a spray with DE?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sbennett, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. sbennett

    sbennett In the Brooder

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    is there a way to make a bug spray with DE? i want to put it on plants, but the ppl in my plant board have never heard of it.

    tia
     
  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    DE can be sprayed or whitewashed by mixing 1 cup DE with 1/2 Gallon of water. Stir frequently and spray/paint trees, yards, and fences. I would be careful spraying it on
    plants that get a lot of bee action or need pollination from bees though.. it will kill the bees too not only the pests. You will need to reapply after rain.

    Nancy
     

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