How does the insecticidal power of diatomaceous earth work?
Diatomaceous earth is marketed as a very fine powder that attaches to the shell of small insects.
The pest will then contaminate its fellow insects by bringing the diatomaceous earth into its shelter.
This natural insecticide will attack the protection of the carapace and weaken the insect until its disappearance.
Tips for using diatomaceous earth
The diatomaceous earth must be spread on the places of passage of the insects and also in their shelters. Diatomaceous earth is active in the long term as long as it is not in contact with water or humidity. Although this natural insecticide is not harmful to humans, we advise you to keep it away from children and pets. To treat large surfaces, we recommend you to wear gloves and protections (mask and glasses) to avoid potential irritations.