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Diatomaceous Earth Book: "Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How-to-tips"

Over 101 ways to “go green” with food grade Diatomaceous Earth.  166 Pages


We also carry:


Fossil Shell Flour®

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth


Natural Insecticides Click here to order

** Californians please note. Due to EPA restrictions, we can only ship you Fossil Shell Flour. We have no EPA authorization to ship pesticides to California.


Please include a physical shipping address (not just a PO Box) when ordering.


Learn more about:


Fossil Shell Flour®


What is Diatomaceous Earth


Material Safety Data Sheet for Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour

OMRI Listed


Perma-Guard Natural Insecticide Products (with Pyrethrum) :


Application Instructions, Rates, and Product Label Information, Material Safety Data Sheets

Uses for Perma-Guard Natural Insecticides



Fire Ants

 Killing the Fire Ants-you must get the Queen!


Pest Pistol®

Spritzer/Tube Duster


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Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth


100% Non-Toxic  - will not harm children, pets, livestock, poultry, plants, or the planet.

It is an inert mineral dust of natural origin, contains no synthetic chemicals

Made from freshwater fossilized shells called diatoms, it comes in the form of a chalky powder, much like flour.

Odor free, tasteless, and has an indefinite shelf life.

Originally granted a patent to be added to animal food.

Known worldwide for its extremely pure quality of Diatomaceous Earth (DE), Perma-Guard DE is an eco-friendly naturally organic material from the purest fresh water source. Diatomaceous Earth is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells created by one-celled plants called Diatoms. Not all deposits of diatomaceous earth or the diatoms present in those deposits are the same.  The shape of the diatom must be tubular with holes on the walls. It is important to have a consistent shape diatom without any unwanted sediment and it must be fresh water because the diatoms form a harder shell and is less fragile than those in salt water.  Salt-water deposits contain a mix of diatom species. These deposits shapes and sediments are inconsistent, making them unusable for our products. Of the 600 deposits in the US only four are considered "food grade" by FDA standards. Other food grade deposits may contain higher amounts of sediment and clay that make them less effective. After analyzing many other "Food Grade" deposits we are satisfied that Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour is the purest form of diatomaceous earth.

Important! Do not confuse our products with the Diatomaceous Earth (DE) that is used in swimming pool filters! This type can harm you and your animals because of the different processing. The pool grade DE is chemically treated and partially melted and consequently contains crystalline silica which can be a respiratory hazard.  (see safety precautions/trace elements)

Suggested feeding instructions  Adjustments may be made based on your own experience and the weight of the animal.
Our DE is GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe by the FDA), so there is no harm of overdose. A basic rule of thumb is 2% of the dry weight of the food but here are some "dosage" guidelines:

Humans 1 heaping teaspoon stirred in cup of water, mixed in food or in anything you like.
Children  1/2 to 1 level teaspoon per day.
Kittens 1/2 teaspoon
Cats 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Puppies 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Dogs under 50 lbs. 2 teaspoons
Dogs over 50 lbs. 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. 2 tablespoons
Cattle  2% by weight of dry ration
Calves 4 grams in morning
Dairy Cows 2% by weight of dry ration (4 oz. )
Chickens 5% in feed, also add to dusting boxes
Goats 1% to 2% in grain
Hogs 2% of weight in feed ration
Horses 1/2 - 1 cup in daily ration
Sheep 1% to 2% in ground grain

For effective use, the DE must be fed long enough to catch all the newly hatching eggs or cycling through the lungs and back to the stomach. A minimum of 60 days is suggested at 2% of dry weight of the grain ration. It doesn't have to be exact. More will not be harmful, but less may not give you the results expected.

For large animals, DE may also be offered "free choice" as long as dispenser is protected from wind.

Use on beddings, rub into fur and mix in with salt and or minerals for livestock


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