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Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth is a good way to control ants, bedbugs, box elder bugs, carpet beetles, centipedes, crickets, cockroaches, earwigs, fleas, grasshoppers, millipedes, slugs and silverfish.

Diatomaceous Earth

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Diatomaceous earth (DE) is the remains of microscopic one-celled plants (phytoplankton) called diatoms that lived in the oceans and lakes that once covered the western part of the US and other parts of the world. These deposits are mined from underwater beds or from ancient dried lake bottoms thousands of years old. This means, diatomaceous earth has an unlimited shelf life provided you keep it dry.

Diatomaceous earth is mined, milled, and processed into a myriad of types for a large variety of uses. Filtering and filler are two main uses but diatomaceous earth also ends up in paints, cosmetics, drugs, etc. Because the milling produces different sized and shaped particles, it is important not to use the filtering type for agricultural purposes.

Our chickens are fed Thorvin Kelp daily. DE is kept in their nesting boxes to keep them, clean, dry and odor free
Our Chicks and chickens are fed Thorvin Icelandic
Kelp Meal and Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth daily.
Crawling insect control diatomaceous earth
is kept in their nesting boxes to keep them dry
to control pests and mites!

Diatoms (DE) are the grass of the oceans and lakes. Just as grass is the staple food of earth animals. Diatoms (algae) are the food of the ocean or fresh water grazers. Magnified 7000x, diatomaceous earth looks like spiney honeycombs.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is mined from the purest of deposits. Out of 600 deposits in the U.S., only 4 of these deposits rate in purity by FDA standards to be labeled as "Food Grade." The Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth is from the same source and the purity is the same as our Food Grade DE, Crawling Insect Control DE carries an EPA pesticide label and registration.

DO NOT use Pool filter grade diatomaceous earth. Pool filter grade DE has been heat and chemically treated and will poison an animal or human who ingests it, so it is always of utmost importance to only obtain Crawling Insect Control DE to use in and around your household.

One of the most exciting trends we have seen is the increasing use of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for human and pet health benefits, as well as using Crawling Insect Control DE to get rid of pests naturally.

Diatomaceous Earth clings easily to bodies of insects as they walk or crawl over it. Unlike boric acid dusts that work best when ingested, Crawling Insect Control only requires contact with the insect to be effective. It absorbs the waxy cuticle surrounding the insect, causing the insect to dehydrate and die. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural, mechanical insecticide that is an excellent alternative to conventional chemicals. Diatomaceous Earth can also have a very good long term residual effect when applied to cracks and crevices. This long term protection and control of insects can be achieved due to Diatomaceous Earth controlling insects by physical means, not chemical, because of this insects and pests do not build up a resistance to DE.

Perma-Guard Crawling Insect Control is 100% Diatomaceous Earth. It does not contain fillers or baits. The crystalline silica content is less than one half of one percent.


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Currently 50 pound bags is all that we have available in the Crawling Insect Control Formula.

If you need Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth that is not EPA registered or labeled for pesticide use, please click here for our Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth webpage. Food Grade DE is available in 12 oz., 2 lbs., 2.5 lbs., 6 lbs., 9 lbs., 12 lbs. and 50 lbs.

DE ~ 50 Pounds

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Product Information

Product Description

This product is a ready-to-use insecticide which provides effective pest control against crawling insects .Crawling Insect Control is a mechanical insect killer. Insects cannot become immune to its action. Insects come in contact or ingest this powder and die within 48 hours. This product is for use in and around residential, commercial and agricultural buildings, structures and their immediate surroundings, in and around food/feed handling establishments, in and around livestock and poultry houses and may be applied over the top while animals are present, on crops, and stored grain.

Perma-Guard Crawling Insect Control is 100% Diatomaceous Earth. It does not contain fillers or baits. The crystalline silica content is less than one half of one percent.

Indoor and Outdoor Application

Intended for application with a hand duster, power duster or other similar means for application to areas where crawling insects are found.

Apply Crawling Insect Control to cracks and crevices with the use of a bulbous duster or other suitable equipment. Apply lightly and uniformly. A fine, light coating such as what you would see when powder or baking flour accidently drifts to the floor, is the most effective.

