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Absorbacide   Diatomaceous Earth for Animals   Amgrow Tomato and Vegetable Dust  
A Diatomaceous Earth fact sheet is included with your first diatomaceous earth order.
More information on Diatomaceous Earth...
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a form of silica that can kill insects by desiccation, by absorbing their waxy, oily, outer layer. When this thin, waterproof layer is damaged, the insect or insect egg loses water and dies. DE also has microscopically razor sharp edges, which works as an abrasive sandpaper to kill the insects. This killing action is a mechanical not chemical one. If kept dry, DE has an indefinite shelf life and remains effective for as long as it is present. DE, also called 'sharp sand', is sourced from the fossilised remains of freshwater single-celled plants.
Uses: Internationally DE has a wide range of uses in organic agriculture and household pest control and is included in products which are registered, marketed and certified for the control of cockroaches, silverfish, ants, fleas, flies, ticks, lice, earwigs, aphids, white fly, beetles, loopers, mites, snails, slugs, leaf hoppers. Anecdotal information on the web includes its use for head lice and biodynamic tree paste. Please note it is not registered for these uses in Australia. In Australia its range of registered uses is limited. Current research and product development is focused on:
  • Bed bugs
  • Poultry pests: Red mite, Darkling beetle and Lice
  • Internal Parasites of stock: poultry, goats and sheep
Green Harvest uses it to protect stored vegetable seed organically.

What is Diatomaceous Earth?
How Diatomaceous Earth kills parasites
Using Diatomaceous Earth on plants
Diatomaceous Earth: A Non Toxic Pesticide Macdonald J. 47(2): 14, 42 (May 1986)
Potential New Insecticides Innovation
Probably the most effective naturally occurring protective powder is diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous earth will control the pests as long as the powder remains. In this respect diatomaceous earth is an ideal pesticide; it is residual but non-toxic.
Please Note
Australia is very strict regarding registration, labelling and marketing of pest control and health related products. The information available via internet searches needs to be balanced with the fact that currently only Absorbacide has gone through all the regulatory channels in Australia as a pure DE product.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Absorbacide™ BFA Organic
Absorbacide is a food grade diatomaceous earth accepted by organic agricultural standards and registered to control various insect pests of stored products such as farm-stored feed grain, farm-stored seed grain, grain for human consumption, grain bins and silos, food processing and warehousing facilities.
Minor Use Permit application pending for Bed Bug and Hive Beetle.
It can be applied as a dust or spray. For treatment of building structures only, apply mainly to structural cracks, crevices and inaccessible areas. Absorbacide will leave a visible residue on treated surfaces and should not be used where such residues are unacceptable.
Material Safety Data Sheet


For further information and large quantities please contact
Please Note
This is untreated, unheated agricultural diatomaceous earth not the diatomaceous earth used in swimming pool filters, which is dangerous and has no pest control properties.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) for Animals BFA Organic
This food grade powder (Absorbacide) will do wonders for all your animals including: kill internal worms and parasites; kill ticks and fleas; add essential minerals and vitamins to the diet (silica, calcium, magnesium, potassium +13 others). Suitable for dogs, cats, cows, goats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, alpacas, all poultry and show birds. Mix with food or water for internal use or when spread on the skin, applied to roosts, dust baths, bedding material and nest boxes it is the world's best non-toxic, non-chemical approach for all insect problems. Recommended chook uses: 1 scoop (supplied) / kg grain; 1 teaspoon in water every 3 months. Further recommendations on the package and website. 1.9 L (approx. 450 g) resealable bag.

Other Animal Care products
Amgrow Tomato And Vegetable Dust
This multi-purpose insecticide contains food-grade Diatomaceous Earth, pyrethrin and piperonyl butoxide. Pyrethrin provides the knockdown effect on pests, while the Diatomaceous Earth kills insects mechanically, damaging the skin of the insect so it dehydrates. Suitable for the control of pests in the garden and outside the house, including aphids, caterpillars, codling moth, flies and ants. Apply dust to plants with the easy-to-use 150g shaker pack.

Diatomaceous Earth 88 - 89%
Pyrethrin 1%
Piperonyl Butoxide 10%

Material Safety Data Sheet

PB163 minimum 3 per order
Meets National Organic Standards - products with either ingredients permitted for use in organic farms or acceptable cultural strategies for pest control. This standard is detailed in the Australian Certified Organic Standard (ACOS) 2010 as defined by Standards Australia. Organic growers should always check with their own certifying organisation for the acceptability of any product.
Australia and International Organic Certification
OG Organic Certification for Australia
FG Food Grade
UT Untreated Seed or Plant
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