Australian Diatomaceous Earth
What is Diatomaceous Earth – Amorphous Silica?
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or Amorphous Silica is the fossilized remains of Diatoms (a prehistoric phytoplankton). Diatoms extract silica from the water as it is essential to their survival. When the Diatoms die, they sink to the bottom of water ways leaving behind their silica rich skeletons. Our DE is not commercially heat treated rather naturally dried. This keeps the full integreity of the diatoms.
Diatomaceous Earth is a totally natural and organic product which is suitable for use on certified organic enterprises. DE is used for many different purposes and applications such as Animal Health (parasite and fly control), Livestock feed supplement (improve weight gain), Poultry (odour, internal and external parasite control), Insecticides (soil and foliar), Soil amendments (increases overall plant health), Soil conditioner (drought and salt tolerance), Oil and Spill Absorption and Construction (firewalls and building bricks).
When used as an Insecticide the sharp edge of the diatom cuts the exoskeleton of the insect and draws moisture from within the insect this is known as desiccation. DE can be applied as a dry powder or mixed with water and applied as a spray, however, works best when dry.
In the home, office, warehouse, silos and storage space DE can be sprinkled in areas where pests frequent for example behind cupboards and fridges, under sinks and around the house perimeter. It is highly effective against cockroaches, ants, mice and other household insects.
Our Australian mined DE comes in 5 different grades, Super Fine, <2mm, 2-4mm, Fine-8mm and 2-8mm available in bulk or 20kg and 1 tonne bags.
Not all amorphous silica in the market is from an organic, fresh water source and offers the highest-grade quality. Here a few points to check.
Check colour. The whiter the product the better the quality
Check, compare and analyse each product. Here our DE analysis:
Our DE grades
Oil Absorption & Spill Kits
Pest control in grain storage/silos
Call to place an order, get pricing or to discuss the best options for you and your land or livestock.
Our DE Bag Sizes
Our Diatomaceous Earth comes in a variety of sizes and bag types to suit every type of Diatomaceous Earth need from home gardens and pets to commercial and large scale agriculture. Custom bags and private label options are availble.