Indoor Use ~Cockroaches, Ants, Earwigs, Millipedes and Centipedes, Crickets and Silverfish.

Lightly coat a thin layer of Crawling Insect Control in areas where these pests are found and may hide such as cracks and crevices, behind and beneath refrigerators, cabinets, stoves, garbage cans and in and around sewer pipes and drains, window frames and in attics and basements. Dust insects directly if possible. Repeat treatment regularly.

Fleas

Thoroughly treat floor and bedding in and around pets’ sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting and wherever fleas are suspected. Apply lightly to carpet, rake into fibers using a carpet rake or a garden rake. Leave the product in place for as long as possible then vacuum lightly. Reapply in 7-10 days as Diatomaceous Earth does not kill eggs.

Bedbugs

Dismantle bed. Use Crawling Insect Control in joints, crevices and where rungs are inserted. See that all interior areas are dusted. Dust mattresses especially folds and edges. All cracks and crevices in the bedroom should be treated.

Outdoor Use

Cockroaches, Earwigs, Grasshoppers, Ants, Crickets and other crawling insects: Lightly coat a thin layer of Crawling Insect Control in areas where these insects are found such as patios, outdoor sills, window and door frames. Dust around foundations, along ant trails and around sewer pipes and drains. Move woodpiles away from the foundation as wood is a favorite hide out for many insects. Repeat treatment as necessary.

Perma-Guard Crawling Insect Control is ORMI Listed.

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Livestock

For use in and around livestock housing structures, swine houses, cattle barns, calf hutches, loafing barns, horse stables and pet kennels. To control ants, spiders, fleas, houseflies, little houseflies, cockroaches, mites, litter beetles, hide beetles, earwigs, and other insects, apply dust evenly at a rate up to 6.5 pounds per 1000 square feet. Apply dust using hand or power duster, or as a slurry up to a 20% solution ( Note: 1.65 pounds per gallon of water = 20% solution). Apply uniformly to infested areas of walls and floors. Pay particular attention to cracks, crevices, bedding, wall voids and around window and door frames. Applications are permitted when animals are present and may be used over the top of animals. Donot apply directly to animal feed or watering equipment. Apply no more than once a week.

Poultry Houses

To control bedbugs, mites, litter beetles (darkling beetles) and hide beetles, apply dust to litter at a rate up to 4 pounds per1000 square feet of surface area or as a slurry up to a 20% solution ( Note: 1.65 pounds per gallon of water = 20% solution,). Uniformly cover floors and walls, paying particular attention to cracks and crevices, corners and underneath feed and watering equipment and lines. Avoid contamination of feed and water. Applications can be made up to 75 pounds per 1000 square feet for severe infestations andin moist areas. If litter is greater than 3 inches deep, apply up to an additional 25 pounds per 1000 sq. ft. per additional inch of litter. Applications are permitted mid-flock while birds are present, over the top of the birds. Litter should be retreated when replaced and before each new batch of poultry is introduced to the facility. Apply no more than once a week.

Crop Application

Crawling Insect Control may be applied to growing crops to control insects including, Cockroaches, Ants, Earwigs, Millipedes and Centipedes, Crickets and Silverfish, Mites, Beetles and other crawling insects. Apply as a dust up to 70 pounds per acre or as a slurry up to a 20% solution (Note: 1.65 pounds per gallon of water = 20 % solution), then sprayed at 44 gallons per acre (equivalent to 70 dry pounds per acre). Apply no more than once a week. Surfactants and wetting agents can be added to the slurry tank to improve adhesion of Crawling Insect Control to plant surfaces. Spray should be directed to coat all sides of the leaves and fruits. Product has been shown to be less effective when the relative humidity is above 65% .

Slurry Mixing When a slurry application is desired or being utilized use the following procedure:

  1. Fill spray tank using 2/3 of desired amount of water.
  2. Add up to 26.5 ounces (dry weight) of Crawling Insect Control to each gallon of water in the total spray mixture.
  3. After Crawling Insect Control is thoroughly blended add the remaining amount of water.
  4. Maintain constant agitation while blending and spraying.
  5. Spray application area enough to wet the area but not to the point of runoff.
  6. Slurry treatments are intended for outdoor applications and all applications to livestock, poultry and crops. Slurry treatments are not intended to be made inside human living areas
Food areas of food/feed handling establishments

Food/feed handling establishments are places other than private residences in which food/feed is held, processed, prepared or served.

