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PostSubject: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 6:19 am

Helen asked about ants yesterday and since we have covered spring cleaning and gardening, I thought we could move on to those pesky bugs BUT not the "Scrappy bugs."



I have a very good friend and book club member who is all about organic gardening. Her favorite product for our pesky critters is diatomaceous earth. It is completely natural safe powder that can be used around pets. Here are a couple sites about it.

http://www.richsoil.com/diatomaceous-earth.jsp

http://www.earthworkshealth.com

These sites suggest other natural household products.

http://suite101.com/article/homemade-solutions-to-get-rid-of-ants-slugs-snails-earwigs-a343010

http://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/get-the-best-of-pests.aspx#axzz2UYHzI8hZ

And if all else fails and you just want to photograph your insects, you will find some tips here.

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/photozone/archives/2010/tips-photographing-insects.aspx

Wishing you luck with your insects, whether they are WANTED --- Dead or Alive.




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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 1:58 pm

Oh my gosh Linda.. this is fantastic!! Just what I need for those pesky ants that are eating away at my flower beds! TFS!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 2:11 pm

Thanks to you, Helen for giving me a "Tipsy Tuesday" idea!!! Hope there is something that will work for you!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 2:14 pm

I have a group of friends who are all about diatomaceous earth. I was thinking about it last night when I read Helen's question, but was thinking that it was just fleas... Maybe I have to look into it further because last year we had ants around the house... (outside)... hmmm

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 2:21 pm

some great tips!! I'm sending this list to dh!

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 3:55 pm

I actually eat (well, drink in some water) a bit of diatomaceous earth each day Smile Helps with cleaning out the intestines Smile I never remember that its main job is pest control!

Reminds me.... I need to get more to send to my Mom. She can't find any in stores there.

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 4:14 pm

Nice Carla.. thanks for the visual! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 4:29 pm

Interesting Carla!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 4:30 pm

It's actually little granules that are ridged/rough and they grab gunk that's been building up on the intestine walls.

http://www.themorristribe.com/2012/05/22/20-ways-to-use-food-grade-diatomaceous-earth/

Also has silica, which is great for nails and hair growth. We don't get enough silica these days.

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 4:43 pm

So is "food grade" the same as the other stuff? Where do you buy yours?

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 5:23 pm

We've had spiders lately. I think it's from all the rain we've been having.

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PostSubject: Re: Tipsy Tuesday - May 28   May 28th 2013, 6:06 pm

Kelly wrote:
So is "food grade" the same as the other stuff? Where do you buy yours?

I get mine at the health store in GP. They have it in bulk

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