Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pesticide Free Dog House

We try really hard to avoid using chemicals in our home - for our own health and for the health of our furkids.

But I hate bugs and have a zero-tolerance policy in my house when it comes to them.

So I asked my friend Karina - who is very German and why, as she will tell you, her house boarders on immaculant. Karina recommended this product Diatomaceous Earth. She said it was a powder you could dust on the dogs to get rid of fleas and "It's so safe you can eat it", she said.

Eat it? I had to check this out.

I am a hard sell. I don't buy into gimmicks or schemes.
But this stuff was cheap and I thought well, what the hell, what do I have to lose?
And it's supposed to get rid of cholesterol which I could really use as mine is border-line high.

So I ordered some.

After the flood we were under attack of red ants. They were everywhere. And I really, really hate them because those bastards bite.

So I started sprinkling them with the Diatomaceous Earth powder and they died just like the website promised.
I sprinkled a perimeter around my house and we have not had any in the house since.

I have not tried it for flea control yet, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who will have a problem with little bugs this summer. They come with the season. And if you're looking for a safe alternative I would strongly recommend this stuff. It's cheap, it works and it won't hurt your kids.


  1. Interesting. I'll have to check it out.

  2. We've never heard of this, but anything pesticide free sounds great. Thanks for the heads up!