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An All-Natural Solution to Killing Insects

The Allie's blog is about tips, products, and other information that help maintain your pets healthy lifestyle.

Our first blog post was about ticks and how this spring means more ticks and offered tips on how to combat them. If you think this is going to be a bad tick season, you can imagine how bad the insects will be this spring…particularly fleas. While there are many products out there for this problem, we suggest one all-natural solution that kills a whole range of insects using a unique formula.  


St. Gabriel's Organics: Diatomaceous Earth
Also known as "insect dust," Diatomaceous Earth controls and kills ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, earwigs, palmetto bugs and soft body crawling insects. In fact, this product is known for its particular way of dehydrating insects by cutting into their exoskeletons and killing them. What’s in Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous Earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. This combined with a very low percentage (less than one percent) of crystalline silica makes this formula safe for both pets, humans and the environment. In fact, it's approved as food grade and is not harmful if swallowed.

What's special about Diatomaceous Earth is where you can spread it. Since it’s not harmful to pets, you can rub it on them for flea control, or if your trying to repel any insects you can spread the insect dust around environments you don't want excess insects, such as your garden or bed.

Our staff stands by this product as many of us have used this for our own pets and animals. If you'd like to learn more about this product, feel free to contact Allie's (401-294-9121) or e-mail us at customerservice@alliesstore.com

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Jennifer June 01, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Ray, I always use a tennis racket. I am sure the neighbors think I am crazy... Greg, I broke down and called SHS Pest last year and so far they have not been back! We had a ton of them and they were statring to get a bit mean. It was a well spent $120.
NKGOP Watch June 01, 2012 at 12:37 AM
seriously, for ants go to bugspray.com and buy maxforce granules. it's a bait/slow poison you sprinkle around and it does work. the borax idea also supposedly works but I went with maxforce and it wiped out the carpenter ants eating my tree (last year and they havent been back) plus I had hundreds of small brown ants and ant hills in my driveway and they vanished too in a couple weeks. http://www.bugspray.com/
Stephen Briggs Jr June 01, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Greg and Ray, you can sprinkle diatomaceous earth on the bee nests or the areas around them. The diatomaceous earth is strong enough to get rid of any bug.
scott d. awg June 04, 2012 at 06:22 PM
what is safe to use on veg plants something is eating my eggplant ,leaving pencil eraser size holes,thanks
Dick October 26, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Google Bee Butter. I believe he is in Arkansas. He has videos on you tube. I've used it and it works. Here is the link for it. http://www.carpenterbeesolutions.com

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