and heartworm control.
Diatomaceous Earth has been long known as a useful tool against bugs and parasites. You cannot wait until your home is infested with fleas to use it. One easy way to determine if you have a flea problem is to place a pain white sheet of paper on the floor over night. In the morning you will see little black spots from where the fleas have been. If it is covered, I would suggest an exterminator coming in. If you have a few spots, wash all of your dogs, their bedding and toys, and dust your carpets and anywhere the animals hangs out with Diatomaceous Earth.
I also use Diatomaceous Earth when my puppies are young (3-6 wks) and start to have loose and excessively smelly stools (this is after I have already wormed them, so I know worms are not the issue). Puppies can pick up Giardia so easily from Mom when she comes in from outdoors. I mix it in their water. If you look at the "dust" from Diatomaceous Earth you will be able to see that it's not just another gimmick. This dust has sharp edges that actually scratch and penetrate the outer layer of the bug or parasite and causes it to die. I would not live without Diatomaceous Earth, and have animals......also works for birds!! (However I am not aware of the Diatomaceous Earth's ability to cut down on mosquitos).