Diatomaceous earth is made up of Silica crystals, which is ancient microscopic algae particles. It works by dehydrating (or cutting the exoskeleton) of tiny parasites such as fleas, ticks, ear mites, hook worms, whip worms, round worms and pin worms (I have also used it in efforts to rid of house flies to much success). It can be given orally at small doses (such as a tablespoon per 55 pounds of weight) or externally (by rubbing into the coat or sprinkling on the bed/carpet area or window sills). It is a great natural alternative to de-worming medication, and pest control; which can often be toxic to both you and your pet.
Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth
- Sprinkle on window sills (if flies are a problem
- Sprinkle on carpets/beds (for fleas or other external pests)
- Rub into the coat of an animal (for flea control)
- Administer Orally (To rid of various internal parasites)