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♥Daily recommended food grade DE feeding rates:
Kittens - 1/2 teaspoon
Cats, Rabbits - 1 teaspoon
Puppies - 1/2 to 1 tsp.
Dogs under 35 lbs. - 1 teaspoon
Dogs over 35 lbs. - 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. - 2 tablespoons
Cattle, Dairy Cows, & Hogs - 2% of dry feed ration
Chickens - 5% in feed
Goats, Sheep, Alpacas, & Llamas - 2% in grain
Horses - 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
Zoo animals - 2% in daily feed
*Humans - 1 heaping tablespoon daily
Internal feeding of food grade DE helps eliminate most internal worms, including roundworms, pin worms, tapeworms, etc. It's also excellent when fed daily to keep down fly loads, since food grade DE is eliminated from the body, exactly the way it went in, it helps reduce the manure odor and kills flies that come in contact with it.
Mix in animal feed or grain &/or feed free choice. Goats, fowl, & dogs eat it free choice.
*Some recommend to dose humans by mixing food grade DE in a glass of water before bed or first thing in the morning, well before breakfast, to allow DE time to move through and absorb toxins from ones digestive tract without interfering or absorbing nutrients from foods or liquids. Some report great results consuming 1 tsp. in a glass of water prior to each meal, 3x/day. It is best to start at a small dose - 1/2 tsp. for the first few days while making sure to drink plenty of clean fresh pure water (not city tap water) & slowly increasing the dose as your body tells you it is okay to do so & to make sure you don't have a heavy detox. Safe to use during pregnancy.
♥INTERNAL PARASITE CONTROL: Food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) makes a very effective natural insecticide. The insecticidal quality of DE is due to the razor sharp edges of the diatom remains. When DE comes in contact with the insects, the sharp edges lacerate the bugs waxy exoskeleton and then the powdery DE absorbs the body fluids causing death from dehydration.
Food grade DE has been used for at least two decades as a natural wormer for livestock. To be most effective, food grade DE must be fed long enough to catch all newly hatching eggs or cycling of the worms through the lungs & back to the stomach. A minimum of 60 days is suggested by many, 90 days is advised for lungworms.
Food grade DE works in a purely physical/mechanical manner, not "chemical" it has no chemical toxicity. Parasites don’t build up a tolerance/immunity to its chemical reaction, so rotation of wormers is unnecessary. It is perfectly safe for oral consumption.
DE is the remains of microscopic one-celled plants (phytoplankton) called diatoms that lived in the oceans & lakes that once covered the western part of the US & other parts of the world. These deposits are mined from underwater beds or from ancient dried lake bottoms thousands of years old. DE has an unlimited shelf life if you keep it dry.
Food grade DE is EPA approved to be mixed with grains to control mealworms & other pests & has been exempted from tolerance requirements as an inert, inactive ingredient in chemical pesticides. DE is EPA approved against indoor & outdoor crawling insects. DE is FDA approved for internal and external use.
♥HOME APPLICATIONS: If you are building a new home, barn, or other structure that is the perfect time to use DE & apply it on the inside of the walls, before installing insulation, in the attic, etc. to prevent pesky bugs now & in the future. DE 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, & all other insects and bugs.
Food grade DE can be applied along baseboards, under appliances, inside cabinets & drawers, inside wall outlets, lightly in carpeting, & anywhere you are having an insect problem. Test lightly in an area of your home that you want to apply it to make sure you & your family don't have a reaction to it, then apply or reapply as needed. Bugs lay larvae or eggs, so DE must be left out long enough for the hatchlings to come in contact with it. You can vacuum the treated areas once/week (make sure some DE is in the vacuum bag to dehydrate any live insects you vacuum up), then reapply if needed. Since most insects have a laying cycle of 7 to 21 days, treating inside the home for at least 30 days for best effectiveness.
If the insect problem is coming from outside the home & the insects are now residing in your home, treat both outside the home & inside at the same time for maximum effectiveness.
♥EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS FOR DOGS & CATS: Lightly rub food grade DE into pets coat, fur, & bedding to dehydrate fleas, lice, mites, & ticks. Dust them lightly, but thoroughly, as in order to kill the parasites, they must come in contact with the DE. Note, external application can take up to 72 hours to dehydrate external parasites.
