MotherEarth Pest Control Dust

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 freshwater 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.

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Why MotherEarth Pest Control is a Safe Choice

MotherEarth pest control dust is mined straight from Mother Earth, making it a natural alternative to chemical pesticides. It can safely be used indoors and out. In fact, it is safe enough that the EPA has approved it for use in schools, as well as in food and feed handling areas.*

Because it is a dust that is largely applied into cracks, crevices, and voids, contact with people and pets is also limited. The fact that it is a dust is also one of the reasons it is considered such a long-lasting, effective pest control product. In addition, there are no known pest resistance issues, which means insects will not become immune to MotherEarth’s effectiveness.

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*All food and feed items in the treatment area should be covered or removed before applying MotherEarth dust. Although safe, MotherEarth should only be used with adequate ventilation and with a suitable dust mask to avoid prolonged dust exposure. As with all pest control products, always consult the product labeling for directions for use, or enlist the service of a trained pest control professional.  

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What our customers are saying

Dustin is very knowledgeable: Everything he has recommended has been right on the mark! He is also pleasant and respectful when around our home. We have used NWPC to keep the hornets and other insects in the woods and away from the home. The service works great and isn’t toxic which is so important to us and the other natural life around the area. We also had an issue with mice in one spot and after Dustin worked his magic for only a few months, they were gone and did not come back. If you need any pest control at all, NWPC, especially Dustin, are the people to call!

Judy Middlebury, VT