I have a question....lately, my dogs have been scratching something terrible. I have bathed them, brushed them...and checked them over several times. NO FLEAS. They have little red bumps on them..and they itch. Yesterday, I was picking up the toys they scattered around the living room, and I felt something on my forehead. When I reached up and grabbed it..it looked like poultry lice/mite. It was yellow, and long...can these get on my dogs?? I FINALLY got my DE yesterday in the mail...i ordered 50 pounds, thinking that MIGHT get me through the summer months. WOW! There is ALOT in there. So, I procedded to "dust" the dogs. OK, well we ALL were covered. LOL. Have you ever seen a Doberman that has been "dusted" Ohhhh, she was NOT happy with me! If looks could kill..I would be long gone. I tried to dust their whole body...but the pomeranians would NOT have it. Got thier backs pretty well...and most of thier tummys. If this stuff kills the "buggies" how long does it take? We have never had fleas....mites...lice..UGH! Im freaking out! Oh, then I went out to dust the chickens....ok, well...it was in the 90's here yesterday...and soooooo hot in the coop. I dusted the nest boxes....around the roosts....in the sand box..and outside where they dust bathe. Put some in thier feed...and gave all fresh water....I was hot, sweaty, and COVERED in white DE...when I hear the free range Roos makeing a ruckus. I come walking out of the coop...talking to the roo...and look up to see the Schwan man standing there...just smileing at me. UGH! I am sure I was a sight to see! Luckily, he likes chickens, and now he wants to be MY customer! Wanting to buy peeps in the spring. LOL We talked chickens for about 30 minutes..and nothing about Schwans! LOL.