Red Lake Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is currently registered as an anti-caking agent and flow aid for use in livestock feed (not to exceed 2% of an animal’s daily intake of feed). However, many people have found that it works well to kill pests including fleas, ticks, mites, ants, silverfish, bed bugs and most other crawling insects.
RLDE powder is often used inside the house, in the yard and garden and applied directly to pets for pest control. While the product is only effective when dry, it can become wet and continue to function as before once it has dried out. In fact, Red Lake Earth can become wet and dry out an infinite number of times without losing its ability to lacerate and kill crawling insects. Once the product has been applied it will continue to work unless it is washed or blown away. Due to the fact that the powder is very light and easily washed away, be sure to re-apply outside after a rain or wind storm. As well, if you have applied the product to your pet it should be re-applied after bathing.