If you’ve ever had a bug problem before, you probably used a chemical pesticide to get rid of them.
Those chemical pesticides can be effective sometimes, but they’re unhealthy for humans to be around…even if the chemicals are marked “safe” on the label.
And to make matters worse, chemical pesticides are becoming less effective every day.
That’s why I’m showing you something called “diatomaceous earth”…a natural bug killer that works great and is safe to use.
But before I show you why diatomaceous earth is so effective, here’s why chemical pesticides don’t work so well anymore.
Why Pesticides Are Becoming Less Effective
You may have noticed that chemical pesticides have become less effective lately…
It’s not that the chemical pesticides are too weak…it’s that the bugs have become resistant!
Have you heard the saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? That saying is especially true in the bug world. Here’s why…
When you use a chemical pesticide, it’ll kill a certain percentage of the bugs, but some of them will still survive…
Those are the strong ones who are resistant to the chemicals. They’ll hatch more bugs that genetically share their resistance to the chemicals and eventually the whole population will become more resistant.
New chemicals can be discovered that work better, but the bugs will eventually become resistant to those too…so you’re fighting a losing battle when you use chemical pesticides.
You will not have this problem with the natural bug killer I’m about to tell you about…
Diatomaceous Earth – Natural Pest Control
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a safe and natural way to control pests…and they’ll never become resistant to it.
That’s because DE isn’t a chemical…it’s a material that actually cuts bugs open like shards of glass. It’s made from the fossilized remains of an ancient algae called diatoms.
The individual particles of DE are razor-sharp, but they’re microscopic, so it can’t cut us. However, they’re the perfect size to kill insects that crawl over it.
Here’s a short list of pests that DE will kill:
Many people also claim that DE kills spiders, though it didn’t seem to kill them when I tried it. It worked extremely well on everything else though!
You can get DE from stores that have garden centers, such as Home Depot or Lowe’s.
How to Use Diatomaceous Earth to Control Pests
You can use DE to control pests inside and outside your house.
For use inside your house, you should identify the source of the insect infestation. Then put small piles of DE near those areas.
Examples would be near windowsills or by cracks in the wall. As insects crawl over it, they’ll get cut and die.
For use outside your house, sprinkle a perimeter around your house. This creates a barrier that bugs can’t get through alive.
Just be aware that DE will kill all insects…even the good ones that you actually want, such as ladybugs and earthworms.
Also, DE doesn’t work after it gets wet. So, if you’re using it outside, you’ll need to reapply it every time it rains.
And don’t worry about using DE if you have pets. DE is safe for humans and animals if you get the food-grade version, not the pool-grade version.
In fact, some people even consume food-grade DE because they think it’s healthy. There’s no proof that eating DE has any health benefits, but the fact that people can eat it without being harmed proves that it’s safe.