Keep Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth in Your Survival Supplies

If you’re making up your own storage food buckets of grains and beans, you’re likely familiar with using food grade diatomaceous earth as a means of controlling pests in those buckets. But did you know you can also use it on your pets and around the house and yard?

It’s practical to have food grade diatomaceous earth in your survival supplies or for everyday use. This week’s DestinySurvival Pick is Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade 50 Lb. You can get smaller quantities, but you might as well get plenty because you’ll use it up faster than you might think.

Food grade diatomaceous earth is simply fossil shell flour. And you want to be sure it’s food grade, not the kind you’d put in a swimming pool. Use it on pets, around livestock, on plants and, of course, in stored grain.

It’s an organic pest control you can use for ants, cockroaches, silverfish, bedbugs, fleas, lice, box elder bugs, scorpions, crickets, ticks, grasshoppers and more. When bugs come in contact with it, their bodies are scratched and damaged by the tiny sharp pieces. They’ll either die or leave. Dust your pets with it. Sprinkle it wherever you have an infestation of insects and see what happens.

Results might take a while. It may take days or weeks to get rid of fleas on pets. And you might have to use more than one application in some cases.

Here’s more good news. Pests don’t develop immunity to diatomaceous earth like they can to chemical pesticides. It’s environmentally safe and nontoxic.

You might do as one reviewer and put it in your pet’s food. Would you go so far as to put small quantities of it in your own food for intestinal health?

To order your food grade diatomaceous earth, click on its product name, Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade 50 Lb, wherever you see it linked in this post. That takes you to the page where you can order it. Ordering more than one bag may make the shipping cost more economical. Look for similar products on that page if you want smaller quantities.

Remember, it has to be food grade diatomaceous earth for the applications mentioned above.

What do you think? If you’ve got experience with using food grade diatomaceous earth at home or in the garden, leave a comment and share how it has worked for you.

 

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

4 thoughts on “Keep Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth in Your Survival Supplies”

  1. In a production lab where I worked, diatomaceous earth was used atop filter paper in vacuum filtration. It is a wonderful filter medium. I recently bought a filter funnel and flask and a hand vacuum pump. I hope to use this product to help purify water.

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