What does DE do?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by VI KING RANCH, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a bag but I don't know what it does lol
     
  2. Rebelrubbage

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    Go to http://www.earthworkshealth.com/
    I plan on picking some up locally also. Good video. Not sure I would eat it though.
    In short, It kills insects without doing it via chemicals. It is all natural. Just make sure it is food grade.
    Some is used in pools. This is not what you want!
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It also dries things out. I sprinkle it into the bedding. When it's dry, there is no odor.
     
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  4. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. Will it kill the flys [​IMG]
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

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    It kills some insects, and absorbs some moisture.

    Any other claims are mostly hype

    Will it kill the flys

    Probably not enough so you'd notice​
     
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  6. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What will kill my bloody flies!
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The DE won't kill your flies, but if the poop is dried out, the flies won't be drawn to lay their eggs in it. Also, hanging vanilla scented car trees does seem to repel flies.
     
  8. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lots of vanilla beans will the work?
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

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    What will kill my bloody flies!

    You can't kill enough flies to make a difference, since more will come to replace them.

    What you CAN do is keep things dry and control odors do you dont attract them​
     
  10. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     

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