“Food grade bug Killer you could eat”.
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With our modular beds housekeepers just clean bug infested mattresses inside and out and sprinkle white DE powder inside the mattress cover system. You no longer need to throw beds away because of problems with bed bugs.
How “DE” Diatomaceous Earth works and Directions for use and treatment of bed bugs
Food Grade DE "acts" like a chemical by dehydrating insects like bed bugs and fleas. It literally dries out the membrane on the exterior of their bodies. It is exceptionally useful in organic farming, gardening, and home pest control. Food grade DE is completely safe to people and pets and is ECO friendly. Put DE powder where Bed Bugs will hide, it works on contact. With Sterling Modular beds, you take the mattress cover system bed apart. Dust into joints and channels. See that the interior of the mattress cover is well dusted. Mattresses should be dusted, especially in tufts, folds and edges.
What is “DE” Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is the remains of microscopic one-celled plants (phytoplankton) called diatoms that lived in the oceans and lakes that once covered the western part of the US and other parts of the world. Diatoms (algae) are the grass of the oceans and lakes. Just as grass is the staple food of earth animals, diatoms are the food of the ocean or fresh water grazers. Magnified 7000 times, diatomaceous earth looks like spiny honeycombs. Diatomaceous earth is mined from underwater beds or from ancient dried lake bottoms thousands of years old. This means diatomaceous earth has an unlimited shelf life provided you keep it dry. Diatomaceous earth is mined, milled, and processed into a myriad of types for a large variety of uses. Filtering and filler are two main uses but diatomaceous earth also ends up in paints, cosmetics, drugs, chemical insecticides, etc. Because the milling produces different sized and shaped particles, it is important not to use the filtering type for agricultural purposes. Food grade DE is FDA approved for internal and external use
and has a rating of food chemical codex grade. How Safe is DE Food Grade since it is labeled "Codex Food Chemical Grade Diatomaceous Earth"? This Codex rating was obtained because DE is safe for internal consumption and thus is labeled "Food" grade, BUT since DE "acts" like a chemical by dehydrating insects, it is exceptionally useful in organic farming, gardening, and home pest control. The "Chemical" Grade rating tells us it can be used like a chemical (since it simply dehydrates insects), but is safe for internal consumption as well. Without the "Chemical" rating, those wanting to use it for flea, tick, fly, ant, or other insect control would think it's only useful as a feed supplement in food, so it was labeled "Chemical" grade since it acts like a chemical, but it is NOT a true chemical like a pesticide or insecticide. It is perfectly safe for oral consumption. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is not EPA registered to be used as a pesticide in the state of California or Texas.
DE does not have an EPA approved label.