Food Grade Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth can be used safely with animals. Many farmers and pet owners use the Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth for a range of different purposes. They include (and not limited to) being used as a natural wormer thus eliminating parasites without chemicals, contains 15 trace minerals which is great for animal health, no feed withdrawal for milk or feed animals, decreased mastitis in cows and sheep, reduced scours, decreased mortality, better feed conversion, promotes shinier coats, gut cleanser of parasites, improved health, eliminates pests in stored grains, reduces flies, fleas, ticks, etc., reduces manure odour, quality drying agent, reduces moisture and pests in barns, coops, kennel, litter boxes, compost piles, and other moist areas, has antifungal properties, cost effective and Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth health benefits means a reduction in vet bills.
If you are building a new home, shed, or other structure that is the perfect time to use Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth and apply it on the inside of the walls, before installing insulation, in the attic, etc. to prevent pesky bugs now and in the future. Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth helps provide a nice safe home environment that doesn't have fleas, mites, ticks, flies, silverfish, cockroaches, bedbugs, centipedes, earwigs, ants, carpenter ants, red ants, black ants, and all other insects and bugs. It be applied along baseboards, under appliances, inside cabinets and drawers, inside wall outlets, lightly in carpeting, and anywhere you are having an insect problem. If the insect problem is coming from outside the home and the insects are now residing in your home, treat both outside the home and inside at the same time for maximum effectiveness.
Yard & Garden Applications:
You can apply Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth to many used round the garden. Apply to ant hills to control ant infestations. Small ants regardless of color may require a few applications to completely eliminate them. Large ants are eliminated within two applications of a reasonable amount of Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth being applied to their ant hill. Of course, you will need to find their home to completely eliminate them, but it will keep them away from areas you put Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth. Sprinkled around the house foundation keeps new crawling insects from coming inside. You can also mix food grade Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth with water to paint your fruit tree trunks with keeping ants and other insects at bay. 1 cup of Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth applied to ½ gallon of water works well. Be sure to stir frequently as the Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth settles to the bottom. Good as a white wash for wood fencing too. 1 to 2 cups of Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth per gallon of water can be used to apply in a backpack or hose end sprayer for problem infestations of mites, aphids, fungus problems, etc. Please note that food grade Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth will not destroy earthworms, if applied to the top of the soil in worm farms. It is actually beneficial to the worms.
Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth is nontoxic to animals and humans and while saying that, the powder is very abrasive so therefore it is important to avoid breathing it into the lungs. If you are using Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth in its powder form, you should always wear a mask before using it. You are not at risk from breathing the powdery abrasive if you mix it with water prior to using it. Often times farmers use Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth as an insecticide. They can blow it onto the crops and onto the soil, or they can spray it in liquid form. Anyone who blows Fossil Shell Flour or Diatomaceous Earth in powder form needs to protect their lungs and eyes by wearing a mask and goggles. Even though it is nontoxic, the powder will be abrasive to the eyes.