Diatomaceous Earth, Is It Any Good For Flea Treatment?

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Found 8th Jun 2011
Frontline Combo from the vets doesn't appear to have worked, Still got quite a few after 48 hours since treatment.

Has anyone tried

Diatomaceous Earth?

I suspect Frontline Combo may need more time to fully work but I could use Diatomaceous Earth around the home.

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Great stuff, it treats worms too, we started buying it for the chickens for when they get mites but also use it for dusting the cat, dogs, and rabbit you can also mix a little in their food daily (most animals but not rabbits though, check for dosage) and it prevents worms.


Sprinkling where you get silverfish with it gets rid of them and its also great for killing ants.



You can get bulk tubs on ebay but local poultry suppliers or corn stores (yes corn not corner) are best priced




The way it works is its really fine but sharp edged like tiny razor blades so anything crawling over them gets ripped to shreds, including hard bodied insects such as beetles.


Edited to add more info about Diatomaceous earth.
Edited by: "harlzter" 8th Jun 2011

blimey, sounds lethal (but fab all the same)!..

Cheap off the bay. Food grade also available which is supposed to be good for health.

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harlzter

Great stuff, it treats worms too, we started buying it for the chickens … Great stuff, it treats worms too, we started buying it for the chickens for when they get mites but also use it for dusting the cat, dogs, and rabbit you can also mix a little in their food daily (most animals but not rabbits though, check for dosage) and it prevents worms.Sprinkling where you get silverfish with it gets rid of them and its also great for killing ants.You can get bulk tubs on ebay but local poultry suppliers or corn stores (yes corn not corner) are best pricedThe way it works is its really fine but sharp edged like tiny razor blades so anything crawling over them gets ripped to shreds, including hard bodied insects such as beetles.Edited to add more info about Diatomaceous earth.



Awesome, Thanks, Sound's promising, Just bought some off the bay to try, I don't expect miracles but should hopefully keep the flea's at bay...!!!.

Can we got some to sprinkle around VB1 and Elton, keep them away from each other?

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The Therapist

Cheap off the bay. Food grade also available which is supposed to be good … Cheap off the bay. Food grade also available which is supposed to be good for health.



Not sure I'd eat it, Wonder if it works on headlice too?

samwants2save

blimey, sounds lethal (but fab all the same)!..



Perfectly safe if you swallow some, in fact as said above you can get food grade, thats why we like it its great at doing the job but harmless to all others and eco friendly too.

shauneco

Not sure I'd eat it, Wonder if it works on headlice too?



Looks like you can! google.co.uk/search?q=diatomaceous+earth+head+lice&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

48 hours since treatment.



don't give up hope, fleas come & go off animals maybe not all of them are poisoned yet.

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chalkysoil

don't give up hope, fleas come & go off animals maybe not all of them are … don't give up hope, fleas come & go off animals maybe not all of them are poisoned yet.



I hope so, But so far not looking very promising, In the past it's worked almost instantly and could see the flea's falling off, Now though it seems the flea's may of become resistant to the stuff.

Paid £26 from the vet's as well.
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