What Is Diatomaceous Earth?? - Knowledgebase Question

Owasso, OK
Question by debeep56
May 23, 2000
well, really - WHAT IS DIATOMACEOUS EARTH??? & how does it work to get rid of slugs??? I've got them everywhere - & have spent too much already on pellets!!!!!!!!


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Answer from NGA
May 23, 2000

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Diatomaceous earth is ground up diatomite, a naturally occurring form of silica that was originally algae long, long ago. The sharp bits cut into the slugs and cause them to dehydrate and die. Slugs can also be trapped using beer as bait and can be hand picked and dropped in soapy water.

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