Ants are one of the most common insects that cause problems in homes. They can be annoyingly persistent and extremely difficult to get rid of. One non-toxic, inexpensive way to get rid of them is with diatomaceous earth (DE). Diatomaceous earth for ants is a great solution to control these pests with an easy to use product. What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth is a powder that is comprised of the remains of a fossilized type of algae, called diatoms. DE works as a form of pest control because the microscopic pieces are razor-sharp and will cut the exoskeleton of insects. Once the outer layer of the insect has been pierced, the insect will dehydrate and die. While it is deadly to insects, to humans and other animals, diatomaceous earth just feels like a soft, fine powder.
Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Ants? Yes, diatomaceous earth will kill ants and other insects, because it is able to pierce the exoskeleton of the ant which causes dehydration. Diatomaceous earth is PA Registered & OMRI Listed – Registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (No. 73739-1-3) for Use in Homes with People/Pets and Listed with the Organic Minerals Research Institute and highly effective for pest control when used properly. It will continue to be effective as long as it remains dry. Whether it is ants, bed bugs, roaches or more,PF Harris can help you with all of your pest control needs.
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