Fleas And Ticks Control - Indoor & Outdoor
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.
Fleas and ticks are the common external parasite found in dogs, cats and other furry pets or livestock. Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade is a natural and organic alternative solution to fleas and ticks control for your pets and home.
Fleas and ticks are blood-sucking parasites that feed on human, dogs, cats and other furry pets. While these pest infestations can spread easily and lays hundreds of eggs every day. To get rid of this pest, we often choose to apply insecticide around our home and on our beloved pets. However, these insecticides contain a harmful chemical that may possibly be harmful to our family and our beloved pets.
Treatment - Home And Surrounding Area
Look and Spot
To prevent fleas and ticks, it is important to make sure your house is clean all the time. You may want to look around your house for fleas and ticks infestation. Starting with the area where your dog and cat like to spend their time at such as their bedding, kennel, toys, pillows and etc (If applicable). You may want to look around for the areas that are suspected with fleas and ticks infestation such as:
Living room, room and kitchen
Floor (Sweep, vacuum, mop)
Cabinets, Racks and etc
Clean, Vacuum and Hot Steam (Indoor)
Clean and vacuum* the suspected area to collect any fleas or ticks' eggs. Ensure to seal the collected dust to prevent fleas or ticks from escaping and rinse your vacuum with hot water (if applicable). This is to ensure the pest and eggs that trapped in the hose or vacuum are dead. Then followed by hot steaming these areas with a steamer or a garment steamer.
*We highly recommend using "Shop Vacuum". If you do not own any "Shop Vacuum", you may opt for a bagless vacuum cleaner, but you will have to be alert on the dust collected. Dispose and clean it every few minutes to prevent from destroying your vacuum cleaner.
Apply Diatomaceous Earth
You may start applying Diatomaceous Earth to the suspected area, each room, edges, affected area or everywhere if possible. You want to cover the entire suspected area thoroughly to ensure an optimal result. Besides covering the suspected area, do apply it in the walls, cracks, furniture, carpet, electrical socket and any small gap that may be infested and anywhere they can breed. If you are unable to identify the targeted area, it is best to apply everywhere if possible.
To apply Diatomaceous Earth, you may sprinkle with your hand, dusting applicator or use an empty squeezable ketchup bottle.
Leave it for at least a week, and repeat the process. Clean up and see which area you caught dead fleas or even eggs to make sure the fleas are killed by Diatomaceous Earth. However, you can adjust your own timing to re-apply the process and repeat if necessary.
Diatomaceous Earth is less effective when it is wet or in moist/humid areas hence, we do encourage to reapply Diatomaceous Earth after rain.
The duration might take longer depending on how serious is the infestation. Please note that an adequate and light coating will do.
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.