Lightly sprinkle in household carpet. Leave for 2-3+ days, then vacuum.
♥EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS FOR LIVESTOCK, BARNS, COOPS, KENNELS, & LITTER BOXES: Use DE throughout the barn, fowl coops, & pastures. Sprinkle DE on wet spots to help dry them out and keep flies from laying eggs. It helps keep the crickets, ants, silverfish, roaches, earwigs, flies, mites, & all other disgusting insects from bothering us and our wonderful animals.
Food grade DE is excellent in the fowl coops – on the ground, in nesting/dusting boxes to prevent lice & mites. Sprinkle directly on fowl feathers to eliminate mites & lice. One thorough application of DE has their feathers growing back quickly.
Food grade DE applied to manure piles keeps fly loads down/eliminated.
Dairy cow owners put food grade DE in burlap bags, so cows can rub against it & sprinkle themselves with DE, which helps to eliminate flies, that land on them, as well as lice, mites, & ticks.
Apply to moist kennel areas to reduce odors, dry the area, & prevent pest breeding.
Deodorizing & absorption are natural functions of DE, so add to kitty litter to absorb odors & keep the litter box drier.
A small amount of food grade DE applied to livestock water keeps algae from growing on hot summer days. The amount of DE you need to apply depends on the size and color of the water container and climate temperature. Start by experimenting with a small amount of DE in the water container and increase as/if needed.
Food grade DE is great for compost piles, to prevent breeding pests & control odors. It will not harm earthworms, provided you just apply to the top of the compost or worm farm soil. The earthworms will slowly work the DE into the soil making them healthier, as well as the soil. Of course, if you put the earthworms in a bucket of DE, it will dehydrate them.
Use food grade DE on barn floors at kidding time, instead of using lime which can be toxic. This helps prevent flies, mites, fleas, lice, earwigs, termites, & other pests from breeding & keeps the newborn kids healthy, happy, strong, & disease free.
♥YARD, GARDEN, & LANDSCAPE APPLICATIONS: DE’s minerals are great for the yard & gardens.
Apply DE to ant hills. Small ants, regardless of color, may require a few applications to completely eliminate them, as they burrow new hills elsewhere, after covering their initial hill with DE, but if you keep at it, eventually they disappear. Big ants are eliminated within two applications of a reasonable amount of DE applied to their ant hill. Ants in trash cans can be controlled by either painting DE around the bottom of the trash can or sprinkling it dry around it. They'll go elsewhere, as they do not like walking over DE. Of course, you will need to find their home to completely eliminate them, but it will keep them away from areas you put DE. Sprinkled around the house foundation keeps new crawling insects from coming inside.
Fire ants will need regular application of DE to eliminate them, but if you continue regular applications, it will eliminate the fire ants.
Mix food grade DE with water to paint fruit tree trunks with it, like a white wash. The DE keeps ants off fruit trees. 1C applied to ½ gal. of water works well. Be sure to stir frequently as the DE settles to the bottom. Good as a white wash for wood fencing too.
1 - 2C per gal. of water can be used to apply DE in a backpack or hose end sprayer for problem infestations of mites, aphids, fungus problems, etc. Food grade DE will turn whatever you paint or spray with it white – so it may look like a “white” winter at your place.
Food grade DE will not destroy earthworms, if applied to the top of the soil in worm farms and the worms are allowed to work it into the soil on their own. It is actually beneficial to the worms & compost just make sure to allow the worms to do the work and not bury them in the DE.
♥OUTDOOR BUGS AFFECTED BY DE: Ants, fire ants, caterpillars, cut worms, army worms, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, snails, spiders, termites, scorpions, silverfish, lice, mites, flies, centipedes, earwigs, slugs, aphids, Japanese beetles (grub stage), bed bugs, fruit flies, corn earworm, cucumber beetles, corn borer, sting bugs, squash vine borers, thrips, loopers, etc., etc.
Pests that lay eggs may require a second application to catch the hatching eggs.
♥MINERALIZATION: Natural food grade DE contains 15 trace minerals: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc iron, phosphorous, selenium, etc. People note shinier coats, better overall health, better production, etc. in their animals who are fed food grade DE regularly.
