• Apply NOW - Treat vine weevil grubs with Nemasys Vine Weevil before temperatures drop - CLICK HERE
  • Pest Alert - Leatherjackets are active in lawns NOW and conditions are perfect for treatment - CLICK HERE
  • Pest Alert - Chafer Grubs are active in lawns NOW and conditions are perfect for treatment  - CLICK HERE
  • NEW - Soil Blockers as demonstrated on Gardeners World - CLICK HERE
   

Diatomaceous Earth

£ 14.9900

More Views

Diatomaceous Earth
£14.99

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a very fine chemical free powder, which can be used to control ants and other crawling insects. It is used in the same way as ant powder i.e. "squirt" the powder wherever there is any ant activity, but unlike ant powders it is chemical-free and safe to use indoors, in the garden, around edible crops, in areas where children play and is safe to use around pets. Available in 100g puffer bottles or in 1kg tubs.

Select Date

* Required Fields

Description

Details

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is 100% natural and is supplied as a fine powder, which can be "squirted" where-ever the insects live or crawl. DE is the fossilised remains of diatoms (a type of algae). The diatoms have a silica hard shell which does not decompose in the lakes, or sea where diatoms live. Over long periods of time large volumes of diatoms are exposed on the surface of dried out lakes. Thousands of tons of this natural product are available worldwide.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) controls insects by physical means not chemical. It is applied to where insects live and is picked up by them and they will then die from contact within a few days. Ideal for use as follows :-

  • Squirt into the cracks and crevices of paving stomes / patios
  • Squirt into kitchen cabinets or around doors / skirting boards where ants are entering a building.
  • Rub into a cats / dog's coat to control fleas and ticks.
  • Diatomaceous Earth can also be used to control Earwigs, woodlice (& other crawling insects in the garden),
  • Worms in cats and dogs - simply add to your pet's food.
  • Flies in a wormery - add a dusting to the surface of the wormery.
  • Poultry mite both on poultry and in poultry houses.

Available in 100g Puffer Bottles or buy a 1kg tub with 1 x Puffer Bottle included

"Last year I had thousands of ants in a cavity wall. They just kept on coming and coming - like an oil slick on the floor! This year, I put DE into the base of the skirting board and I have only seen about 20!" Mr M by phone.

Reviews

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

FREE Delivery on all UK orders

Comprehensive Product Range Leading supplier to the amateur gardener

Over 25 years experience Family run business

Expert advice Get your questions answered