Damn flies have been driving me nuts! Bringing out the big guns.
No, this isn’t a bag of coke. Diatomaceous earth looks and feels like off-white corn starch, but it is actually made up of fossilized algae called - drum roll please - diatom. I sprinkled this around the entire garden and some in the run. The hope is that when…
1) flies or any exoskeleton-based pests (fleas, mites, roaches, earwigs, etc.) get this stuff in or on their body it will SHRED them from the inside or outside.
2) the chickens take a dust bath, the powder will naturally work their way into the feathers to act as a pest preventative
This is a non-chemical super green solution for organic gardeners. It adds nutrition to the earth as it breaks down. It does not like water or humidity…so time your application accordingly.