Diatomaceous Earth For Pest Control

Discussion in Home & Garden started by remnant • Aug 14, 2017.

  1. remnant

    remnantActive Member

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    Diatomaceous earth consists of very sharp crystals and it has been
    shown to be a very effective substance to control pests go the garden
    ranging from aphids to slugs. It also comes dirt cheap, go my place,
    it costs $0.2 per kilogram. It has am additional benefit in the fact
    that its surely organic.
     
  2. PeteS

    PeteSNew Member

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    Diatomaceous earth is very cheap and very effective against bugs and sometimes snails. The problem with it is that you have to reapply it every time it rains which can be a hassle if you live in areas where there are afternoon showers almost every day. I don´t use it to sprinkle over the entire garden, I instead use it around ant holes and also just around certain plants that are susceptible to ants or slugs ( cabbage, brocoli etc). But in my opinion, the better option is to interplant onions or garlic throughout your garden, most ground insects hate them. I never plant my onions in rows, instead I have it scattered all over the place.