If you’re looking for a highly effective and nontoxic way to control an ant infestation in your home, look no further than all-natural diatomaceous earth. First, what is it? It’s a powder that acts like silica, but it is made entirely from fossilized marine phytoplankton. It’s perfectly harmless to humans and animals, but it’s deadly to insects with an exoskeleton (like ants, bed bugs and fleas). All you do is sprinkle it where you see insects, and it’ll kill and repel. Just be sure to buy the “food grade” type at the store to get the truly safe variety.
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