Will DE kill 'good' bugs?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicabee19, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    If you sprinkle DE around the run, will it kill off the 'good' bugs/worms and what-not that chickens like to find and eat?
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I believe it kills any bugs with an exoskeletion. So I think it will. I dont know about worms.
  3. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    It's not supposed to be harmful to earthworms.
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    DE IS harmful to ladybugs and honey bees.

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