Cockroaches - Indoor
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) work effectively against all kinds of pest with exoskeleton. Since Diatomaceous Earth is sharp as razor to them, whenever they get in contact with Diatomaceous Earth, it will cut them physically hence they will be dehydrated and die. There will be no immediate result as Diatomaceous Earth is all natural. Based on experiments, they will die within 48 hours but in real world application, they will avoid and hide. The challenge is to get them into constant contact with Diatomaceous Earth as much and as long as possible.
*Note that the result may vary depending on how serious is the infestation.
Cockroaches are the most common household pest on earth. They are attracted to dark and damp area, garbage, foods and water sources, box cartons etc and can be often found in kitchen, bathroom, garage etc.
Diatomaceous Earth is often used for pest control including getting rid of cockroaches. However, it is very difficult to get rid of cockroaches using only Diatomaceous Earth alone hence, keeping your house clean is important!
Treatment - Home And Surrounding Area
Look and Spot
To prevent from getting infested with cockroaches, it is important to make sure your house is clean all the time. Do look and spot around for the areas that are suspected with the infestation such as:
Kitchen (Trash bin, sink, food litters etc)
Apply Diatomaceous Earth
Kindly ensure to clean and dry up the areas/surfaces before applying Diatomaceous Earth. This is due to Diatomaceous Earth will be less effective when it is wet. You will need to sprinkle the Diatomaceous Earth on the surface and the affected/suspected areas. Seal or fix any cracks and leaks that may allow the entrance of cockroaches which can be found at the corner of your floor, stairs, in the kitchen and rooms.
To apply Diatomaceous Earth, you may sprinkle with your hand, dusting applicator or use an empty squeezable ketchup bottle.
Clean up and repeat the process every few days when necessary.
Diatomaceous Earth is environmentally safe to human and pets however, we do recommend you to wear a mask and gloves during the application process. Diatomaceous Earth may cause eyes, skin and respiratory irritation.
Inhalation: Move to fresh air. Wear a mask to prevent from excessive breath in of Diatomaceous Earth that may cause breathing difficulty.
Skin: Exposure to Diatomaceous Earth on your skin can cause dryness. Wash off with water, wear a glove to prevent skin from dryness.
Eyes: Flush with water. Wear a safety goggles if it irritates your eyes.
Warning: If irritation persists, please consult a doctor immediately.