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Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade) 12.5 kg


See disclaimer about Australian registered uses before use.


Diatomaceous Earth is a food-grade powder popular internationally to organically control various insects in the garden and around the home. Contains organic diatom powder which is popular as a high silica mineral supplement for horses, poultry, dogs and other pets. See disclaimer about Australian registered uses.

Diatomaceous Earth Organic Food Grade Dust 12.5kg (Absorbacide) (54 bags per pallet)

Diatomaceous Earth is an organic food-grade diatom powder which is very versatile and popular for various uses including as an organic insect dust around the home and garden and as a high silica mineral supplement for horses, poultry, dogs, and other pets. Read and follow the instructions on the items packaging / label before use.

For easy and effective application consider using this dust in conjunction with the Professional Insecticidal Duster and the instructional book called "Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth" listed below. This product has a very limited Australian registration, see the disclaimer below for more information.

Active Constituent: 900g/kg Amorphous Silica.

Average particle size: 10 microns, but can contain particles up to 200 microns.

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 12kg bag is about 40 Litres in size. Don't be fooled by heavier and lower-grade alternatives.

International Uses: Internationally Diatomaceous Earth has a wide range of uses in organic agriculture and household pest control and is included in products that 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. Diatomaceous Earth is also popular as an animal and equine supplement.

Australian Registered Uses: 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.

Disclaimer: Please note that Diatomaceous Earth is not registered in Australia for many of the international and other uses listed above. 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.

More Information: For more information about Diatomaceous Earth from manufacturer - Click Here.

For Easy application, use with Professional Duster, see below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Is this Diatomaceous Earth safe for humans to eat?

A. The product is registered as food grade for specific uses, but we cannot say conclusively if DE is safe to eat because it is not registered for this purpose in Australia. However we do know staff members and friends of ours who do take this DE regularly by mixing it with juice or water and none have reported serious ill effects and virtually all have been happy with the results.

Q. What is the Country of origin of this Diatomaceous Earth?

A. Australia.

Q. Is this Diatomaceous Earth from freshwater or saltwater diatoms?

A. Freshwater. Mostly melosiraspecies.

Q. Is Diatomaceous Earth safe to use for flea Control on Kittens that are 3 weeks old?

A. We can't comment on how safe Diatomaceous Earth is because it's not registered for this kind of use. However we have known people who have used it on young kittens without any ill effects.

Q. What is the average particle size of this Diatomaceous Earth?

A. According to the manufacturer the average particle size is 10 microns, but it can contain particles up to 200 microns.

Q. Why does the packing of this item not mention "Diatomaceous Earth", how can i be sure it really is DE?

A. We have been sourcing this product for many years from Mount Sylvia Diatomite and they have assured us that this product is indeed Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. We are not sure why the manufacturer decided not to mention DE on the packing but it likely has more do with marketing and to focus on their brand of DE called "Absorbacide". The manufacturer of this item refers to this item on their website as Diatomite which is synonymous with DE. Click here for manufacturers website.

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