How MotherEarth Pest Control Works
MotherEarth D is a broad spectrum desiccant dust, meaning it causes a wide range of insects to dry out and dehydrate. It is made from 100% diatomaceous earth, the naturally-occurring fossilized skeletons of fresh water phytoplankton, commonly referred to as diatoms. The absorptive properties of the fossils dry out and remove the insect’s protective waxy exoskeleton. The insect then loses its ability to maintain proper fluid-levels and dehydrates.
Unlike boric acid, which requires ingestion to work best, MotherEarth D only requires the insect to come in contact with it to be effective. As a result, it controls a variety of crawling insects, including ants, cockroaches, earwigs, fleas, mites and spiders.
Nature’s Way is proud to use MotherEarth™ D Pest Control Dust as part of our Green Approach to pest control.