By Jean Ward
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By Lori Jo02/04/2011
Hope you have found it by Now! I use on my horses, cats, and birds. My birds include Dom. Turkey, Wild Turkey, Pigeons, Jersey Giant Chickens, One Emu, and a Chukar (Used to have Pheasant, Quail, & Peacock, Toned down a little). Birds get it in their food, nest boxes, sand (dusting) Boxes, Horses get it in their food and I sprinkle it on the floor to cut down on oders, and cats get in their food sprinkled on them for fleas etc. I've been using it for 10 years! Any way you can find it just about anywhere out west by the fifty lbs. bag. One place is wolfcreekranch.net in CA. Do your research! It has to be food grade, and don't buy anything that sits on a shelf in a garden shop near poison. I live in Upstate NY Its $30.00 to ship it here!
By Larry 12/13/2010
Fresh water food grade diatomaceous earth is unlike other forms of DE because it is safe to pets and people. This is for information.. not a cheap plug. You can also buy food grade diatomaceous earth inexpensively ONLINE. I own a company called Earth Works Health, and we distribute Permaguard Fresh Water Food Grade DE products with the best prices on the net. You can find us at Earthworkshealth.com.
I buy food grade diatomacious earth at the feed store. Delilah500 is right. Absolutely do not use the DE meant for swimming pool filters for your animals.
By joanie massey 03/22/2009
Jean, I don't know anything about your question but just wanted to say HI cause I'm from SEALY-hi again.
I don't think the Diatomaceous Earth that you're seeking is the same that is used in swimming pools.
I would check with the health food store or a vet before giving it to any animal.
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Where can I find Diatomaceous Earth?
Warning! I just read on another site that you don't want to use diatomaceous earth that is for swimming pools: "DE sold for swimming pool filters is ineffective for insect control because it has been heated and chemically treated. It won't kill insects and it is very dangerous to breathe."Also, if you are using DE for garden insect control, be careful, because it will kill beneficial insects too! Don't use it too often. (07/19/2004)
Is diatomaceous earth readily available in Central Mexico? Is it a locally produced material, or must it be imported?Editor's Note: The Aztecs used to use it so it must be available in Mexico. (12/02/2007)
WARNING: Please make sure you distinguish the difference between "Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth" and "Pool Grade Diatomaceous Earth".Food-grade Diatomaceous earth is safe to use around pets and children and indoors with animals, while pool grade is toxic to pets and even humans! (08/11/2008)
You can buy food grade diatomaceous earth online at: http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.htmlOr retail stores:
http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/de_retailers.html and here:
http://www.wolfcreekranch.netIf you can find a retailer near you, the best place to find "food grade" diatomaceous earth is at a feed store. (10/24/2008)
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You can buy food grade diatomaceous earth at http://www.gardenharvestsupply.com/product/diatomaceous-earth-de-food-grade (11/19/2008)
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