I was told that DE was a great source of killing all sorts mites and fleas etc. So I researched and found that a local organic farm carried it. I went to purchase it and it was 25 bucks for a 50 pound bag. I hope it's the right one. I'm about to put everything that it says on the packaging to see if you guys can tell me if It's the correct one.
Fossil Shell Flour (Anti-caking) Agent
A natural product composed of Ground DE (fresh water type)
Suggested Mixing rate: The manufacturer of FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR ANTI-CAKING AGENT, suggests that it be mixed in animal food at the rate of 2% of the dry weight of the food. (I'm not going to be feeding my cat this any time soon even if it's safe, I want it more for a flea and pests killer, but I'm writing everything I see on the bag down on here.)
FOOD CHEMICAL CODEX GRADE
PERMAGUARD, INC, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87125
So did I get the right one?
If so, I did more research on DE and found this website:http://www.critterchat.net/diearth.htm
Is it really that dangerous if inhaled? Where in the world do I buy cat masks? And what are your procedures for handling this stuff? How do you all use it?
If it's the correct one, should I pour some over my carpet, wait a few hours and then vacuum? I have a lot of questions so sorry about that but I just want to make sure this stuff is safe. I wonder if we can pour it on our kitties if it's safe. Thank you everyone.