Uses : Internationally Diatomaceous Earth has a wide range of uses in organic agriculture and household pest control and is included in products which are registered, marketed and certified for the control of cockroaches, silverfish, ants, fleas, flies, ticks, lice, earwigs, aphids, white fly, beetles, loopers, mites, snails, slugs, leaf hoppers.
Hot Tip : Not every brand of Diatomaceous Earth has the same weight ! Some brands can be much heavier meaning that you get less dust for every kilo you purchase. Our 4 kg bag is about 13.3 Litres is size. Dont be fooled by heavier and lower grade alternatives.
Professional Grade Diatomaceous Earth
This food grade diatomaceous earth is accepted by organic agricultural standards and is registered to control various insect pests of stored products such as farm-stored feed grain, farm-stored seed grain, grain for human consumption, grain bins and silos, food processing and warehousing facilities.It can be applied as a dust or spray. For treatment of building structures only, apply mainly to structural cracks, crevices and inaccessible areas. Absorbacide will leave a visible residue on treated surfaces & should not be used where such residues are unacceptable. Please note that Absorbacide it is not registered for these uses in Australia. In Australia its range of registered uses is limited. Current research and product development is focused on: Bed bugs, Poultry pests: Red mite, Darkling beetle and Lice Internal Parasites of stock: poultry, goats and sheep.
A natural product registered with the Australian Veterinary and Pesticides Authority for use against insect pests of stored grain and registered as an allowable input for organic farmers by the BFA. Diatomite kills insects by absorbing oils and waxes from the insect cuticle thus facilitating moisture loss and death by dehydration. In addition, the shards of silica in the material abrade the animal leading to its physical disintegration. Resistance is not likely since it is the physical and not chemical properties of Absorba-Cide that make it an effective insecticide.
Questions & Answers
Q : Country of origin ?
A : Australia
Q : Is it from freshwater or saltwater diatoms ?
A : Fresh. Mostly melosira species
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