Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring mineral compound that has some really remarkable uses around your home.
You can use diatomaceous earth to kill fleas, ants and other insects in your garden or home. It is deadly to pests but safe for your children, pets, and even earthworms in your garden. Diatomaceous earth can also be placed in locations around the house to naturally absorb odors. This powder also has numerous reported benefits for pets and livestock.
Find it at a local feed store or purchase diatomaceous earth online.
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