To control Asian Lady Beetles, Box Elder Bugs and Cluster Flies: Apply Crawling Insect Control where these insects may be entering the structure, traveling, breeding or living. Remove or cover all food or feed items in the treatment area before applying product. Treat open spaces below floors, above ceilings, within walls, under stairs, underneath and behind equipment or appliances, around pipes and sinks, in utility closets and around garbage and waste cans. In food handling areas, or areas where food or feed products are prepared or stored, apply as a crack crevice or spot treatment. As a crack & crevice treatment, apply sparingly into cracks and crevices using equipment designed to place powder into specific locations. Limit spot treatments to walls or floors where pests are suspected of hiding. No individual spot treatments should exceed 2 square feet. For best results, apply to dry areas. Apply no more than once a week.

Other Uses (Indoor and Outdoor Applications)

Crawling Insect Control is intended for application with a hand or power duster for application to areas where insects are found. Apply Crawling Insect Control to cracks and crevices with the use of a bulbous duster or hand duster. Apply lightly and uniformly. In living areas, make application in such a manner as to avoid deposits on exposed surfaces or introducing the material into the air. Treat a small area of the surface to be treated and look for staining or other adverse reaction before making regular application. To apply insecticide directly into cracks and crevices, use a bulbous duster or other suitable equipment. Apply lightly and uniformly to infested areas. The amount of product to be applied will vary with the site but should usually be in the range of 1-5 oz/100 square feet.

Indoor use: Cockroaches, Ants, Earwigs, Millipedes and Centipedes, Crickets and Silverfish. Lightly coat a thin layer of Crawling Insect Control in areas where these pests are found and may hide such as cracks and crevices, behind and beneath refrigerators, cabinets, stoves, garbage cans and in and a round sewer pipes and drains, window frames and in attics and basements. Dust insects directly if possible. Apply no more than once a week.

Fleas: Thoroughly treat floor and bedding in and around pets’ sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting and wherever fleas are suspected.

Carpet Beetles: Dust along baseboards, carpet edges, under carpeting, furniture, in closets and shelving where these insects are seen or suspected.

Bedbugs: Dismantle bed. Use Crawling Insect Control in joints, crevices and where rungs are inserted. See that all interior areas are dusted. Dust mattresses especially folds and edges. All cracks and crevices and around window openings in the bedroom should be treated.

Outdoor use: Crawling Insect Control is intended for application with a hand duster, power duster or as a slurry for application to areas where insects are found.

Cockroaches, Earwigs, Grasshoppers, Ants, Crickets and other insects: Lightly coat a thin layer of Crawling Insect Control in areas where these insects are found such as patios, outdoor sills, window and door frames. Apply around foundations, along ant trails and around sewer pipes and drains. Apply no more than once a week.

Cautions/Warnings

DE manufacturers who work in diatomaceous earth mines 5 days/week advise inhaling it is not a problem (though of course, don't be snuffing it) and we have not had problems when inhaling DE in small amounts. IF you have asthma or some other lung ailment, either wear a mask or be very careful when using food grade diatomaceous earth.

Do NOT get diatomaceous earth in the eyes. DE is drying to the eyes, so do NOT put it out when you or your pets are down wind of it. DE is drying to your skin, hands, and feet, just as it can be to your pets.

Do NOT use heavily in carpet. Some advise too much DE causes vacuum problems.

NEVER use pool filter grade or any diatomaceous earth other than those labeled "Food Grade" for yourself or your animals. It can poison or kill them.

Some people experience a healing crisis (detox reaction) when beginning DE consumption. If this occurs, reduce the dose, untill your body is cleansed, and then increase to the RDA.

Reviews

The testimonials and reviews below are presented for informational purposes only and are not intended as an endorsement of any product. The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your doctor or local veterinarian.

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