Diatom Powder 5ltr

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2kg Diatom powder(DE).

Refills available; We are continuously reviewing our products to make them as sustainable as possible and can now offer to refill your Diatom Pots, just bring your pot along and we will refill it with powder (this must be a Mantel Farm Diatom Pot to ensure the correct labeling is in place).  For each refill you will receive a stamp on our refill card, so 10 stamps and you have a free refill.

Diatom is a natural organic (diatomaceous earth) entrapment powder; made up of tiny fossilised silica diatoms. 

Natural silica has may uses, absorbing moisture, fats and oils; aids in plant growth and development; Anti-caking feed additive are but a few.

Diatom works by naturally drawing away all the essential moisture insects and spiders require to aid in their development and reproduction.  Without any moisture, the creatures cannot breed making living conditions uninhabitable!

Diatom is our recommended product for the control of red spider mites in poultry housing, for more information please refer to our checklist and fact sheet


Diatom can be applied on and around pets and animals (avoid contact with eyes) including their bedding, litter areas, cracks and crevices.  The natural silica absorbs any moisture, reduces odour and bacterial breeding grounds, resulting in clean dry areas where insects and spiders find it impossible to develop.  Animal productivity is increased due to comfortable surroundings.

Diatom can be applied to plants, their leaves and surrounding soil.  Silica is naturally abundant in plants, aids growth and development, but also prevents ideal breeding conditions for crawling insects and spiders. 


Directions for use - for the prevention of crawling insect development:

Poultry and Animal Housing:
Diatom is a natural multi-parasite control powder to combat infestations of red mite, lice and fleas.  Use in animal or poultry housing   Apply into nest boxes, slats and all areas where the birds roost or animals live.  Apply directly at or as near to insects as possible.  If applied together it can lower odour by mopping up ammonia.  Apply the powder liberally to problem areas paying particular attention to cracks and crevices.  Be careful to avoid eyes when applying on or near to animals.  Repeat treatment as necessary.

Outdoor use:
Apply dust directly to insects, spiders and invertebrates 
near to activity such as lawns, on and around plants, soil, patio, pavement, window frames, door frames, cracks and crevices.  Put a ring of Diatom dust around plants and directly to leaves.  Re-apply after rain or damp weather.

Pet and Animal:
Thoroughly treat floors and bedding in and around pet or 
animal sleeping areas. Be careful to avoid eyes when applying on or near to animals.  Repeat treatment if necessary.

Animal Feed Additive/Anti-Caking Agent
Apply to animal feed only as a natural gut/intestinal tract cleanser and anti-caking product.



Caution:  Can cause moderate eye irritation to humans and animals.  Avoid contact with eyes.  Wear eye protection when applying the product.  Use adequate ventilation and avoid breathing dust.


Store in a cool dry area.  Keep out of reach of children

The buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use



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