With summer in full swing, you may be looking for a natural method for detracting pests from your house and yard. Diatomaceous earth is a natural bug repellant and is an affordable, non-toxic alternative to chemical bug sprays. It’s safe around children and pets.
I recently moved to Florida and had an army of ants in our kitchen and garage. I sprinkled DE around the perimeter of the rooms and doors and it killed of the ants that were there and no new ones have come in (I’m so thankful this worked as I really wanted to avoid chemicals!).
Diatomaceous earth is also a great source of silica. Food grade DE can be ingested. I let it settle in a jug of water, and drink from it throughout the week as a way to get silica in my diet (great for joints and skin).
Amazon has a low price on a 10 lb. bag of food grade Diatomaceous Earth, just $21.85 (so $2.19 a lb.)! I just picked up a bag as it seems I’ll be going through a lot of it here in FL!