Diatomaceous Earth. I couldn't even pronounce it a month ago, much less explain to you what it was. But I've been looking into safe natural options for pest control lately, and it's been coming up again and again. I figured I better get with the program and find out a little more about this new product. Let's all say it together now - DIE-uh-tum-ay-shus!
Basically, diatomaceous earth is a fine powder composed of the crushed fossilized exoskeletons of microscopic diatoms. It's a desiccant, which means it sticks to and dries up the waxy outer shells of bugs like fleas and ticks, and kills them by dehydration. Unlike pretty much EVERY other flea and tick product, it does not contain any chemicals or even herbs! It's a completely physical process, which means it's 100% natural and safe. It's actually really versatile as well - it can be rubbed directly into your pet's coat, sprinkled onto their bedding, your carpet, and your furniture. It can even be taken internally as a dewormer! It takes 48-72 hours for the pests to dehydrate and die, and there is NO risk of drug reaction with other treatments, so it can be used in conjunction with Frontline or other types of chemical treatments. I know this time of year some pets can develop an immunity to Frontline and other spot-ons, so it's a good time to double up on the protection.
The product we carry is food-grade Diatomaceous Earth made by Lumino. NEVER use Pool Filter Grade Diatomaceous Earth around animals. It is toxic and harmful.
We have a few sample bags at the shop if you want to try before you buy, or a 5 oz jug is $13.99.