With spring on its way, 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.
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 $22.02 (so $2.20 a lb.)!