|Barked: Mon Oct 1, '07 8:54am PST |
|I'm lucky enough to not have a flea or tick problem with the pup, but I live in NYC and we have a city-wide ROACH problem!! It's what I use to control the pesties coming into my apt, and I have to tell ya, that stuff works for me! I started seeing a few little roaches scurrying around about two months ago - prolly one every two days or so. I thought, uhoh, you see one, you'll see 5000 in a week or so. So I dusted DE in the cracks where I thought they would be coming up - through the pipes and the minute cracks in a century old building. Presto chango! I've only seen one in the last three weeks. I have to be diligent about the dusting, but I typically use it in areas where it's impossible to vacuum anyway - behind cabinets, down pipes, and such.
And yeah pool grade DE has additives that are harmful. Food grade can be ingested.
Vinegar is a great repellent. It makes your skin acidic, and distasteful to bugs. It's also non suppressive if you're using classical homeopathic remedies.
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