accidentalchickenfarmer

Hatching
11 Years
Nov 8, 2008
4
0
7
Hebron, CT
Hi All! I live in Hebron, CT and am searching for food grade DE. The flies are getting out of control and the smell is becoming more and more noticeable as the weather gets warmer. My local feed stores (Mackey's, Melzen's) don't have it and don't seem to be interested in carrying it. I have seen it for purchase on the internet, but shipping costs more than the DE itself. Does anyone in CT know of local feed stores that carry food grade DE?
 

sriston

Chirping
10 Years
Jun 5, 2009
47
0
77
Tamms, IL
I bought mine from a seller on Ebay. It is PermaGuard (food grade DE). It had free shipping, which was why I choose that particular seller over others. I paid $6.00 for six pounds, but at least I have it to use. I dust my roses and such with it.

Susan
 

TXmom

Songster
11 Years
Dec 3, 2008
1,505
12
161
Sealy, TX (West Houston area)
I also bought mine on Ebay after searching around here for it. I bought 10 pounds, $12 + $13 shipping, so $25 all together. A little bit pricey, but I LOVE that stuff.

I've been using it in the coop and in my house. I had ants attacking my dog food on Saturday so I sprinkled some on the floor around the food and across the line of ants. The next day, I still saw a few ants, and now today...none! I'm so happy about that. It's not an immediate killer like poison, but I feel better with it being so much safer for my pets and kids.

Yesterday, I gave some to my friend who has a 7 week old kitten with fleas. She can't use any flea meds on him yet because he's so young, so she's dusting him with DE...I hope it helps him.
 

wander

Hatching
10 Years
Feb 27, 2009
3
0
7
I got mine from freshwater organics online. I paid 64.00 for 50 lbs, shipping included.
 

LA~Poulet

Songster
10 Years
Apr 27, 2009
535
2
141
near Lake Charles, LA
I asked at my local feed store, and although they didn't carry it, they were happy to order it and it is about $1/lb. Might be something to try if online shipping is more expensive.
 

RendonRoo

Songster
10 Years
Feb 7, 2009
1,147
8
161
ft. worth
I've read that food grade DE is in about everything we eat. It should be about 15 bucks for 50lbs. A neighbor bought some and shared with me so i don't know where to buy it locally yet. I'm thinking a restaurant supply co. may carry it. Good Luck
 

Hatrick

Songster
10 Years
Apr 4, 2009
195
0
119
They want $8.99 for a 200 gram bottle of the stuff at our local nurseries, and I'm the same, shipping on EBay is like $40.00! I finally learn to pronounce it and now I can't find it. I apologize for the hijack but does anyone know where I can get it in Canada (and no, Home Depot and Home Hardware don't carry it) Boo.
 

TammyTX

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
2,064
146
258
Texas
Just as an FYI....

I found mine at an organic nursery. Yes, it IS food grade, not bug grade!
 

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