The August meeting of the BBSRC contained a report on Diatomaceous Earth.

The benefits of using this product should go out to everyone. It is difficult to imagine a single person on the planet who would not benefit from at least one of its uses.

These fossilized skeletons of tiny aquatic organisms from one celled diatroms are mined out of the earth, crushed into a powder and sometimes called “Fossel Shell Flour”.  Under a microscope DE looks like tiny wheat checks.  As the insect moves through it, the waxy coating is scratched off their bodies, The bugs become dehydrated and die.   The faster the bug moves through it, the faster it works, and unlike insecticides, the bugs cannot become immune to it.


  • A natural insecticide for homes, gardens, animals, birds, barns, farms, kennels,  grains, crops, schools, parks.
  • Rids fleas, ticks, lice, bed bugs and parasites and ants roaches. Does not harm garden earthworms.
  • Food grade DE  taken in water will clear the human  body of parasites..Pets too

Glass of lemonade and teaspoon of DE every day for health.   Gets into digestive     system, scrubbing and cleaning out the colon.   Helps joint pain, lowers chlosteral,  lowers high blood pressure and works with collagen to improve dry skin.  Stops tapeworms in humans and dogs.

  • Natural, non toxic  flea and tick powder for cats and dogs.   Dogs: one tablespoons per day in their food.
  • As a soil amender  for clay soils, it provides 14 minerals. Great for the organic gardener, eliminating the need for toxic insect sprays.
  • As a protectant in stored grains (several pounds per ton) and animal in feed to prevent worms and bugs.
  • Put under baseboards of  your  house or rental to kill bugs.
  • Sprinkle in your chickens nests…… A layer of hay and a layer of DE.  (repeat)
  • Use on floor and sleeping quarters of all animals.

Send more ways you have used Diatomaceous Earth.



The old timers used to say,  when hatching eggs under the hen or in the incubator, and there is a lighting and thunder storm,  it is likely that a good portion of the eggs won’t hatch.   Upon opening those eggs,  it was found that the little chick was well formed but dead.   I have googled this and found that many of today’s poultry farmers say exactly the same thing.