♥FLY CONTROL: Used daily, DE helps eliminate fly populations used in conjunction with beneficial/parasitic nematodes in wet or moist garden areas. Sprinkle DE on livestock when flies are present. Dust barns, coops, after mucking & throw on top of manure/compost piles. Feed it daily to all dogs, cats, fowl, & livestock, so it comes out in the manure of each animal as well & prevents flies from growing in the manures.
Farmers hang burlap bags full of DE for the cattle to rub against and keep themselves dusted, which eliminates flies and other pests that land on them.
DE can be put in a backpack sprayer mixed with water to spray your barn or coop buildings. Reapply DE when rain or water washes or wind blows it away.
♥GRAIN STORAGE & PROTECTION: food grade DE is a healthy non-toxic alternative to chemical contamination of stored grain. When the grain is to be used, food grade DE can be easily removed, but need not be. Since it is “food grade”, makes no difference in taste or cooking quality, & adds 15 trace minerals. Suggested grain storage use: 1 cup of DE will protect 50 #'s of grain -- 5 cups of food grade DE will protect 300 #'s of grain -- 7 lbs. of DE will protect 1500 #’s of grain or seeds. One source advises only 1 to 2 #'s of DE per ton of grain.
A study done by ACRES, USA, Inc. advised that after 12 months of storage, the food grade DE treated material had 15 insects, compared to 4884 for malathion and 16,994 for untreated grain.
♥MORE DE BENEFITS: Food grade diatomaceous earth has been reported in scientific literature to absorb methyl mercury, e-coli, endotoxins, viruses (including polio virus), organophosphate pesticide residues, drug resides, and protein, perhaps even the proteinaceous toxins produced by some intestinal infections. Food grade DE detoxes.
There are some features about food grade DE that correspond with its ability as both a digestive aid and a colon cleanser. The honeycomb skeletal form of DE is found, under microscopic evaluation to reveal a tendency to become filled and clogged with hard debris such as intestinal scale. Food grade DE has not been found to cause any insult to the mucosa or barrier wall.
DE has a negative charge and bacteria has a positive charge, wherein it is believed by some that food grade DE sweeps bacteria out of the body by trapping it in its honeycomb shaped skeletal form.
There is no withdrawal period when given to milking or feed animals. No toxins. Decreased mortality, increased milk production, decreased mastitis, better feed conversion.
·DE manufacturers who work in DE mines 5 days/week advise inhaling it is not a problem. If you have asthma or some other lung ailment, either wear a mask or be very careful when using food grade DE.
· Do NOT get DE in the eyes. DE is drying to the eyes, so do NOT put it out when you or your pets are down wind of it. DE is drying to your skin, hands, & feet, just as it can be to your pets.
· Do NOT use heavily in carpet. Some advise too much DE causes vacuum problems.
· NEVER use pool filter grade or any DE other than those labeled "Food Grade" for yourself or your animals. It can poison or kill them.
· Some people experience a healing crisis (detox reaction) when beginning DE consumption. If this occurs, reduce the dose, till your body is cleansed, and then increase to the RDA.
· Remember, DE will kill beneficial insects as well, so don't put it on your flowers where the honey bees go and use wisely.
♥FOOD GRADE DE BENEFITS SUMMARY:
· Natural wormer – eliminates many parasites without chemicals
· Safe, non-toxic, parasites don’t build immunity as they do with traditional wormers
· 15 trace minerals – great for animals, humans, plants, and soil
· No feed withdrawal for milk or feed animals
· Decreased mastitis
· Reduced scours
· Decreased mortality
· Better feed conversion
· Helps detox heavy metals, ecoli, bacteria, viruses, etc.
· Promotes shinier coats
· Digestive aid
· Colon cleanser
· Better production
· Better overall health
· Eliminates pests in stored grains
· Reduces flies, fleas, ticks, etc.
· Reduces manure odor
· Drying agent
· Reduces moisture and pests in barns, coops, kennel, litter boxes, compost piles, and other moist areas
· Anti-fungal properties – good for garden fungal growth
· Reduces overall animal stress
· Cost effective
· DE health benefits mean reduction in vet bills and dis-ease
Info. taken from: http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html
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